See a list of programs for these grade levels:
Download the entire 2022-2023 Expanding the Classroom brochure.
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.
In-Class Programs (Preschool - High School)
If your class cannot come to us for a field trip, consider an in-class program. Our educators can tailor a visit to meet your classroom needs. Presentation length varies from 30 minutes to one hour per classroom. Call to discuss any idea you have for your class. This experience could be scheduled for one class or multiple classes.
Visit Our Exhibits!
Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat
In 2022 located at the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden in Lake of the Woods
Starting 2023 this exhibit will be located in Homer Lake Forest Preserve
Learn about how our planet’s most valuable resources are disappearing before our eyes. Students will learn about different tree species around the world and how we are connected to trees in our everyday lives.
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Common Core SL1, SL3
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.