Connecting the community to the wonders of nature

BackYard Nature Center initiatives enable residents of New Trier Township to connect with nature by participating in habitat restoration, enjoying the natural world around us through nature play and other outdoor activities, and turning backyards into healthy nature habitats.

Partnerships have included:

  • Winnetka Park District, Outdoor Adventures
  • Glencoe and Winnetka Park Distict, Summer Camp
  • Alliance for Early Childhood, Pop-Up Play Days
  • Chicago Botanic Garden, Inspiring Nature Play
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County, Centennial Celebration
  • Winnetka Park District and Forest Preserves of Cook County, Earth Day

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Habitat Restoration


Nature Play


Healthy Backyard Habitat