Hickory Knolls Discovery Center  •  3795 Campton Hills Rd.  •  St. Charles, IL 60175   •  (630) 513-4399
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center


Kane County Certified Naturalist Program

St. Charles Park District is an award recipient of the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

Sponsored by the Kane County Forest Preserve District and the Geneva and St. Charles Park Districts.

We are currently accepting applications on a first come first serve basis.  Course enrollment is near capacity and enrollment will close as of December 15, 2014.

If you enjoy working in and learning about nature, then the Kane County Certified Naturalist program may be for you!

Free Informational Sessions

Thusday, December 4 • 7pm • Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
Saturday, December 6 • 10am • Creek Bend Nature Center, 37W700 Dean St, St Charles, IL

The Kane County Certified Naturalist program is a fee-based program tailored to individuals who want to learn more about Kane County ecosystems, the preservation and conservation of our green space and Kane County’s cultural and natural history.

To earn certification participants will complete:

1. Core program beginning in January
2. Core program includes 6 core classes and 3 field trips
3. 15 hours of additional coursework
4. 15 hours of volunteering or additional coursework
5. Cost of $250

Official Application Form
Next year's application coming soon!

Background Check Form

Course Credit Form

For registration and more information, contact Lisa O'Brien at 630-513-4347.

The Illinois Parks & Recreation Association awarded its 2008 Conservation Program Award for this cooperative program.

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