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


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Prairie Sampler

PrairieSamplerGrades 3–8
Illinois Science Standards »

Learn why Illinois is called the “Prairie State.” Explore Old School Forest Preserve near Libertyville to discover the unique adaptations of prairie plants. Examine plants to learn how sun, wind and water affect prairies and their wildlife. Students get a chance to become prairie plants as they undergo a year of restoration and learn why fire is vital.


This program is available exclusively at Old School in Libertyville, September–early October.


Grade 3, $38 ($76 nonresident) 1 hour
Grade 4–8, $48 ($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 »

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