Teaching students with special needs
Forest Preserve education programs and resources are a great fit with special needs classes. Non-traditional learning environments and hands-on engagement are proven methodologies to connect with alternative learning students. Additionally, the District offers sites and accommodations for all audiences. Experienced educators are trained and eager to teach audiences of all abilities. Contact us to explore opportunities for your special education students.
Field trips and in-classroom presentations
Organized home school groups of 10 or more age-appropriate students may register for field trip and in-school programs. In-school programs may be presented in public buildings. They may not be presented in private residences. Visit the School Programs page to see the programs available and how to submit a school program request.
Home School Days
Home School Days allow individual home school students to register for pre-selected field trips days. Registration is required for each participating student. Only students of the grade-equivalent age for programs offered will be registered.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
Program: Animal Signs (Spring)
Students are introduced to the various signs that local animals leave behind and learn about the important reasons that both humans and animals track others. Observe, investigate, and identify tracks, scat, and other animal signs through a guided, exploratory hike through woodlands and restored prairie.
Registration is required by Wednesday, April 17: 815.722.9470.
More Resources for Teaching at Home
Visit the Educator Resources page for print-ready activities and lessons, information on how to take home one of our 11 resource loan kits, and regional resources for teaching.
Have your students checked out Willy's Wilderness for nature-themed learning and engaging activities?