From homeschool programs to artisan series to campground naturalist programs, the District’s Education Department offers a myriad of ways to learn about the natural and cultural histories of East Central Illinois.
The Museum of the Grand Prairie (formerly Early American Museum) at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet offers dynamic exhibits, programs and events rich in local history. During your visit, head outside to enjoy the Discovery Garden, the Mabery Gelvin Botanic Garden and hiking trails in natural areas. email: Museum of the Grand Prairie | phone: (217) 586-2612
The Homer Lake Interpretive Center (formerly Environmental Education Center) at Homer Lake Forest Preserve in Homer features live animals, a wildlife-viewing area and interactive exhibits. Outside, visitors can enjoy a picnic, learn about landscaping with native plants in our outdoor display, visit the prairie observation platform and enjoy trails along Homer Lake. email: Homer Lake Interpretive Center | phone: (217) 896-2455
Programs are free or minimally priced and are offered throughout Champaign County.