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Web of Life

WebofLifeGrades 3–6
Illinois Science Standards »

Students study the interactions between organisms and the flow of energy through ecosystems as they work in teams to build food webs with pelts, skulls and artifacts. Explorations show what living things need to survive. The living web activity demonstrates how even the smallest influences are felt throughout the web.


This program is primarily offered at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods and Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, September–November and April–early June.

It is also offered at the following locations on the dates specified:

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019  
Hastings Lake Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 2018; Apr 15, 22, 29, 2019
Greenbelt Cultural Center Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, 2018; Apr 16, 23, 30, 2019
Lakewood Shelter E Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 2018; Apr 18, 25, May 2, 2019
Van Patten Woods Shelter A Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, 2018; Apr 19, 26, May 3, 2019


$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 »

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