Kane County Certified Naturalist Program
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
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.