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Conservation Explorers

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Conservation Explorers

Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 23

9 AM - 3 PM

Ages 15–16, entering grades 10 or 11 in fall 2022

Pricing:

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15 and 16 $400.00 $560.00

This event requires registration.

Important: Registration closes at 12:00AM CST July 8. Please register before then to reserve your spot.

Available seats: 7

Details

In this dynamic two-week outdoor program, culminating with an overnight camp-out, high schoolers will explore and study the local ecosystems of Lake County. Conservation Explorers (ConEx) will highlight the importance of conservation and stewardship as participants gain real-world, hands-on experience through data collection and learning from Forest Preserve experts. Participants will also learn about summer job opportunities and career options in the science field.

ConEx is based primarily outdoors and includes hiking, paddlesports, hands-on stewardship projects and other physical activities.

This program is for teens, ages 15–16, entering grades 10 or 11 in fall 2022. 

We are unable to make age exceptions because activities are geared to cognitive, emotional and physical abilities for this program's specific age range.

Learn More About ConEx      Financial Assistance Application

Week 1    
July 11–15 9 am–3 pm Independence Grove
     
Week 2    
July 18–21 9 am–3 pm Independence Grove
     
Overnight    
July 22–23 3 pm–10 am Van Patten Woods

 

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Cost includes all programing and transportation between sites, as well as camp-out food and supplies. Need-based financial assistance is available for those who qualify.


Participants will receive additional program forms via email within two weeks after your registration has been submitted.

Email AskAnEducator@LCFPD.org with questions or to inquire about special accommodations.

Please view our COVID-19 protocols.

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Instructors:

Anissa Chaudhry

Christy Condon

 
Independence Grove 16400 West Buckley Road
Libertyville, IL, 60048
Call Us:
847-968-3499