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Eco-Chats with the Illinois Extension Master Naturalists

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Please join us for these informal virtual chats presented by University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalists.

Feb 19- Interpret Across the Forest Preserves
Email joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov to register

March 5- Guiding Principles for Guiding Hikes
Guided hikes give the public insights into the hidden secrets of nature- whether it's the ecology, history, or natural benefits. Come learn from seasoned hike leaders and Illinois Extension Master Naturalists, Nicole Snyder, Joy Clough, Gary Morrissey, and Dave Stang, in a panel discussion as they share their experiences developing and leading hikes in the Forest Preserves.

March 15- Indigenous Gardening Techniques
Relationships and connections to the land run deep for many Indigenous people and the Spring solstice is a time for growing. Learn a brief history of general sustainable Indigenous planting practices such as the Three Sisters garden, moon phase planting, and seed saving, and how these practices shape today's perspective of land. This webinar examines practical techniques of planting and land management through a scientific Indigenous Lens.

Presented by: Gina Roxas - Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Citizen Medicinal Garden Project Manager, Trickster Cultural Center and an Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Volunteer



Schedule Slots Available!

5 Mar 2021

Guiding Principles for Guiding Hikes

Meeting Place: Zoom meeting

Available Positions:  44

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual

15 Mar 2021

Indigenous Gardening Techniques

Meeting Place: Zoom meeting

Available Positions:  33

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sign Up Individual


Cook County IL

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Requirements & Documents

- Eco-Chats are open to Forest Preserves volunteers with at least 3 hours logged
- You will receive a Zoom link to the presentation on the day before

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