We visited with Jim Steffen, senior ecologist here at the Chicago Botanic Garden, to learn more about the wildlife you can find here. The Barbara Brown Nature Reserve on the south end of the Chicago Botanic Garden is just one place you can find different wading birds. Visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/birds/species for more information on birds at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
This summer, 40 middle school students and 20 high school students were immersed in the world of science at the Chicago Botanic Garden. They learned from classroom experiences, working side-by-side with Garden experts, and from being surrounded in nature for the summer. The Garden is committed to preparing the next generation for careers in science through Science First and College First and the science careers continuum. Visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/ctl/sciencefirst for more information on Science First and also http://www.chicagobotanic.org/ctl/collegefirst for more information on College First.