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We offer expertly guided, hands-on school and scout programs throughout Lake County.

Our school programs are designed to address Illinois Learning Standards and can be customized to fit your needs. Programs offer hands-on learning incorporating science, social studies, history and language arts, and feature experts, local historians and naturalists. 

In addition to field trips, our education programs and staff are packed and ready to travel. Programs are economically priced and designed for one classroom of students. Programs are available at convenient locations throughout the county to minimize bus transport. Special discounts are available for multiple programs booked in a single day—call 847-968-3321 for details.

Browse available school and scout programs and sign up for our educator e-newsletter for special offerings year-round. Registration for our popular programs begins July 1, so you can have field trip plans in place before the rush of the new school year begins.

Learn more about the registration process

View list of Illinois Science Standards covered by our programs

Teacher Open House

Attend a spring or fall Teacher Open House to learn about programs and resources for your class, and take part in teacher training sessions with Museum and Environmental education staff. Up to two CPDUs available. Check our calendar for dates or sign up for our educator email list.

Ask An Educator

Are you teaching a unit on threatened and endangered species and want to feature local examples? Does your class have questions about pioneer settlers in Lake County? We can help.

Submit questions about Lake County’s natural and human history to AskAnEducator@LCFPD.org and we will respond to your inquiry.

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Sign up to receive our educator e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on educational opportunities for your students and scouts.

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Feb

Scout Saturday: Senses Badge

February 25, 2017 (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Scout badges for individual scouts or troops with less than six members.
 
25
Feb

Scout Saturday: Hiker Badge

February 25, 2017 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Scout badges for individual scouts or troops with less than six members.
 
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Mar

Scout Wednesday: Indian Lore

March 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join other Boy Scouts to learn about the history of Native American groups in Lake County while you earn the Indian Lore Merit Badge.
 
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Mar

Scout Wednesday: Animal Habitats

March 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join other Junior Girl Scouts as you go outside to learn about the homes of wild animals in Lake County, plus learn how you can help improve their habitats.
 
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Mar

Scout Wednesday: Playing the Past

March 29, 2017 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Join other Junior Girl Scouts to learn through hands-on activities about pioneer life in Lake County and the Civil War through the eyes of Susie (Smith) Minto, who lived in Millburn.
 

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