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Pond Study

Pond_Picture_2Grades 4–12
Illinois Science Standards »

Use nets to catch tadpoles, snails, and dragonfly nymphs. Budding scientists work with microscopes and dichotomous keys to examine their catch and observe the interactions among organisms. Students will use species diversity to assess the pond's health.


This program is available at Wright Woods in Mettawa, September–early October and late May–early June.


$50 ($86 nonresident) 1.5 hours

Concurrent programs are available.


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 »