Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA)

Shedd is a partner with the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) in offering courses designed to connect students to Shedd’s animals, staff members and field research programs.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in one of these ACCA colleges: Aurora University, Benedictine University, Concordia University, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Judson College, Lake Forest College, Lewis University, North Central College, North Park University, Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Xavier University, Trinity Christian College, Trinity International University, University of St. Francis, and Wheaton College. 

For more course information, contact Rebecca Gericke at 312-692-2744 or email her

Two courses are currently offered:

Marine and Island Ecology of the Bahamas

Freshwater Ecology