2018 Training Workshops


Session 1

  • Presenter: Allen Lawrance
  • Location: Sugar Creek Administration Center
    17540 Laraway Road
    Joliet, IL 60433
  • Presentation: 1. IBMN General Training 2. Top 25 Butterflies
  • Date and time: Saturday, March 17th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
  • Registration: Registration is required. Please contact Renee Gauchat (rgauchat@fpdwc.org) to register.

Session 2

  • Presenter: Doug Taron
  • Location: Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Headquarters
    5500 Northrock Drive
    Rockford, Illinois 61103
  • Presentation: 1. Beyond the Beginners’ Checklist 2. Making Sense of the Skippers
  • Date and time: Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Registration: Registration is required. Please register online here.

Session 3

  • Presenter: Allen Lawrance
  • Location: Giant City State Park
    235 Giant City Road
    Makanda, Illinois 62958
  • Presentation: 1. IBMN General Training, 2. Top 30 Butterflies
  • Date and time: Saturday, April 7th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
  • Registration: Event is open to the public. Please call 618-457-4836 for more information

Session 4

  • Presenter: Doug Taron
  • Location: Cache River State Natural Area
    8885 State Route 37 South
    Cypress, Illinois 62923
  • Presentation: 1. IBMN General Training, 2. Beyond the Beginners’ Checklist 3. Weather Permitting Field experience in butterfly observation
  • Date and time: Sunday, April 8th, 9 AM to 3:00 PM.
    The beginner session (general training) begins at 9 a.m. and the intermediate session (Beyond Beginners) begins approximately 10:45 a.m. until about noon.
  • Registration: Registration is not required. Please contact Molie Oliver (Molie.Oliver@illinois.gov) for more information.

Session 5

  • Presenter: Allen Lawrance
  • Location: Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
    12545 West 111th St
    Lemont, IL 60439
  • Presentation: 1. IBMN General Training, 2. Top 25 Butterflies
  • Date and time: Saturday, April 14th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Registration: Registration is required. Forest Preserve District of Cook County volunteers please register online here. Volunteers outside of FPDCC are also welcome to attend, please RSVP with Allen Lawrance (alawrance@naturemuseum.org)

Session 6

  • Presenter: Allen Lawrance
  • Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
    2430 North Cannon Drive
    Chicago, Illinois 60657
  • Presentation: 1. IBMN General Training, 2. Top 25 Butterflies
  • Date and time: Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Registration: Registration is required. Please register with Allen Lawrance (alawrance@naturemuseum.org)

Session 7

  • Presenter: Doug Taron
  • Location: Rolling Knolls Pavilion
    11N260 Rohrssen Rd
    Elgin, IL 60120
  • Presentation: 1. Beyond the Beginners’ Checklist, 2. Making Sense of the Skippers
  • Date and time: Saturday, April 28th, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
  • Registration is required. Forest Preserve District of Cook County volunteers please register online here. Volunteers outside of FPDCC are also welcome to attend, please RSVP with Allen Lawrance (alawrance@naturemuseum.org)

Session 8

  • Presenter: Tom Velat
  • Location: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Headquarters
    3S580 Naperville Road
    Wheaton, IL – Building is located on the west side of Naperville Road
  • Presentation: 1. IBMN General Training, 2. Top 25 Butterflies
  • Date and time: Saturday, May 5th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Registration is required. Please contact Kathy Lech nrvolunteer@dupageforest.org or call (630) 206-9630 to register. Registration deadline is Friday April 27th.