On behalf of the members of the Leave No Child Inside Initiative and the
participants of KidFest 2012, a special thank you to Barrington High
School(BHS) and BHS students Peter Chung, Chris Tessarolo, and Daniel
Roth for their generous volunteer efforts to make the following
KidFest - LNCI Video
Music Credit: Whistle if You Need Me by Kelsey James.
LEAVE NO CHILD INSIDE of the
GREATER BARRINGTON and LAKE ZURICH AREA
Celebrates its 5th Anniversary this June!
Join the celebration at KidFest and
all the fun, educational, and outdoor
activities throughout the year.
Healthier Barrington (of which LNCI is a member) helped develop 211, an information service provided by PATH, funded by United Way, and partnered with Good Shepherd Hospital. It will serve the 60010 zip code and the Barrington 220 School District and is geared to alleviate the saturation of 911 calls that are non-emergency related. 211, a 24/7 service, will receive the call, PATH will screen the call for the correct entity to service. The next scheduled “soft launch” is set for 3/1/13. For additional information visit: http://www.barrington211.com/AboutTheProject.aspx.
SPECIAL THANK YOU!
Leave No Child Inside is Awarded Grants
LNCI of the Greater Barrington and Lake Zurich Area
received a generous grant from the
North Shore Unitarian Church located in Deerfield, Illinois
and the Barrington Area Community Foundation
to continue our efforts to reacquaint children with nature.
Thank you to all who came and enjoyed our outdoor event.
A recap with photos will be posted in the near future.
SAVE THE DATES
Celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside Month!
Seining with CFC: June 1, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
To celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, join us in this ever-popular class with CFC’s interns along with seining expert and long-time CFC volunteer Tom Vanderpoel. We will meet at CFC, drive to a local site, and use seining nets to see what is in the water. Will there be frogs, fish, mussels, larvae? Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Please dress according to the weather— layers are best. Water shoes/boots or closed-toe shoes are required and must be worn at all times. Bring your own drinking water and use mosquito spray at home.
Location: Meet at CFC headquarters: 459 West Highway 22 Barrington, IL 60010
We're on the south side of Highway 22 between Route 59 and Kelsey Road,
across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
This class is open to children ages 6 and older. Caregivers are required to attend.
No bathrooms are available once we leave CFC.
Class size is limited to twenty children, so please register early! COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE by May 25. Please contact us immediately if you are unable to attend so another child may participate in the class. Registration forms can be found at http://www.citizensforconservation.org/youth-education or call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283) for details.
Youth Art Guild meets at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Sundays, June 3; July 7 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Up next: Print Making with Lucy Tonyan
VBSNA's Youth Art Guild is open to children ages 11 - 17 who wish to explore nature through art. As members of a nature art guild, young artists explore and create nature-themed works, and meet with guest artists of varying interests. While the style and media varies (ex. botanical/scientific illustration, anime, whimsical sculpture, impressionistic painting, etc...) the central theme always celebrates Nature. The program is non-competitive, individualistic, interactive & supportive. Group size is small - limited to 17 guilders. Each session includes outdoor sketching & journaling, as well as indoor work. Sponsored by Friends of Volo Bog - Monthly fee covers most supplies. Sponsor Reprographics Imaging and Art Supplies of Crystal Lake provides guild members with discounts on art materials - visit them at www.Reprographics.org/ For more information contact Stacy Iwanicki at
Citizens for Conservation presents: Camp “Beginning Naturalists”
Citizens for Conservation Youth Education is offering Leave No Child Inside and STEM oriented camp for summer 2013. “Beyond the Lab: Field Explorations for Curious Children” is for children entering first and second grades and is scheduled for July 15 -19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Using Citizens for Conservation’s own “Junior Naturalist” activity books a maximum of twenty children will explore the natural world through hands-on science. Topics include plants, bugs, mammals, amphibians, birds and more! Children will keep a daily journal which allows each child to share discoveries with their family and continue personal exploration after camp ends.
Camp is held rain or shine. We ask that the children dress for the weather, and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Please NO SANDALS. Apply bug spray and/or sunscreen at home. Children are expected to bring their own beverage and a snack to camp.
Camp fee is $100 for members and $150 for non-members. Register forms are found at http://www.citizensforconservation.org/youth-education/. For additional information email
or call 847-382-SAVE (7283). Registration opens March 18, 2013 and is first-come first-serve.
Explore the Forest
When: Sun, June 9, 12pm – 4pm
Where: CrabtreeNature Center(map)
Location: 3 Stover Road Barrington, IL 60010 Contact: 847-381-6592
Description: Join the Forest Preserve and Chicago Wilderness for this “Leave No Child Inside” event. Come out and experience the many ways FPDCC has been fulfilling its mission to preserve, protect and restore the scenic beauties of Cook County. Check out the equipment used for restoration activities, speak with a wildlife biologist or ecologist, meet some of the local fish and learn about all the recreation opportunities. Enjoy our children’s Explore Nature area and participate in crafts and activities.
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Third Fridays 8:30 p.m. - open
June 21; July 19
The Comet of the Century: Preparing for Comet ISON
After the indoor program, if the weather permits, members of the club will set up telescopes in the parking lot for some viewing of the night sky.
Astronomy Under The City Lights (AUTCL) or LakeCountyAstronomical Society Hits the Road
Utilizing powerful telescopes, amateur astronomers from Lake County Astronomical Society will share views of the Moon and planets from outside local libraries. This event is free and suitable for all ages. There will be special surprises for the young 'future astronomers' who attend. No advanced registration is required. These events are dependent on dry weather and clear skies. Visit www.lcas-astronomy.org for the next location near you! Questions? Contact the LCAS at
Lake County Astronomical Society meets at Volo Bog SNA on the third Friday of each month except December. A business meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. followed by an indoor presentation at 8:30 p.m. and if skies are clear - viewing about 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to peer through members' scopes. The public is always welcome - no registration required. Visit www.LCAS-Astronomy.orgfor program details.
Free Family Fishing & Nature Discovery Day at McHenry Dam with Friends of Moraine Hills State Park
Saturday, June 8 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the Friends for an afternoon of fishing at the north end of McHenry Dam. All equipment is provided - poles, hooks, bait, educational materials, etc... In addition to fishing, discover more river wildlife from aquatic macroinvertebrates to frogs, birds and maybe mammals as well.