- Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
Are you a high school student interested in nature, environmental issues, habitat restoration and building new friendships? Then apply to the Teenagers Exploring and Explaining Nature and Science (TEENS) program.
TEENS is a free program that connects teenagers with nature, fosters their environmental consciousness, and exposes them to careers in environmental science, sustainability and conservation. Participants meet two Saturdays per month and explore topics such as invasive species, Chicago ecology, sustainability, and green living practices. Through field trips and museum-based activities, TEENS work directly with museum educators, scientists, and conservation partners. Service learning hours and access to paid opportunities can be earned through participation.
How do I apply?
If you would like to be a participant in the TEENS program, and you are of high school age, please download and complete an application. Space is limited.
When does the program take place?
The TEENS program meets two Saturdays per month from October to June.
Where does the program take place?
The TEENS program meets at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and easily accessible by public transportation (busses #76, 151, 156, 22, 36)
How can I get involved?
The Nature Museum's TEENS program collaborates with organizations across the city to apply their environmental knowledge towards community outreach projects. Past projects have included green living workshops, community gardening, and prairie restoration. If your group is interested in working with the TEENS program on a project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-755-5175.
How is the TEENS program funded?
TEENS is supported in part by CubsCare: A fund of the McCormick Foundation and the Mid-North Association. Corporate and individual gifts also play a critical role in providing opportunities for high school age youth in the TEENS program.
Can I support the TEENS program?
Do you want to make a contribution to the TEENS program? Please contact Barbara Powell, Associate Director of Education Operations, at email@example.com.
What if I have questions?
If you would like to learn more, or if you have students eligible for our program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-755-5175 to reach our TEENS program.