School Programs

Welcome, Teachers!

The Champaign County Forest Preserve District provides exciting hands-on learning experiences for your students. Within our preserve, your students can learn about local history, and the plants and animals native to Champaign County. Our staff members offer a variety of interdisciplinary opportunities combining subject areas to support your curriculum.

All of our programming has now been aligned to the Common Core standards. Standards can be found under each of the programs listed in the guide. We offer programs with feature our special exhibits! Check out new gardening and archaeology programs.

We’re looking forward to many new educational opportunities for you and your students! Our staff team offers programs throughout the county at forest preserve sites, and, for some curricula, we’ll come right to your classroom. Most of our programs can be effectively adjusted for younger or older audiences.

As always, our staff is available to help you find the right fit for your classroom. We look forward to working with you!

Programs and Resources

See a list of programs for these grade levels:

Download the entire 2016-2017 Expanding the Classroom brochure (2.04MB pdf).

Hard copies of the brochure are also available at most District locations; or, let us know if you would like to receive one in the mail.

Register Now!

Go to the Registration page to find out more about how to register for a program.

Resources for Educators

The Forest Preserve District provides a variety of special resources for teachers, including age-appropriate displays, handbooks and binders, and backpacks for your class to take on the trails.

Stacey Clementz
Environmental Education
(217) 896-2455

Katie Snyder
Education Program Specialist
(217) 586-2612

Monique Cullotta
Garden Program Specialist
(217) 586-2612