Calendar of Programs and Events

Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Sunday, September 1 – October 31st 
CANCELLED
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Meet at the APNC Parking Lot
Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park

Monthly Meeting and Seminar Schedule

The Climate of Illinois: Historical Overview and Projected Changes
Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 7PM

As part of our new *virtual* monthly meeting and seminar, we will be presenting via ZOOM . All seminars will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel afterward. We are excited to “see” you again! 

Access details: ZOOM Meeting ID is 726 750 1043 and the Password is CCAS

This month, we are happy to welcome Dr. Trent Ford, ISWS Climatologist to discuss:
The Climate of Illinois: Historical Overview and Projected Changes

Trent has been the Illinois State Climatologist since 2019. He and his team provide information online, through traditional and social media, and by speaking to interested groups across the state. In addition to his role in education and climate outreach, Ford also conducts research on the climate system and extreme climate events, like drought and heat waves; monitors current conditions; and studies climate change. A native of Roanoke, Illinois, Ford earned a bachelor’s in geography from Illinois State University before completing his master’s and PhD at Texas A&M University. Before joining the Illinois State Water Survey, Ford was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Resources at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Learn more : https://stateclimatologist.web.illinois.edu/

Stay up to date by following Dr. Ford on Twitter for updates and informative content: @ILClimatologist

A Year in Illinois’ Natural Areas
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at 7PM
 
As part of our new *virtual* monthly meeting and seminar, we will be presenting via ZOOM.
We are excited to “see” you again! 
 
Access details: ZOOM Meeting ID is 726 750 1043 and the Password is CCAS
 
This month, we are happy to welcome Sara Johnson, CCAS Vice President and Communications Chair to reflect on:
A Year in Illinois’ Natural Areas.
 
Background: Sara Johnson is originally from Western New York, but has been living in Champaign for over 5 years. She has served as President and Program Chair of the CCAS Board, and is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant in a rare plant conservation lab at the UIUC. Birding and botanizing are favorite hobbies that fortunately overlap with her work. Sara loves exploring the natural areas of wherever she is living at the time and looks forward to sharing her photography and insights about our unique flora and fauna of Illinois.
Stay up to date with Sara’s photography, gardening zine, and midwest adventures by following her blog Midwest Explorer on Facebook and Twitter: @MidwestExplorer
and on Instagram: @sylvatica_midwestexplorer
 

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Recurring Events

Sunday Morning Birdwalks
March-May & Sept-Oct
Sundays, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Our most popular event! Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, at 7:30 a.m. Walks in the nearby Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park officially last about 1 1/2 hours (though some intrepid birders stay later).

Programs
Feb-May & Sept-Dec
First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
Guest speakers present on a variety of topics throughout the year. Programs are usually located at the Urbana Free Library auditorium (no programs January, June, July, August)
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Bird Counts
See Bird Count page.

Board Meetings
Third Monday of the month, 7:00pm
Champaign Public Library – Friends Conference Room
(No meetings June, July, December) 


For more learning opportunities, please see programs and events offered at two local park districts:
Urbana Park District
Champaign County Forest Preserve District

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