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Nature RX:  How Spending Time In Nature is Good for Our Mind, Body, & Soul!
BACT hosts Dr. Teresa Horton, PhD from the Laboratory for Human Biology Research at Northwestern University. Dr. Horton will discuss how access to natural landscapes contributes to improved health, well-being, and resilience of humans by offering an escape from the stressors of urban life.
October 30, 7 p.m. at the Barrington White House
Free and open to the public.   Walk-ins welcome.
Please register at HERE.

 

Earth Day Celebration

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Barrington area residents of all ages came together at the Earth Day Celebration hosted by Barrington Area Conservation Trust on Monday, April 22 at Pederson Preserve.   Over 350 people participated in planting nearly 1000 plants, removing buckthorn, and restoring this exceptional natural area in our community.  Nine high school science classes walked to the Preserve during the school day to deliver plants they nurtured in the high school greenhouse and to take part in this conservation work.  The Village of Barrington Hills generously provided oak saplings for participants to take home.  BACT also offers special thanks to the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, the Village of Barrington, PepsiCo Global R&D, and Barrington High School for sponsoring this event.  

Quintessential Barrington Features BACT

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Join BACT for Restoration Work Days!

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Become a wilderness warrior!  Join BACT at Far Field Nature Preserve for our next work day!  Click here for upcoming dates and more information!

Apply Now For Our Summer Internship Program

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BACT Summer Interns Stream Monitoring in Flint Creek

Is your HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT looking for something to do this summer?  Don’t miss out on our great internship opportunity.  We are now accepting applications for our summer internship program.  Applicants must be a current high school student, including incoming freshmen through seniors who graduate the spring immediately before the program.

Completed applications for either of our two sessions must be received by May 1, 2019.  For more complete information, please click here.

OakTober Fest Success!

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Thank you to all that came out to OakTober Fest!  We planted 68 trees and shrubs while enjoying the beautiful outdoors at Far Field Nature Preserve.

Concert Photos!

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Thank you to all who came out to our Concert for Conservation!  Click here to see all the photos from the beautiful day “Under The Tall Oaks.”

Volunteer Conservation Educator Opportunity

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 School year is right around the corner.  Assist BACT’s Conservation@School Coordinator with school fieldwork experiences, internships and classroom presentations for high school students.

Click here for more details.