– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


The mission of BYNC is to promote, facilitate, and strengthen the bond between the nature environments in New Trier Township and the children and adults who wish to enrich their lives with direct experiences in nature.

BYNC promotes, facilitates, and strengthens the bond between children and adults with nature by: (1) connecting service and learning organizations with local nature sites e.g. Skokie Lagoons, Village Park Districts, (2) connecting children and their school curriculum with outdoor learning experiences, and (3) connecting children and their families with the nature in their own backyards.

Opportunities Available with BackYard Nature Center

Ongoing Opportunities with BackYard Nature Center

BackYard Nature Center connects children and adults with the wonders of nature in New Trier Township. The organization provides habitat restoration and educational opportunities at the Skokie Lagoons, local parks,…