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Going Green


Grade 7–12

Illinois Learning Standards

Available year-round.

The Welcome Center at Ryerson Conservation Area is a living exhibit on how sustainable technology and resources are used to balance the needs of people and nature. Explore how water and resource conservation are an important part in this balance. Discover the sustainable strategies and technologies used in design and construction.

Virtual Program

Runs 30-45 minutes.

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
First Classroom $30 $60
Additional Classroom* $20 $30
Gateways Grant-Eligible Schools Resident   Nonresident
First Classroom $20 N/A
Additional Classroom* $10 N/A

*Groups must attend the same program on the same date.

Self-Guided Field Trip

Runs at your groups pace, or timeframe. Hands-on activies aid learning.

Location: Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
Per a group of 50 $20 $40


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