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Description

Join us at Beaubien Woods and see how the Forest Preserves Celebrates Earth Day! Make an immediate difference when you participate in litter cleanup or habitat restoration. Stay for a hike and other fun activities.


Schedule

Dates: 15 Apr 2019 - 8 Jun 2019

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Location
Beaubien Forest Preserve
Chicago IL, 60827


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Credell Walls
Credell.Walls@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042

Secondary contact


Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

-Earth Day activities will run from 9am-1pm.

-Participants should dress for the weather and wear old clothes that can get dirty. Sturdy shoes are required. See the attachments for our "Be Prepared List." See "what to wear" for English and "Document 1" for Spanish

-Bring your favorite work gloves if you have them; gloves, trash bags and other tools will be provided

-Training for activities will be provided

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Description

Nature has inspired artists since the beginning of human history. Help insure that future generations will continue to be inspired by the natural world by volunteering for the Crabtree Nature Center Earth Day Nature Play event. Assist with Greeting, Kids Crafts (no artistic ability needed) and Water Color Painting.


Schedule

Dates: 25 Aug 2016 - 1 Jan 2020

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Location
3 Stover Road
Barrington Hills IL, 60010


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Naturalist
Karen Holmes
karen.holmes@cookcountyil.gov


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

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Requirements

- Assist Nature Center staff in leading crafts for children (no artistic ability required!), greet visitors and help with watercolor painting. Assignments will vary based on interest and skill

- A staff member will contact you the week before the event to plan your schedule and discuss your role

- Volunteers ages 16 & 17 must have a signed waiver to volunteer at this event

- Online registration and criminal background check required



Description

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day by being the solution to plastic pollution. Help clean litter in Sagawau's pristine habitats as you are surrounded by woodland wildflowers and songs of birds.

Other programs during the event include a demonstration of how scientists learn about birds through bird banding (weather permitting), naturalist-led bird walks, and a talk on plastic pollution solutions


Schedule

Dates: 9 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019

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Location
12545 111th St
Lemont IL, 60439


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Assistant Director
Laura Brown
laura.brown@cookcountyil.gov


Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

*Equipment will be provided

*Dress for the weather and to work outdoors: Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Dressing in layers and wearing a hat is recommended

*Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult



Description

If you've been hibernating this winter, it's time to emerge because Spring fest is almost here! Share your love for the Preserves with the public at this family-friendly event celebrating a beautiful season.


Schedule

Dates: 15 Apr 2015 - 1 Jan 2019

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Location
738 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Director
Susan Dombro
trailsidemuseumvolunteers@gmail.co
(708) 366-6530


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Requirements

- Assist Nature Center staff in the set-up and break-down of equipment and activities. Activities may include greeting visitors, guided hikes, dip netting, crafts and more. Assignments will vary based on interest and skill
- After you sign up, a staff person will contact you to discuss your role at the event.
- Online sign up and a criminal background check is required for this position



Description

Grab your rod and reel and help provide a meaningful and enjoyable fishing experience for our local youth by becoming a Youth Fishing Guide. Working alongside the Forest Preserves of Cook County and Chicago Park District staff, you will assist youth ages 5-16, some for the first time, with education elements such as:
* Angler ethics
* Basic baiting, casting, and catching techniques
* Fish identification
* Troubleshooting rod and reel repairs
* Water safety
* And more


Schedule

Dates: 2 Apr 2018 - 1 Feb 2020

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Program Specialist
Jessica Becker
Jessica.Becker@cookcountyil.gov


Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

* Must be available for one or more of the following events:
- June 8- Beaubien Woods Celebration 11am-3pm
- July 13- Kids' Fest 10am-3pm
- Aug 1 Teen Exploration Day 12pm-4pm

* Valid IL Fishing License
* Ability to communicate effectively with children
* Willingness to teach youth about concepts listed in the
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* Background Check Required




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