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Web of Life

WebofLifeGrades 3–6, Illinois Learning Standards 11A, 12B
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Students study the interactions between organisms and the flow of energy through ecosystems as they work in teams to build food webs with pelts, skulls and artifacts. Explorations show what living things need to survive. The living web activity demonstrates how even the smallest influences are felt throughout the web.


This program is primarily offered at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods and Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, September–November and April–early June.

It is also offered at the following locations on the dates specified:

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017  
Hastings Lake Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 2016; Apr 17, 24, May 1, 2017
Greenbelt Cultural Center Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 2016; Apr 18, 25, May 2, 2017
Lakewood Shelter E Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 2016; Apr 20, 27, May 4, 2017
Van Patten Woods Shelter A Sep 23, 30, Oct 7, 2016; Apr 21, 28, May 5, 2017


$48 ($86 nonresident) 1.5 hours

Concurrent programs are available.


Reservations are taken by phone at 847-968-3321. Make reservations now—plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs. Learn more »

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