Mighty Acorns grew out of a need to support a next generation of conservation-minded people in the Chicago region.

Chicago area teachers, natural resource professionals, scientists, naturalists, volunteer natural area stewards, and others came together in 1993 to address this need. Mighty Acorns emerged as the solution. While Mighty Acorns has evolved over the past 20 years, its focus remains the same: to foster a personal connection to nature through stewardship, exploration, and learning.

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