New Year's Resolution- Conservation at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

New Year's Resolution- Conservation at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Making a New Year's Resolution? How about a pledge that reaches farther and wider this year? Increase your commitment to conservation with the help of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

On Thursday, January 2, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will assist Chicagoans of all ages in accomplishing their service project resolutions for the New Year. The first Habitat Conversation Fair is a one-stop shop for people seeking new opportunities to immerse themselves in conservation efforts such as citizen science projects, sustainable backyard creations and service days at natural areas within our region.

Prospective volunteers can visit with more than 50 exhibiting groups such as the Nature Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden and Chicago Audubon Society to decide which projects best matches their personal passions and skills. There is no cost, and all ages are welcome.

The Nature Museum will have a variety of its own conservation projects on display. Meet with representatives from the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network, Project Squirrel (have you seen their new mobile app?) and more to learn how you can become part of a unique group of citizen scientists.

WHAT: Habitat Conservation Fair

WHEN: Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive, just off Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton in Lincoln Park

COST: The Habitat Conservation Fair is free with admission; On Thursdays, the Nature Museum hosts suggested donation days for Illinois residents

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