About C3

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is a program of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in collaboration with partners across the city.

The Chicago Conservation Corps recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods through environmental service projects that protect our water, clean our air, resource our land and save energy.

If you have an interest in environmental issues and wish to make a difference in your neighborhood, get involved in C3.

Chicago Conservation Corps Leaders

Leaders participate in 20+ hours of training classes that equip them with a broad understanding of urban environmental challenges and opportunities. Local experts teach these classes, which cover environmental principles and skills in five subject areas: water, energy, green space, waste & community organizing.

Making a difference
Following the classes, Leaders turn their learning into action by developing and leading environmental service projects in their communities with support from C3 Partners and staff. After the project is complete, the Leader is recognized at an annual Leader Graduation Celebration and is eligible to complete further Leader projects.

Learn more about upcoming orientations and training series by visiting the C3 page on the Nature Museum website. It will be updated as training and orientation dates become available.

Can’t commit to Leader Training? Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to get information on one-time conservation events happening throughout Chicago! Click the button below to sign up for our monthly C3 newsletter. We’ll send you four conservation related events and/or volunteer opportunities happening near you!

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Please contact us by email or at 773-755-5100 x5039 if you have any questions.

This project is sponsored in part by ArcelorMittal.