Aquatic Invasive Species
Which aquatic invasive species threaten DuPage County's waterways? How can we slow or prevent their spread?
How does climate change affect different organisms? How can we use data to reduce our personal impact on the environment?
Endangered & Threatened Species
Which species in DuPage County are endangered and what leads to an organism gaining the endangered status? How can we help restore the populations of local endangered species?
Why was DuPage County such a popular location for people to farm? Why are there so few farms remaining in DuPage County?
Why is DuPage County's landscape shaped the way it is? What are the consequences of human impacts on the land? How does erosion affect ecosystems?
How do we know if an ecosystem is healthy? Why is fire so important in keeping DuPage County's ecosystems healthy? How do we restore a habitat and how may it be similar or different to the pre-existing habitat?
How and why do honeybees make honey? How do honeybees organize duties in the hive? Why are honeybees facing declines in population? How can my community help honeybees?
Which invasive species threaten DuPage County's ecosystems? Why are invasive species so successful at spreading in a new place? How can we slow or prevent their spread?
Issues Facing Aquatic Wildlife
How can we help aquatic wildlife? How have humans both positively and negatively impacted aquatic wildlife through their actions? Why are some aquatic animals thriving while others are showing population declines?
Issues Facing Local Wildlife
How can we help wildlife? How have humans both positively and negatively impacted wildlife through their actions? Why are some animals thriving in our neighborhoods while others are showing population declines?
Mammoths & Mastodons
How do we know that mammoths and mastodons once lived in DuPage County? Why are these giant elephants no longer alive today?
How is maple syrup produced? Why is maple syrup only made in late winter and early spring, in DuPage County? How does sap become syrup through chemistry?
Why are native plants so important and what types of organisms do they support? Why are certain native plants successful in certain ecosystems but not others?
How do I know if an outdoor career is right for me? What types of experience, education and interests does someone need to get into an outdoor career?
Why are pollinators so important and what impacts are negatively affecting pollinator populations? How can we help pollinators?
How are streams, rivers and lakes formed? Why is water quality so important to so many species of aquatic organisms? How can we help to improve water quality?