Over the last two decades, the monarch population has decreased by 80 percent and experts now agree that a key threat to the species is the loss of milkweed plants across the Midwestern United States. This summer the Field Museum’s Monarch Project will expand on its existing research with the help of volunteers. The volunteer ecological technician will collect one season of local field data using established protocol.
This volunteer position will implement intensive monitoring of monarch butterfly habitat at selected sites throughout Schaumburg. This individual will be trained by staff from the Field Museum. A total of six (6) applicants will be chosen for this project.
CLICK HERE for application information, qualifications and duties related to this wonderful summer position. This Ecological Fieldwork Technician position is being offered in partnership with the Field Museum, The Village of Schaumburg and BACT.