Exterior view of Student Resource Center

College of DuPage Natural Areas

Organization Address

College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone Number

(630) 942-3919

Name and Position of Contact Person

Anna Bakker, Prairie Manager

Email Address


Website Address


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Most Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Other opportunities posted to our calendar.

Description of Organization

College of DuPage maintains three natural areas on the Glen Ellyn campus: the Russell R. Kirt Prairie, the Ecological Study Area, and the B.J. Hoddinott Wildlife Sanctuary. We help maintain over 40 acres of prairie, wetland, and woodland habitat. Volunteers will learn modern and historical practices for ecological restoration and better understand species interactions in our local environment.

Description of Service Learner Role

Volunteer opportunities vary by season but include:

  • brush cutting
  • seed harvesting
  • seed processing
  • planting
  • weed cutting or pulling
  • litter pickup

Organization Requirements

A good attitude is required as well as a respect for nature. When working outside, it is required that workers dress appropriately. No open-toed shoes and long pants and long sleeves are recommended. Water is always a good idea to have with.

Number of Placements Available



Contact Information

Career Services
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1140
Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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