With expansive views, McClaughrey Springs Woods is a destination for nature lovers. Wildflower bouquets cover the ground and the sights of butterflies and dragonflies will put a smile on anyone’s face. (So will the multitudes of grasshoppers jumping around!) Let’s welcome in spring by walking the trails, so we can learn firsthand about native Illinois wildflowers and how to preserve our environment. Bring your camera or phone to snap photos! 

*For this program students will travel in The Bridge Bus to an offsite location. They will be going to McClaughrey Springs Woods located at 11700 Kean Avenue in Palos Park. Must have ‘Permission to Transport’ indicated on Student Membership Application (check your Student Portal to make sure).

Important Attendance Policy:

Out of respect to our volunteers, please be sure you can attend the programs you sign up for. Confirmation calls or text messages are made 48-72 hours prior to every program. If you do not respond to our confirmation call within 24 hours of the program, a student on the waiting list will fill your spot. If a student is a "no show" for 2 or more programs, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list for other programs they have signed up for during that semester. 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.