Education
Jump to Content
 
 

Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

Education

Print This Page
 

Happening in Education

Education


In addition to our award-winning facilities and preserves, we also offer many programs and events throughout the year. Check the calendar to browse upcoming events and register online.

For program updates outside of normal business hours, call 847-968-3113.

Connect with Nature

You’d be amazed at what a one-hour walk with one of our skilled and friendly naturalists will do for you. You’ll see the woods through new eyes after joining one of our fun and casual programs. The wild places we explore are stunning: this isn’t the Lake County you see from the highway. Treat yourself to wildflowers, maple syruping, bird songs and more.

When attending outdoor events, proper dress will help to make your outing enjoyable. Comfortable shoes or boots that keep your feet warm and dry are a must. Always dress for the weather.

School and Scout Programs

Outstanding schools are one reason many people live in Lake County, and forest preserves enhance their fine work. We bring both nature and history alive year-round through exceptional programs and facilities.

Field trips, after school programs, scout tours, classroom presentations and family outings offer myriad ways for your kids to learn. Fun and adventure are emphasized through hands-on experiences.  

History Education

Field trips to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville provide school and scout groups interactive programs that encourage group work and critical thinking. School field trips are available for ages 4–grade 8. If your classroom can’t make the trip to the Dunn Museum, our education staff can come to your school. Our in-school programs and educators are packed and ready to travel. School field trips and in-school programs are designed to address Illinois Learning Standards and can be customized to fit your needs. Email or call Nicole Stocker at 847-968-3422 to book a school field trip or in-school program. 

Senior Programs

Our educators offer a variety of fun and informative programs for seniors, including nature or history themed presentations and seasonal Habitat Walks in preserves across the county. In addition, senior groups can assemble for guided tours at special facilities of interest including Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, the Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home and Ryerson Woods. At the Dunn Museum, daily admission for seniors is just $3.

If you belong to a senior group and want to learn more, call Eileen at 847-968-3371 or send her an email.  

Testimonials

"This is our first time to this event and I think it's great. We were playing in the mud before, and there were no rules and no instructions. The kids had a blast."

Kimberlee Frost
Parent

EVENTS

24
Oct

Small Discoveries: Fall Colors

October 24, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Learn more »
 
Event's details

Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Explore the variety of fall colors through color mixing, nature crafts, and storytime.
 
24
Oct

Senior Series: Sandhill Cranes

October 24, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
Learn more »
 
Event's details

Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Each autumn, our skies are filled with the bugling call of sandhill cranes migrating south. Join us to learn more about the life history of these remarkable birds.
 
26
Oct

Lunchtime Tours: Inventions

October 26, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Learn more »
 
Event's details

Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour on innovations and inventions.
 
26
Oct

Community Campfire Friday Nights

October 26, 2018 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Learn more »
 
Event's details
community-campfire-friday-nights
Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
27
Oct

Playdate with Nature

October 27, 2018 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
Learn more »
 
Event's details

Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 
28
Oct

Guided Hike Lake County

October 28, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
Learn more »
 
Event's details

Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 
« October 2018 »
S M T W T F S
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
29
30
31
 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

Need special accommodations? If you have a disability or require certain accommodations in order to observe or attend our meetings, programs or events, or have questions regarding accessibility of our facilities, please email or call our Americans With Disabilities Act coordinator at 847-968-3214.


close (X)