Learning standards matrix

The Forest Preserve District has incorporated Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards into education programs and services

Each program addresses select English language arts subject codes, math domains, and/or Next Generation Science Standards core ideas. These are indicated in the correlation matrix. Where listed, program presentations address standard content for a minimum of one grade for which the program is offered. 

Field trips

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In-school programs

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Virtual programs

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Learning standards

ELA — English Language Arts

L-Language; RF-Reading Foundations; RH-Reading for History/Social Studies; RI-Reading for InformatioN; RL-Reading for Literature; RST-Reading for Science and Technical Subjects; SL-Speaking and Listening; W-Writing; WHST-Writing for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

Math domains

CC-Counting and Cardinality; NBT-Numbers and Operations in Base Ten; NF-Numbers and Operations-Fractions; RP-Ratios and Proportional Relationships; NS-The Number System; N-Numbers and Quantity; MD-Measurement and Data; OA-Operations and Algebraic Thinking; EE-Expressions and Equations; A-Algebra; F-Functions; G-Geometry; SP-Statistics and Probability

Next Generation Science Standards

PS1-Master of its Interactions; PS2-Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions; PS3-Energy; PS4-Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer; LS1-From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes; LS2-Ecosystems: Interatctions, Energy, and Dynamics; LS3-Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits; LS4-Biological Evolution: University and Diversity; ESS1-Earth's Place in the Universe; ESS2-Earth's Systems; ESS3-Earth and Human Activity; ETS1-Engineering Design; ETS2-Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science and Society

Learn by doing

School programs offer hands-on learning, incorporating science, social studies, history, art, math and language arts. All programs are presented by our team of professional and knowledgeable naturalists.

Contact any of the District’s education facilities with questions or for assistance.

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon

Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville

Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township near Beecher