Bring your class to Stillman:

Stillman Nature Center offers programs for school children throughout the year.  Classes at the Center are taught by our Naturalist.

List of programs open to the public.  For many events, it is highly recommended to call (847) 428-OWLS (6957) or email to confirm your attendance.

Stillman's Executive Director, Mark Spreyer, has been bringing owls to school classes, garden clubs, wildlife conferences and other groups for nearly twenty-five years.  Now's the time to schedule Mark and our knowledgeable volunteers to talk to your group.

Currently, Stillman is home to the following Birds of Prey:

Snowy Owl

Barn Owl

Broad-winged Hawk

Eastern Screech-owl

Turkey Vulture

Red-shouldered Hawk

Barred Owl

Great Horned Owl

Peregrine Falcon

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Download a copy of the Trail map (in PDF)

More about Mark Spreyer's Book "Natural Digressions" - click Read More link below.

The Stillman Nature Center publishes nature articles on various topics, including ones that the Daily Herald has printed in the newspaper.

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Nature Articles
Get a copy of Mark Spreyer's book - “Natural Digressions”
Download Trail Map
Meet the Birds of Prey
Owl Outreach Program
Events and Public Programs
School Programs


We are looking for hard workers who can help us with our raptors.

These volunteers work on Friday or Saturday mornings.

Stillman is offering a 3-week raptor handler training program. Click here for more information.