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 e-mail 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. Information sessions are offered each December.
The 2018 class is full. Please check back next Fall for details on the 2019 application process.
2019 Information Meeting Dates
Thu., Nov. ?? at 7pm, Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
Sat., Dec. ?? at 10am, Creek Bend Nature Center
To apply for the 2019 Kane County Certified Naturalist Class, complete the applicable form here. This link will be posted next Fall.
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 $250 program fee
To register or get more information about the program, please contact Pam Otto at 630-513-4346.
The Illinois Parks & Recreation Association awarded its 2008 Conservation Program Award for this cooperative program.