Photos: A soggy week in quarantine

April 27–May 1 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 1, 2020) – In a week that included rain showers at least part of most days—and cooler than average temperatures—Lansing residents somewhat gladly stayed indoors, in spite of a growing sense of quarantine-induced cabin fever. The biggest change came at the end of … Read more

IDNR to reopen select sites for limited activities May 1

Campgrounds, playgrounds, and other amenities will remain closed information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 24, 2020) – To allow Illinois residents to engage in some outdoor activities, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will reopen select state parks, recreation areas, fish and wildlife areas, and trails beginning May … Read more

Guidelines for enjoying the forest preserves during quarantine

information provided by Friends of the Forest Preserves COOK COUNTY, Ill. (April 22, 2020) – In order to ensure people’s safety while they are enjoying the Cook County Forest Preserves, and to protect the fragile ecosystems, visitors are encouraged to observe and share the following guidelines: Stay home if you are sick. Whether you are … Read more

South Suburban College announces Tree Campus USA® recognition on Earth Awareness Day

information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 22, 2020) – In honor of Earth Awareness Day, South Suburban College (SSC) announced its 2019 Tree Campus USA® recognition. Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in … Read more

Dunes Learning Center offers daily science content through Distance Learning Collection

information provided by Purdue University Northwest PORTER, Ind. (April 21, 2020) – Although Dunes Learning Center has suspended its in-person education programs, it continues its mission through a variety of online content during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center launched their Distance Learning Collection to keep children educated and curious about the natural world from their … Read more