Are you a Nature Enthusiast? Become a Kane County Certified Naturalist – Virtually!

Are you interested in learning more about nature? The mission of Kane County Certified Naturalist (KCCN) is to build a community of well-informed citizens who apply their ecological knowledge and sills to habitat restoration, environmental education, and community service. The program is an in-depth environmental education program for adults, combining both classroom (virtual) and field experiences in Kane County’s natural areas.

NEW this year, we have two options to take these classes.

Option #1: Virtual classes and in-person field trips: $300 (includes six core classes, reference materials, four field trips and 10 months of “Learn from the Experts” classes.)

Option #2: Virtual classes only: $150 (includes six core classes only and no field trips; this option will not include official KCCN certification.)

Virtual classes meet on Wednesdays, from 6-8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Class dates are: Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & Feb. 10.

The four field trips will be from April – June. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 28, 2020.

To register, visit, call 630-232-4542, or register in-person at Sunset Community Center (710 Western Ave., Geneva) during regular open hours: Monday – Friday; 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., or Saturday – Sunday; 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Registration section codes: Virtual classes and in-person field trips: 5411901-02 & Virtual classes only: 5411901-03. If you have questions, please call 630-444-3190 or email

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