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Description

The Forest Preserves of Cook County offers many educational opportunities. Classes are taught by district employees and most offer the opportunity to earn certified arborist CEUs.

November: Getting Familiar with Forested Wetlands

December: Winter Tree and Shrub ID


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location

Cook County IL


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volunteer.fpd@cookcountyil.gov



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November:
Getting Familiar with Forested Wetlands
Come and learn the basics of wetland delineation as tailored to forested wetlands. We will discuss the types of forested wetlands within the Preserves, and their native associates. The outdoor component for this class will delve into hydric soils and hydrology indicators.

December:
Winter Tree and Shrub ID
Winter is a great time for brush removal and restoration work- and for improving your woody plant id skills! This class will focus on how to identify native and non-native trees and shrubs by taking a closer look at the bark, seeds, and buds. The second portion of this class will be held outside as we practice tricks to identify trees & shrubs without their leaves.



Description

Do you love the Forest Preserves so much that you just want to tell everyone about them? Become a Nature Ambassador Outreach Volunteer and represent the Forest Preserves at community events and internal Forest Preserve events. Convey information about Forest Preserves programs and opportunities by handing out informational materials, answering basic questions and signing people up for the Forest Way newsletter. Training will be provided.


Schedule

Dates: 20 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2019

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Community Engagement Specialist
Credell Walls
Credell.walls@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042

Secondary contact

Community Outreach Coordinator
Nina Baki

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Requirements

* Be comfortable talking with the public at events in the community or Forest Preserves
* Participate in training & regular updates about activities/resources within preserves from FPCC and partners
* Communicate with Community Outreach staff and partners about specific events, schedules, tabling event information bin, and number of people engaged
* Ability to pick up outreach supplies
* Be 18 years or older
* Criminal background check required

Required Training
* Attend at least 3 different Forest Preserves offerings (i.e. nature center visit, stewardship workday, special event)
* Attend the Outreach Volunteer Training
* Work with FPCC staff at tabling events until ready to table on own

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     Position Description



Description

Check back here often for upcoming tabling opportunities where you can engage witht he public and share your love of the Forest Preserves.

Volunteers will be working alongside FPCC staff. Event details will be communicated via email.


Schedule

Dates: 20 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2019

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Community Engagement Specialist
Credell Walls
Credell.walls@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042

Secondary contact

Community Outreach Coordinator
Nina Baki

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Requirements

* Be comfortable talking with the public at events in the community or Forest Preserves

* Participate in training & regular updates about activities/resources within preserves from FPCC and partners

* Communicate with Community Outreach staff and partners about specific events, schedules, tabling event information bin, and number of people engaged

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     Position Description



Description

Do you enjoy connecting your friends, family and even complete strangers to the Forest Preserves? Make your excellent efforts official and become a Nature Ambassador Supporter. Help spread the word about the resources, programs and the benefits the Forest Preserves has to offer. Guidance will be provided.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Community Engagement Specialist
Credell Walls
credell.walls@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042

Secondary contact

Community Outreach Coordinator
Nina Baki
nina.baki@cookcountyil.gov

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Serve as a liaison between your group/community and the Forest Preserves by:
* Sharing information about events via email
* Handing out program brochures and other informational materials
* Providing feedback to the FPCC on the experiences of your group/community
* Reporting your engagement efforts on a quarterly basis
* Attending an annual meeting in your area with other ambassadors, FPCC staff and partners to discuss engagement strategies
* Showing the Forest Preserves Documentary to your group

The training for this role is easy, please join us!

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Description

Help restore our natural areas. Activities may include cutting brush, pulling weeds or collecting seeds, depending on the season. Learn about your local environment from dedicated staff while helping the Forest Preserves. Tools, gloves and training are provided.

* Licensed herbicders and certified chainsawyers are needed to support the workdays, see the schedule for more information.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

This opportunity has a schedule. Click view schedule below to see available times.


Location
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center 12545 111th St
Lemont IL, 60439


Contact Info

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Laura Brown
Laura.Brown@cookcountyil.gov
(630) 257-2045

Secondary contact


Michael Konrath
michael.konrath@cookcountyil.gov

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*Participants should be able to be outdoors for 2-3 hours and walk on uneven terrain
*All tools and onsite training will be provided
*Please arrive a few minutes before the workday begins
*Dress to be outdoors and to get dirty. Layers, long pants and long socks are recommended
*Wear non-synthetic clothes, like cotton or wool. Weather permitting, there will be a brush pile fire and hot embers can make holes in clothes
*Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required
*Remember your sun protection, a hat or bandana and sunglasses are recommended
*Bring a water bottle and a snack to have during break time

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Description

Help restore our natural areas. Activities may include cutting brush, pulling weeds or collecting seeds, depending on the season. Learn about your local environment from dedicated staff while helping the Preserves. Tools, gloves and training are provided.


Schedule

Dates: 23 Feb 2014 - 1 Jan 2019

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Monday: Mornings, Monday: Afternoons, Tuesday: Mornings, Tuesday: Afternoons, Wednesday: Mornings, Wednesday: Afternoons, Thursday: Mornings, Thursday: Afternoons, Friday: Mornings, Friday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Season: Spring, Season: Summer, Season: Fall, Season: Winter
Location
738 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305


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Naturalist



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- Volunteers must dress to be outdoors and wear long pants and sturdy shoes
- Tools and guidance will be provided
- Please register by calling Trailside Museum



Description

Help kids discover their inner musician at our Bluegrass Jams programs. You will be leading the discussion and creation of a simple musical instrument using repurposed invasive species.

When you arrive a naturalist will walk you through the activity. You will teach youth about invasive species in the Forest Preserves and how to play the instrument.


Schedule

Dates: 21 Oct 2016 - 1 Feb 2019

Unlimited Positions available!


Location
738 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Naturalist
Adam Kessel
adam.kessel@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 366-6530

Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov

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* The ability to communicate effectively with children
* Willingness to teach about concepts including invasive species, repurposing, and basic rhythmic patterns
* Background check required

Bluegrass Jams take place on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 1-3pm.



Description

Come out and jam! An interest in bluegrass music is a bonus but not required. Use your ability to play an instrument to inspire children to explore the arts and nature.

Youth will have an opportunity to create a simple instrument out of repurposed invasive species and join the jam. You do not need to be an expert to be a part of the jam. The goal is to have fun and learn from other players by improvising with the group.


Schedule

Dates: 21 Oct 2016 - 1 Feb 2020

Unlimited Positions available!


Location
738 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Naturalist
Adam Kessel
adam.kessel@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 366-6530

Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

Must have the ability (you do not have to be an expert) to play an acoustic instrument.

Bluegrass Jams take place on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 1-3pm.




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