Introducing our Conservation Leadership Project

IMG_2050BACT’s new Conservation Leadership Project is a cooperative community effort that provides classroom programming, hands-on  fieldwork, career exploration, internship opportunities, and extracurricular activities for Barrington High School students interested in conservation.

The BHS Department of Science and Engineering is working closely with BACT to develop a curriculum to promote science literacy though hands-on research.  Students will perform field tests on an area stream at 4-5 different locations and repeat the tests throughout the year, then compile data to assess the quality of the stream.


Through the career exploration portion of the program, students will have the opportunity to visit workplaces, speak with professionals, and gain experience working in the environmental field.  BACT will offer two-week environmental internship experiences and work with local groups to offer environmental scholarships.

Extra-curricular activities will give students the opportunity to visit local preserves and monitor water quality, weather conditions, temperatures, and more.

To learn more about the project and how you can be involved, contact Susan Lenz at 847.387.3149 or