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
Celebrated its 5th Anniversary June 2013!
Join in 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.
Visit http://barringtonareacommunityfoundation.org/ for additional details.
Thank you to the 1,500 children and caregivers who came and enjoyed our outdoor event.
Click on the KidFest tab above for a recap.
Meet our new Associate Karen Warner
Karen Warner brings her extensive marketing and public relations expertise to enhance LNCI’s outreach initiatives. She will serve as an important resource for LNCI partners, fostering and strengthening community ties to the program. Previously a business writer at the Daily Herald, an account executive at Feinstein Kean Healthcare, one of the top healthcare agencies in the country, and currently as a freelance copywriter with multiple clients, Karen has experience in all forms of media.
Through her community volunteer work, as a teacher of a science enrichment class for preschoolers and kindergartners, and as a mother of two, Karen has enjoyed first hand many of the wonderful outdoor opportunities that the greater Barrington and Lake Zurich areas offer. She looks forward to encouraging area children in developing their sense of adventure, fun and appreciation of nature.
Karen can be reached via email at:
SAVE THE DATES
Bird Walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 a.m. Ask for our refrigerator flyer!
Bring binoculars and field guides or borrow from our leaders. Walk is just under three miles and takes from 1.5 - 3+ hours with weather and luck in birding. Adults and attentive kids ages 6 and older are welcome. Meet in the parking lot. Registration is requested at 815-344-1294 or
Walk-ins welcome but walk may be canceled if minimum registration is not met 24 hours prior.
Co-sponsored by McHenry County Audubon. Visit www.McHenryAudubon.org.
January 11 Raptors - Birds of Prey 1:00-3:00 pm
Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation
Join us at Citizens for Conservation-owned Flint Creek Savanna where we will hike around the
tranquil snow-covered prairie while stopping to view and learn about live raptors. The second part of this extraordinary class involves witnessing a raptor in free flight under the professional guidance of Dawn Keller. If you missed the two rehabilitated eaglets released at Starved Rock, you won’t want to miss this! Join us for hot chocolate and have the opportunity to speak with Dawn about her incredible work after the flight program.
This class is held outside, includes walking in the snow, and is open to children ages 5 and older. Caregivers are required to attend. Please dress appropriately for the weather with hats, gloves, and boots. Class will be canceled in case of inclement weather or if extreme wind chills exist.
Class size is limited, so please register early! COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE BY January 4. Class fee is $10.00 per person for this unique and exclusive class. Please contact us immediately if you are unable to attend so that another child can participate in this class. Registration forms can be found at http://www.citizensforconservation.org/youth-education/. Please call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283) or email youth-
with any questions.
Chipmunk Woods Family Habitat Work Days Adults and kids ages 7 and older
On hold: dates and times to be determined - when do YOU prefer??? Chipmunk Woods Workdays are family-friendly restoration fun! We spend an hour or so cutting brush in this Leave No Child Inside outdoor classroom. We then stay a while longer to explore and play. Contact Team Leader Stacy Iwanicki at
to suggest times and days.
Please dress for the weather and bring drinking water and comfortable work gloves to protect from thorny branches. Reservations requested at 815-344-1294 or
. Walk-ins welcome but session may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met 24 hours prior. New HRST Volunteers, must register ahead and plan to arrive 15 minutes early for paperwork. Sessions are canceled if it rains or will rain with four hours of end time.
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Third Fridays 8:30 p.m. - open
January 17; February 21; March 21
Winter skies, when clear, are fabulous for star gazing! Lake County Astronomical Society brings out their telescopes 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. Then, if skies are clear, head to the parking lot for 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.org for program details.
The Lake County Astronomical Society is a group of people of all ages who are interested in the science of astronomy.
Astronomy Under The City Lights (AUTCL) or Lake County Astronomical 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