Non-traditional students

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 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. 

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 check out Willy's Wilderness for nature-themed learning and engaging activities.

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All are welcome

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

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon
815-722-9470

Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville
815-886-1467

Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township near Beecher
708-946-2216