The Joseph K. Jobst Education Building is available to groups (30 or less) for meetings, workshops, in-service trainings, and classes at no cost. Please call the director Ed Lipinski 815-844-5831) for reservations and details.

User guidelines

Parking is available at the nature center’s main entrance, to the west of the education building. There is an accessible path from the parking lot to the education building. The entrance is open from 8 am until dusk.

The gate at the education building will be unlocked for delivery of supplies by prior arrangement and to accommodate special needs but should remain closed when the building is occupied. The walk-in gate should be used for all other south door access.

Tap water is from a well on the premises. Drinking water is available from the building’s cooler located in the kitchen area.

You may request the use of the center’s audio/visual equipment (television with DVD player, projection screen) or kitchen equipment (coffee maker, microwave). You must provide your own coolers if needed.

Cleaning supplies are provided at the site, under the sink in the clean-up kitchen area. Other cabinets contain items for private use only.

Using the containers provided for recycling and removing your own “landfill” garbage at the end of your meeting is greatly appreciated.

There is no telephone on site but cell phone reception is generally available.

Please notify the director of any problems.

We hope you enjoy your time at The Joseph K. Jobst Education Building.