For 160 years, our scientists have been dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of regional plant and animal species, identifying environmental threats, and working to conserve and restore threatened populations. Read on to learn more about our conservation initiatives.
As Baltimore checkerspot butterflies become more rare, our scientists are working hard to sustain them.
You might be familiar with our Blanding’s turtle exhibit, but our involvement with them goes beyond our walls.
Our educators lead workshops emphasizing the importance of creating monarch habitats.
The regal fritillary is currently listed as threatened in Illinois, with reduced numbers.
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum scientists are working to monitor and assist this essential pollinator.
Smooth greensnake populations are declining due to habitat destruction and other factors.
The wood frog is a species our biologists are working to monitor and restore to the woodland ponds of Illinois.