Friends of Springbrook Nature Center 501(C)(3)

Friends of Springbrook Goals

  • Securing fund for specific Springbrook Nature Center programs and projects
  • Developing and managing an endowment program
  • Increasing visitation and program participation
  • Supporting the Mission of the Friends of Springbrook Nature Center of Itasca


"The Village of Itasca's Nature Center shall restore, manage, preserve, and interpret its unique resources for the public good and to foster environmental stewardship."

To learn more about the Friends of Springbrook and how you can become involved in our organization, please contact Sandy Harris at or call 630-773-2257. 

The Raptor Program

The raptors at the Nature Center are cared for and raptor programs provided by Wings & Talons. Find out more about their organization at (link)Wings and Talons logo

The Joan Brown Six Memorial Endowment Program

Joan Brown Six was a science teacher for the Itasca School District for over thirty years. She passed away on November 7, 1998. Her passing was deeply felt throughout the community where she had taught three generations of students. Her love of nature and teaching has been passed on through many of her pupils, who continue Joan's work today. In 2007, an endowment fund was created in Joan's name and memory. Donations made to the endowment can never be spent; the fund are invested and only the interest is used. The funds provide support for environmental education programs and activities at the Nature Center. For information on making a donation, please call 630-773-2257.