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Request A Program

Completed 2020-2021 School Program Requests are now being accepted. Requests are time stamped and processed in a first-come, first-served order. Please note that submission of a request form does not guarantee a program reservation. Will County schools get a one week priority window. 

In-person field trips are limited to 10 people or less.

Programs are offered Tuesdays through Fridays, September through June. Programs can start as early as 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m.

If you have any questions or require assistance with the reservation process, please contact the Education Office at 815.722.2025.

VIEW THE LEARNING STANDARDS MATRIX

Program Registration Checklist

Specific information is required, so please have ready the following:

  • Primary and other teacher contact information
  • School name, district number, address and phone number
  • Number of classes, student count per class and number of chaperones
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd program date choices  
  • Start time, as well as 2nd and 3rd program start time choices for in-school programs
  • Program selection
  • Information that will further assist staff in accommodating your groups such as accessibility needs, allergies, schedule details, etc.

Program Confirmation

Once a program is booked, a confirmation will be emailed along with the following information:

  • Map and directions to the site (applicable to field trips)
  • Forest Preserve program expectations
  • Tentative schedule
  • Program permit/invoice
  • Pre/post program classroom materials
  • Itemized list of correlated Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

To get started, click on the button for the location you are seeking a program at:

FOUR RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

ISLE A LA CACHE MUSEUM

PLUM CREEK NATURE CENTER

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAM

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

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School programs offer hands-on learning incorporating science, social studies, history, art, math and language arts.

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