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Sixth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Eighth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Seventh Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

High School

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

High School Programs

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use provide guidelines for the usage of the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Web site.

Isle a la Cache Museum

Programs focusing on nature, environmental education, cultural history and recreation are offered at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.

Monee Reservoir

The Forest Preserve District of Will County offers many different youth group programs at Monee Reservoir.

Plum Creek Nature Center

Programs focusing on nature, environmental education, cultural history and recreation are offered at Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township.

Prescribed Burning

The Forest Preserve District of Will County's prescribed burning practices are an important tool in restoration.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy guides the Forest Preserve District of Will County's collection and usage of information about visitors to our Web site.

Field Trips

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Contact Us

We will do our best to respond to your request within two business days.

Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Forest Preserve District of Will County will not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of disability in our services, programs, or activities.

Land Management

The purpose of the Forest Preserve District's Land Management Program is to preserve the diversity of native flora and fauna through the protection, maintenance, restoration, or reconstruction of native ecosystem types.

Teacher Professional Development

Forest Preserve District of Will County staff can present in-service workshops at your convenience.

Youth Group Programs

Programs focusing on nature, environmental education, cultural history and recreation are offered at the Environmental Learning Center in Mokena, Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township and Monee Reservoir in Monee Township.

Our Top Smartphone Photos

The secret to capturing stunning shots is right in your pocket.

Pelicans Flock to Preserves

One of nature’s largest avian specimens have made a pit stop in Will County prior to migrating south for the winter.

Top 10 Trail Trips to Try

There are miles of scenic paths where you can exercise and enjoy nature.

There's More to Fall Than You Might Think

Look around, and you'll see many signs of changing seasons.

Nine Most Instagrammable Spots in the Preserves

All it takes is a few minutes in the District's preserves to realize there are some stunning sights and sounds to take in.

Police 'pawsitively surprised' when trash bandit turns itself in — on moving vehicle

Police officers deal with all sorts of situations on a daily basis, but this one may go down as the strangest — and cutest — of all time.

Deer Management FAQ

The District has implemented a deer management program, because if deer are left unmanaged, their large numbers will cause dramatic changes to the District’s ecosystems, resulting in irreversible damage and potential loss of species.

Fat Raccoon Tries to Climb Through Sewer Grate, and It Ended Exactly How You Thought It Would

Raccoons may be smart enough to solve an ancient Greek fable, but one chunky trash bandit wasn't smart enough to see there was no way it would fit through a sewer grate.

For National Bison Day, Five Fun Facts That Might Surprise You

What you don’t know about these scraggly-bearded giants might actually surprise you.

Mushroom Mania at Raccoon Grove

These natural wonders are a great way to celebrate the small details in the forest.

ComEd, Openlands Grant will Improve Dragonfly Habitat

The Forest Preserve has received a ComEd, Openlands grant that will improve Hine's emerald dragonfly habitat.

Moments of Zen

Life can be hectic and we all could benefit from taking a few steps back from the frantic pace of the daily grind just to enjoy the finer things nature has to offer. And really, there's no better time to do it than on National Relaxation Day.

Deck the Halls with Nature Crafts

12/1/18: Spruce up your home this holiday with nature-themed decorations.

Story of the Landscape Hike

12/2/2018: Find out what the soils, slopes, depressions, stream channels and tree communities in the woods can tell us.

Plants to Presents with Pinot Workshop

12/8/18: Crafting, aromatherapy, and wine without the kids! Bring a bottle and a friend, and we’ll do the rest!

Peak Monarch Migration is Right Around the Corner

If you enjoy the sight of colorful monarchs fluttering about, you're going to love the next few weeks.

Top 10 Reasons to use Native Plants

Stock up on native plants during the 'Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale' on May 18-19 to help improve your yard and the planet.

Freaky Fungus of the Week: Old Man of the Woods

When it comes to fungi that leave no mystery as to how they got their name, Old Man of the Woods definitely fits the bill.

The Science Behind Fall Foliage

Mother Nature's twists and turns can have a big impact in how the trees change in autumn.

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