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Request A Program

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is closed. Program registration for field trips and in-school programs will come online in early August of the 2018-2019 school year.  

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.

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



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

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