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Boots of a Biologist

Instructor with a group of children learning how to monitoring wildlife

Grade 4–8

Illinois Learning Standards

Available Spring, Summer and Fall.

Learn about a variety of locally endangered species and their success stories in Lake County through hands-on investigations. Walk in the boots of a biologist and test out some of the equipment we use to find and evaluate state endangered turtles in our Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Program.

Field Trip

Runs 1.5 hours.


Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
Per Group $50 $86

For schools eligible for the Gateways Grant program, the program fee is waived and a transportation stipend is issued after the program date.


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