Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

Nature is a Classroom for Teacher

Kiel Smith is a firm believer that there is much to learn from nature. The science teacher at Metea Valley High School in Aurora is also a steward of the Forest Preserve District’s Big Woods Forest Preserve in Aurora, just down the street from the school.
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Glen Ellyn Man Has Deep Roots to Nature

Bruce Blake spent much of his childhood playing outside. But he credits an aunt with teaching him to appreciate nature.
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Naturopathic Doctor Rooted in Plants

I’m originally from Washington state, having lived in both a rural area, near the hills and rivers of the Cascade Mountains, and urban Seattle. I moved to the Chicago region for work.
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Cycling a Love of Nature

Adam Caulk Cycling a Love of Nature I’ve lived in DuPage County for the last 16 years. My wife, two sons, and chocolate lab all enjoy going for hikes in the forest on weekends.
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Lombard Woman's Love of Nature Drives Her to Serve

Kim White remembers childhood summers alongside her grandmother in the garden, watching monarch butterflies flit about the milkweed, looking for tadpoles and rescuing toads from window wells.
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Man's Love of Birding Fuels Passion for Springbrook Prairie

Joe Suchecki has many interests, including photography, gardening and bicycling.
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