Learn from the Experts
Classes are taught by top experts in their field offering insightful information and inspiring thoughtful discussion. This series is a cooperative partnership with St. Charles Park District, Geneva Park District and Kane County Forest Preserve.
Advanced registration is required. To register, call 630-444-3190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kane County Certified Naturalists
If you enjoy working in and learning about nature, then the Kane County Certified Naturalist program may be for you!
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.
Sponsored by the St. Charles Park District, Geneva Park District and Kane County Forest Preserve, classes are offered once a year starting in January.
Informational meeting for the 2021 class will be held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center on Thursday, November 11 at 7pm.
Registrations will only be accepted by the Geneva Park District. Register in person at Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Avenue in Geneva during regular operating hours: M-F, 5:30am-9:30pm or Sa-Su, 7am-8pm. For details on registration, call 630-232-4542 or visit genevaparks.org and register with code 5411901-02. For a direct link: click here
To earn certification participants will:
1. Complete the core program beginning in January – 6 core classes and 3 field trips
2. Take 15 hours of additional coursework
3. Do 15 hours of volunteering or 15 hours of additional coursework
4. Pay the $300 program fee
For more information email email@example.com or call Hickory Knolls at 630-513-4399.
The Illinois Parks & Recreation Association awarded its 2008 Conservation Program Award for this cooperative program.