Ecology Center

Ecology Center

The Ecology Center strives to foster a greater appreciation, awareness and knowledge of the natural environment and our interdependence with it through educational programs and services.

The Evanston Ecology Center is a City of Evanston facility. The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) helps supports the Evanston Ecology Center, the Center's educational programs, and the Ladd Arboretum. Learn more by clicking here>>>.

In 2014, the Evanston Ecology Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The video below highlights the history of the center and the great impact it's had on the community.

Evanston Green Ball

THE THIRD ANNUAL EVANSTON GREEN BALL was presented on Friday, May 30, 2014 by the Evanston Environmental Association and the City of Evanston.

This unique event offered a festive evening of fabulous food, drinks and live music designed to keep the ball rolling at the Evanston Ecology Center - one of the City of Evanston's most highly regarded institutions. Click here for details. We hope you can attend in 2015.


Classes are offered year-'round for children, adults, families, schools, and organized groups such as scouts. To learn more about this season's classes, click here.

Ecology Center staff oversee

Master Plan
Ladd Arboretum Master Plan

This project includes development of a facility management and long range master plan for the Ladd Arboretum by professional design consultants.