Workshops for Beginning and Experienced Monitors

These workshops are for both beginning & experienced monitors. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, help monitors find survey sites, and discuss the monitoring protocol. Experienced monitors are encouraged to attend, in order to learn any protocol changes, obtain data sheets, review frog calls, and share lessons learned from last year. Volunteers only need to attend one workshop.

We are still confirming dates for 2019 workshops. The following dates and times have been confirmed. Please note, you are welcome to attend workshops in any county, even if it isn’t where you plan to monitor.

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS

COOK COUNTY-CHICAGO

Wednesday, Jan 9th,  6:00-8:00 pm
Volunteer Resource Center
6100 N. Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
To register by Jan 4th , contact Mary Busch at Mary.Busch@cookcountyil.gov

COOK COUNTY-CHICAGO

Saturday,February 2th 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
To register by Jan. 28th, contact Aaron Hammond at ahammond@lincolnparkconservancy.org

COOK COUNTY-LEMONT

Saturday, Jan. 12th, 9:00-11:00 AM
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
1245 W111th Street, Lemont, IL 60439
To register by Jan 9th, contact Mary Busch at Mary.Busch@cookcountyil.gov

DEKALB COUNTY-GENOA

Monday, Feb. 18th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Natural Resource Education Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve
11750 State Route 72 Genoa IL,60135
To register by Feb 14th, contact Peggy Doty at psdoty@illinois.edu or call 815-784-2000

KANE COUNTY-SUGAR GROVE

Tuesday, February 19th 6:00-8:00 pm
Sugar Grove Campus
Waubonsee Community College
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Science Building (North Side of Campus) Room 234

To register by February 15th, contact Robb Cleave at cleaverobb@kaneforest.com, 630-762-2741

KANE AND KENDALL COUNTIES-ST. CHARLES

Saturday, February 16th 10:00 am-Noon
Hickory Knolls Nature Center
3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles, IL 60175
To register, contact Pam Otto at potto@stcparks.org

LAKE COUNTY-DEERFIELD

Tuesday, February 5th 7:00-9:00 pm
Ryerson Conservation Area’s Welcome Center
21950 N. Riverwoods Road
To register by Feb 1st, contact Gary Glowacki at 847-968-3264

WILL COUNTY-JOLIET

Saturday, February 9th 8:00-10:00 am
Sugar Creek Administration Center
1740 West Laraway Rd., Joliet, IL  60433
To register, contact Renee Gauchat at 815-722-7364 or rgauchat@fpdwc.org

WINNEBAGO COUNTY-ROCKFORD

Sunday, March 2nd  900-10:30 am
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL 61103

To register, contact Jamie Johannsen at JJohannsen@winnebagoforest.org

INDIANA-MICHIGAN CITY

Saturday, February 9th 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Barker Woods/Barker House: 444 Barker Road, Michigan City, IN 46360.
To register, contact Sarah Barnes at sbarnes@heinzetrust.org

INDIANA-VALPARAISO

Wednesday, February 13th 7:00-9:00 pm
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
To register, contact Sarah Barnes at sbarnes@heinzetrust.org