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Home School Opportunities

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 for the 2016-17 year currently is closed, and registration for 2017-18 will open in August.

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 this season’s Willy’s Wilderness Kids’ Page for nature-themed learning and engaging activities?

Here to help

Teaching in the home? The Forest Preserve District invites home school students to a Home School Day and offers several teaching resources.

Download the current year's education program guide, which has all of the information on programs, field trips, common core standards and more all packaged together in one spot.


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