Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
BackYard Nature Center connects children and adults with the wonders of nature in New Trier Township. We do this by developing events and activities in the areas of education/outdoor learning, unstructured play, and habitat restoration.
These programs take place at local parks, schools, and the Skokie Lagoons. Skokie Lagoons is a network of forest, artificial lagoons, channels, and islands that winds along the Edens Expressway between Winnetka, Northfield, and Glencoe.
Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
Leading educational nature hikes and bird walks
Assisting teachers in creating learning opportunities in nature for their classes
Facilitating nature-based play programs
Participating in habitat restoration activities at the Lagoons involving the removal of invasive species
Supporting marketing and administrative initiatives
Participating in strategic planning as a member of our board
For more information about volunteering with BackYard Nature Center, please visit our website, backyardnaturecenter.org.