Therkildsen Field Station Field Trip

When: Whenever!

Hosted by University of Illinois- Springfield

Summary: Whether you are an experienced researcher needing logistical support or simply interested in learning more about the Emiquon Preserve and the TFSE, we want to help you out. This is a great opportunity for student groups or classes to experience The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve!

Interested? Learn more HERE


Old Capitol Farmers Markets

When: Every Saturday and once a month on Wednesdays until October 28th.

Hosted by the Illinois Stewardship Alliance

Summary: We need your help at the Old Capitol Farmers Market! Volunteering with us is a great way to support your community; meet new friends; learn more about local farms, chefs, bakers, and other vendors; and get a behind-the-scenes look at the people and faces that help make our farmers market the place to be every Saturday morning. The Old Capitol Farmers Market is all about building a thriving local community and creating a sense of place here in Springfield. We can’t do it without you!

Interested? Learn more HERE.


Regular Restoration Day

When: Multiple dates

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Hosted by Calumet Stewardship Initiative

Summary: Help restore one of a variety of woods, nature preserves, or areas through a variety of sustainable behavior.

Interested? Learn more HERE


2017 Field Trips

When: Multiple Dates

Hosted by: Illinois Audubon Society

Summary: The Illinois Audubon Society hosts a variety of organized field trip events covering a handful of issues regarding birds and wildlife. Every trip is unique and events fills up fast, so be sure to register ahead of time.

Interested? Learn more HERE 


Brookfield Zoo Field Trips

When: Whenever!

Hosted by Brookfield Zoo

Summary: Visit the Brookfield Zoo to learn about animals, ecosystems, and biospheres all over the world. The Bookfield Zoo, along the the Chicago Zoological Society, work hard to educate the public on the impact our behaviors have on our surrounding environment and the important of sustainability on the natural world.

Interested? Learn more HERE


Urbana Park District Workdays

When: the second and fourth Saturday of every month

Hosted by Grand Prairie Friends

Summary: Enjoy a natural area close to home. Help remove invasive species, improve trails, collect seed, and plant native species. Tools and refreshments will be provided.

Interested? Learn more HERE


Nature on Tap

When: Last Tuesday of the Month

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Hosted by: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Summary: Nature on Tap features adults-only access to the Nature Museum, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Check out each month’s featured theme, and play trivia for a chance to win unique prizes!

Interested? Learn more HERE