“A Naturalist’s Virtual Seminar” offered by University of Illinois Extension


OGLESBY - The University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program of Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties will host a week-long virtual seminar focusing on Illinois wildlife and stewardship practices. This seminar, which is open to the public, will meet daily at 2 p.m. via Zoom for two, one-hour sessions.

The seminar will kick off at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 with a keynote address by Abigail Garofalo, Energy & Environmental Stewardship Educator with University of Illinois Extension Serving Cook County. Her talk is titled, “Conservation at Home.” Detailed descriptions of each session may be found at the registration website (link below).

The seminar is free, however donations are welcome. Interested individuals must pre-register by Friday, Feb. 19. Zoom links will be sent to participants for each session they register for and individuals may register for any session of interest if there is space. Participants will be able to ask questions at the conclusion of each session. Anyone with an interest in our state’s natural resources and stewardship practices will not want to miss this event. 

For additional information and to register, please go to https://go.illinois.edu/naturalist2021. You may also call the LaSalle County University of Illinois Extension Office at (815) 433-0707 or e-mail meo@illinois.edu. Those who would like to register but are unable to attend the sessions on the given date and time can still register to receive links to recorded sessions for later viewing. Space is limited so register now to guarantee attendance.