Request a program
All schools attending in-person field trips at a Forest Preserve visitor center must have their students wear masks during their visit. Forest Preserve staff will wear masks while presenting in-person field trips.
Requests are time stamped and processed in a first-come, first-served order. Please note that submission of a request form does not guarantee a program reservation. Will County schools get a one week priority window.
Programs are offered Tuesdays through Fridays, September through June. Programs can start as early as 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m.
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
- First, second and third program date choices
- Start time, as well as second and third 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.
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
To get started, click on the button for the location you are seeking a program at:
Here to help
School programs offer hands-on learning incorporating science, social studies, history, art, math and language arts.
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