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.

For a PDF version of the 2017 schedule click here.

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS

COOK COUNTY-CHICAGO

Saturday, February 11th 10:00am-Noon
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive
To register, contact Jamie Forberg at jforberg@naturemuseum.org

COOK COUNTY-CHICAGO

Saturday, February 25th 10:00am-Noon
TBD-Lincoln Park.
To register, contact Aaron Hammond at ahammond@lincolnparkconservancy.org or 773-883-7275

COOK COUNTY-CHICAGO

Thursday, February 2nd 6:00-8:00pm
Volunteer Resource Center
6100 N. Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
To register, contact Mary Busch at Mary.Busch@cookcountyil.gov

COOK COUNTY-WILLOW SPRINGS

Sunday, February 26th 1:00-3:00pm
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480
To register, contact Mary Busch at Mary.Busch@cookcountyil.gov

KANE AND KENDALL COUNTIES-ST. CHARLES

Saturday, February 18th 10:00am-Noon
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
3795 Campton Hills Rd.
To register, contact Pam Otto at 630-513-4346 or potto@st-charlesparks.org

LAKE COUNTY-DEERFIELD

Tuesday, February 21st 7:00-9:00pm
Ryerson Conservation Area’s Welcome Center
21950 N. Riverwoods Road
To register, contact Gary Glowacki at 847-968-3264

MCHENRY COUNTY-CRYSTAL LAKE

Monday, February 13th 7:00-9:00pm
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd.
To register, contact Sara Denham at 815-728-8307

WILL COUNTY-JOLIET

Saturday, February 11th 8:00-10:00am
Sugar Creek Administration Center
1740 West Laraway Rd.
To register, contact Jason Buss at 815-722-8191 or jbuss@fpdwc.org

WINNEBAGO COUNTY-ROCKFORD

Saturday, January 28th 9:00-11:00am
FPWC Headquarters
5500 Northrock Dr.
To register, contact Kim O’Malley at 815-877-6100

NORTHWEST INDIANA-LAKE AND PORTER COUNTIES-VALPARAISO

Thursday, February 16th 7:00-9:00pm OR
Wednesday, February 22nd 7:00-9:00pm
Shirlee Heinze Land Trust Headquarters-Meadowbrook
109 W 700 N
Valparaiso, IN 46385
To register, contact Sarah Barnes at 219-242-8558 or sbarnes@heinzetrust.org