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Gift of the Glaciers

GiftoftheGlaciersGrades 6–8
Illinois Science Standards »

Examine the fossil record and develop a time line of significant events. Investigate igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; identify rock and fossil samples to determine their place in geological time, and explore how water and ice formed the landscape of Lake County. Students apply knowledge by taking soil core samples and interpreting the results. Through data collection and field work, learn the continuing effects of glaciation.


This program is primarily offered at Independence Grove in Libertyville and Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, late October–early November and late March­–early April.


$96 ($134 nonresident) 4 hours, 30 students, 3 adults/group max


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 »