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Learn How to Become a Kane County Certified Naturalist

Nov 14, 2018 12:17PM ● By Hannah Ott

Geneva, IL - Learn about Kane County’s fastest-growing, nature education program for adults: The Kane County Certified Naturalist (KCCN) program. 

Attend a free informational session on Tuesday, December 4 to find out what all the excitement is about. You’ll learn the dates, details, cost and the benefits of this award-winning program. The session is from 7-8pm at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Dr., St. Charles.

The program provides opportunities to develop, lead and participate in conservation initiatives. Students must complete six core classes, three field trips and 30 hours of advanced coursework and/or volunteer work to earn initial Certified Naturalist certification. Volunteering is strongly encouraged for all participants. Continuing education training courses will be offered annually to maintain certification and to further knowledge and skills. Classes begin in January, followed by spring field trips. 

The mission of Kane County Certified Naturalist program is to promote awareness and citizen stewardship of Kane County’s natural resources through science-based education and community service. KCCN is a cooperative program of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, the St. Charles Park District and the Geneva Park District. 

For more information on this program, call 630-444-3190 or email


Source: Laurie Metanchuk and Brittany Kovach 630-232-5980