Forest Preserve District of Cook county
Environmental Education Experiences for Schools and Groups
Schools and Teacher Resources
Forest Preserve District of Cook County naturalists are available to work hand in hand with teachers to bring environmental education into the classroom. A wide range of opportunities exist for teachers of all grades and subject areas to incorporate environmental education into their curricula and meet state goal requirements.
These opportunities include free hands-on in classroom Getting in Touch with Nature programs, field trips, teacher workshops at the Nature Centers, natural materials available on loan, and college accredited programs at Camp SagawauEnvironmental Education Center. Make nature a part of your classroom.
Contact any our our Nature Centers for more information:
The Mighty Acorns Program is a way to connect children with nature through stewardship and exploration of “adopted” forest preserve sites. The program teaches third through seventh grade students the importance of preservation and restoration through fall, winter and spring stewardship activities such as planting native seeds, and pulling and or cutting invasive weeds and brush. Volunteers from local communities receive training to help guide small groups of students in their experience of nature in the forest preserves, kindling their excitement, while promoting a respect for nature. If you are a teacher or volunteer interested in this program, contact one of the District’s nature centers:
Visit the Mighty Acorns website for additional information.
For more information: http://www.fpdcc.com/