Calumet Is My Back Yard (CIMBY)
Classroom-based Service Opportunities for
CIMBY and Habitat Restoration Projects
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 S Paxton South Holland, Illinois
Calumet Is My Back Yard (CIMBY) is an environmental education program, which is operated with the collaborative efforts of Chicago Public Schools – Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning and the Field Museum – Division of Environmental Education, to provide students with experiences in ecological conservation and restoration. Morgan Park’s stewardship site is Sand Ridge Nature Center, which is located in the South Holland, Illinois. Activities normally take place outdoors, and proper attire is REQUIRED! Students must follow the guidelines:
CIMBY activities are coordinated
within the science curriculum, and students must receive permission from
activity sponsor(s) to attend trip. Service record of all participants will be
checked in advance.
Permission slips must be submitted to activity sponsor
seven (7) school days before each event. Each activity has a strict limit
and is subject to CPS’ Guidelines of one adult needed for every ten students in
CIMBY TRIP DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND SCHEDULED
BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.