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Four Rivers Environmental Education Center Youth Group Programs

The Forest Preserve District of Will County offers many different youth group programs at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Call 815.722.9470 or email fourrivers@fpdwc.org for more information or to book a youth group program.

Bug Bonanza

Discover the incredible world of insects. What makes an insect? Where do they live? How do they grow? Discover these answers while observing live insects in their terrestrial habitats! Fee is $25 per program for non-profit groups and $50 per program for for-profit groups. Some of the program is on natural, uneven terrain.
Ages: 5-18
Time: 1.5 hours

Watershed Exploration

Discover the macrointerbrates in your local watershed and what they tell us about the health of our waterways.  Learn the important role fresh water ecosystems have to all life and what you can do to help the health of this valuable treasure.  Fee is $25 per program for non-profit groups and $50 per program for for-profit groups. Some of the program is on natural, uneven terrain.
Ages: 8-18
Time: 1.5 hours

Wonderful World of Habitats

What is a habitat? Enjoy interactive activities to learn about the different habitats of Illinois. While exploring and hiking, participants learn that an animal’s survival needs are met by the habitats they live.  Fee is $25 per program for non-profit groups and $50 per program for for-profit groups. Some of the program is on natural, uneven terrain.
Ages: 5-18
Time: 1.5 hours

Badge Program

Calling all troops! Just for you – a program to help fulfill select scout badge requirements. Working with a District interpreter, scout leaders plan and receive a program to help satisfy badge requirements, utilizing Forest Preserve Resources such as: staff expertise, cultural artifacts, education equipment and, of course, the preserves themselves. Due to BSA and GSA administration, time requirements, and site limitations, no program will meet all requirements in full. Fee is $40 per interpreter, per hour. Program and time limits apply. Scheduling is subject to staff availability.   
Age: 5-18
Time: 2 Hours

Discovery Program

Our experienced staff will work with group leaders to design a program to meet your group’s needs. Content must be on natural or cultural history subject areas that keep with the Forest Preserve District’s mission.  Fee is $40 per interpreter, per hour. Scheduling is subject to staff availability.
Ages: 5-18
Time: 2 hours

Location

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is located at 25055 W. Walnut Lane, off of Blackberry Lane south of Bridge Street, in Channahon.

Come play!

Scouts, church groups, 4-H and other organized youth groups are encouraged to get outside and enjoy these group based opportunities. 

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