News and Events

  • Wed
    30
    Dec
    2020
    Fri
    01
    Jan
    2021
    11am-1pmElburn Forest Preserve
    Join us as we investigate the animals that call the Elburn Forest Preserve home during the winter. Participants will test their tracking skills, investigate animal homes and practice shelter building. This program is for ages 8 - 13 years old.
    Please note: the program is entirely outdoors. Permission slips and other important information will be emailed to you after registration. Registration is limited to 9 participants and must be completed online. Participants must wear a face covering for the duration of the program.
    $100 per participant.
  • Sun
    03
    Jan
    2021
    6:15 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Registration is limited to 9 participants and must be completed online. Participants must wear a face mask at all times and maintain social distancing.

  • Sun
    17
    Jan
    2021
    12-1pmZoom Meeting

    A judgement-free discussion on why wild animals are always best off in the hands of professionals, and some complications that can arise when your only resource is Dr. Google.  Zoom invites will be emailed to participants on January 16.  Register online.  Cost is $10/person.

  • Sun
    07
    Feb
    2021
    6:15 pmElburn Forest Presesrve

    Due to the extremely low temperatures we are expecting this weekend, we are canceling the evening hike scheduled for Sunday, February 7.

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife. Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals. Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. Registration is limited to 9 participants and must be completed online. Participants must wear a face mask at all times and maintain social distancing. Elburn Forest Preserve is located at 45W061 IL-38 Elburn, IL. Cost is $10 per person.

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2021
    6:15 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife. Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals. Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. Registration is limited to 9 participants and must be completed online. Participants must wear a face mask at all times and maintain social distancing. Cost is $10 per person.

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2021
    11am-1pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Did someone say "no school day"? Join us as we spend a few hours exploring the Elburn Forest Preserve. Participants, ages 7-14, will be encouraged to be curious and discover something new in the preserve. Participation waivers will be emailed once registration is completed. Registration ends February 12. Pre-registration required. Limit of 9 participants.  Cost is $20.

  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2021
    12-1pmZoom Meeting

    A layman's discussion on common wildlife diseases, how to keep you and your pets safe, and how to spot and help a sick animal.  Zoom invites will be emailed to participants on February 20.  Register online.  Cost is $10/person.

  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2021
    11am-1pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Did someone say "no school day"? Join us as we spend a few hours exploring the Elburn Forest Preserve. Participants, ages 7-14, will be encouraged to be curious and discover something new in the preserve. Participation waivers will be emailed once registration is completed. Registration ends February 24. Pre-registration required. Limit of 9 participants. Cost is $20.

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2021
    6:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    The full moon offers a unique opportunity to observe the wildlife of the Elburn Forest Preserve. Join us each month to see what creatures are active on the night of a full moon. We must follow all social distance guidelines set by the State of IL and Kane County Health Department. Register online. Limit of 9 participants. Cost is $10 per person.

  • Tue
    09
    Mar
    2021
    4pm-5:30pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Our after school club will be held entirely outdoors this year! We will meet every other Tuesday, March 9-May 15, 4-5:30pm. Participants, ages 7-14, will spend their time investigating the seasonal changes of the Elburn Forest Preserve. Participation waivers will be emailed once registration is completed. Register online, limit of 9 participants. Cost is $50.

  • Sun
    21
    Mar
    2021
    12-1pmZoom Meeting

    A Q&A on wildlife rehabilitation.  Ask your burning questions about wildlife rehab, or wildlife in general!  Questions are submitted in advance and answers are delivered in a webinar format.  Zoom invites will be emailed to participants on March 20.  Register online.  Cost is $10/person.

    Please complete the following google form to submit your questions: https://forms.gle/NzunUPtMMsXwMWNc6

  • Tue
    30
    Mar
    2021
    Thu
    01
    Apr
    2021
    11am-1pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Campers are invited to join us as we explore the spring changes of the Elburn Forest Preserve. Our curiosity may bring us to vernal pools, tree buds, migrating birds and more! Camp is for children ages 7-14 years old. Please note: the program is entirely outdoors. Permission slips and other important information will be emailed to you after registration. March 30-April 1. 11am-1pm. Register online, limited to 9 participants.  Cost is $100.

  • Sun
    18
    Apr
    2021
    12-1pmZoom Meeting

    What does it mean to coexist with wildlife? What are the best practices for coexisting with wildlife? We will answer these questions and more in this webinar. Zoom meeting is April 18, 12-1pm. Zoom invites will be emailed to participants on April 17.  Register online. Cost is $5 per person.

  • Sun
    09
    May
    2021
    1:00 pmZoom Meeting

    The first of our at-home lab series! What is an owl pellet, and why do owls make them? We will be getting our hands messy while we find out firsthand what an owl pellet is made of (pellets generously provided by our resident owls!). Program supplies will be provided and will be available for pickup at our Elburn Forest Preserve location or St. Charles office. Program is for ages 6-10 years old and held over Zoom.  Register online. Cost is $5 per person.

  • Sun
    16
    May
    2021
    1:00 pmZoom Meeting

    No need to be an artist! We will learn about the importance of scientific sketches, and how to create them. Only a pencil and paper are needed, although other coloring supplies are encouraged. Program is for all ages and will be held on Zoom. Register online and cost is $5 per person.

  • Sun
    23
    May
    2021
    1:00 pmZoom Meeting

    Learn about the importance of protecting our environment with a hands-on activity. Recreate the effects of an oil spill to see the impact it has on the environment and wildlife, and act as a wildlife rehabilitator to help the animals affected in your oil spill! Program supplies will be provided and will be available for pickup at our Elburn Forest Preserve location or St. Charles office. Program is for ages 7-11 years old and will be held on Zoom. Register online, cost is $5 per person.