Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA)

Shedd partners with the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) to offer undergraduate college courses designed to connect students to Shedd’s animals, experts, and field research programs.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a participating ACCA school: Aurora University, Benedictine University, Concordia University, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Judson University, 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.

Two courses are currently offered:

Marine and Island Ecology of the Bahamas, offered annually in the spring semester

Freshwater Ecology, offered annually in the fall semester

For more course information, email Rebecca Plunkett.