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Volunteers help remove invasive plants and replace them with native plant plugs. The forests of Skokie Lagoons are a unique place to discover on your own or with a group.
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
For more information about volunteering with BackYard Nature Center, please visit our website, backyardnaturecenter.org.