Join the Calumet Community Science Partnership for an outdoor learning experience to strengthen your leadership in local conservation initiatives through community and citizen science in the Calumet region.
In collaboration with Audubon Great Lakes, the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the U.S. Forest Service-International Programs, and the Forest Preserves of Cook County, you will engage in an outdoor workshop at a nature preserve that will provide you with tools and resources to feel empowered in the Calumet region’s natural spaces.
After the completion of the workshop, you can choose to participate in a community science monitoring project of your choice to further your comfort and confidence in monitoring and data collection and contribute to science and the preservation of the Calumet’s wilderness.
Outdoor Field Experience
Sunday, April 24
Sand Ridge Nature Center
This workshop will provide attendees with skills and resources to continue to be involved in monitoring and connecting with nature in the Calumet. By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped to become community science monitors and will be able to use multisensory observations to describe the bodies, behaviors, and habitats of local frogs, marsh birds, butterflies, and odonates (dragonflies and damselflies).