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7402 W. Lake Katherine DrivePalos Heights, IL 60463


There are many opportunities for research at Lake Katherine. By monitoring plant and animal populations, water quality and other data, we can better assess the efforts of our restoration efforts. We also provide opportunities for visitors to get involved with science at Lake Katherine.

Volunteers collect data as part of field research at Lake Katherine as needed. Study questions will vary from season to season and year to year. Volunteers also collect data for and promote visitor participation in citizen science programs.

Most research is done between 9a-5p Monday through Friday. Volunteer interviews are conducted during normal weekday hours.

Please visit the Nature Center or http://lakekatherine.org/volunteer-opportunities.cfm to obtain a volunteer application. Return completed applications to Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL, 60463, Attention: Volunteer Coordinator.


  • Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Botany

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 40 hours per year

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