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Museum School Programs

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Field trips to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville provide school and scout groups interactive programs that encourage group work and critical thinking. School field trips are available for ages 4–grade 8. If your classroom can’t make the trip to the Dunn Museum, our education staff can come to your school. Our in-school programs and educators are packed and ready to travel. School field trips and in-school programs are designed to address Illinois Learning Standards and can be customized to fit your needs. Email or call Nicole Stocker at 847-968-3422 to book a school field trip or in-school program. 

Our staff will offer scout programs on select days throughout the year. Check the website calendar or Horizons for scout program opportunities. 

Teacher Training and Open House

We typically offer a Teacher Open House in the fall and trainings throughout the year. Learn about programs and resources for your class, and take part in teacher training sessions with Museum and Environmental education staff. Check our calendar for dates or sign up for our educator email list.

Field Trips

Museum Field Trips Grade Fall Winter Spring Summer
All the Way with Adlai Grades 3–12
Civil War School Day* Grades 5–8      
Dinosaur Tales Age 4–Grade 2
Discovering Dinosaurs Grades 3–5
Early Life in Lake County Age 4–Grade 2
Early Settlers of Lake County Grades 3–5
Ice Age Mammals Grades 3–5
Lake County: Past to Present Grades 3–5
Mighty Mastodons Age 4–Grade 2
Potawatomi Lifeways Grades 3–5
Uncovering the Underground Railroad Grades 5–8
Woodland Stories Age 4–Grade 2

*PROGRAM FULL. SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAM: Programs feature guest speakers and are only offered on specific dates each year.

In-school Programs

Museum In-School Programs Grade Fall Winter Spring Summer
Dinosaur Tales Age 4–Grade 2
Discovering Dinosaurs Grades 3–5
Early Life in Lake County Age 4–Grade 2
Early Settlers of Lake County Grades 3–5
Ice Age Mammals Grades 3–5
Lake County: Past to Present Grades 3–5
Mighty Mastodons Age 4–Grade 2
Potawatomi Lifeways Grades 3–5
Woodland Stories Age 4–Grade 2

Environmental Education School Programs

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May

Virtual Program Animal Habitats Badge

May 31, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Visit a forest preserve virtually and visit with five of the education animals that call Lake County home. We will learn about where they can be found, what covers their body and how it fits into the food chain. Then we will learn about an endangered habitat and what we can do to help it out.
 
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May

Virtual Program Fur, Feathers and Ferns

May 31, 2020 (11:15 AM - 11:45 AM)
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Time:11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Visit a forest preserve virtually and learn about the site and habitat of the area. Then we will talk about one animal that has become extinct and see one animal that is currently endangered.
 
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May

Virtual Program Hiker Badge

May 31, 2020 (12:15 PM - 12:45 PM)
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Time:12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Visit a forest preserve virtually and learn how to read a trail map and choose a route that works for your group. We will also discuss how to pick the right gear for your hike and see an animal common to Lake County.
 
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May

Virtual Program Earth Rocks

May 31, 2020 (01:15 PM - 01:45 PM)
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Time:01:15 PM - 01:45 PM

Visit a forest preserve virtually and learn what geology is and why it is important. Then join me as we identify five rocks commonly found in Lake County.
 

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