During this period of COVID-19 restrictions, the Champaign County Forest Preserve District remains committed to supporting the health of our program participants and staff. Therefore we've changed how we deliver historical, environmental, and garden programs and events. While we can't meet in-person, we offer videos based on our programs as well as Facebook/YouTube Live! events. In some cases, we may be able to zoom in with your group for a virtual experience, or offer a learning tub you can use to enrich your own adventures.
Do you have other ideas how we can help? We are flexible and happy to work with you to meet your individual needs. Just contact us!
The Champaign County Forest Preserves provide the perfect setting for historical, environmental, and garden programs.
Our programs offer unique, hands-on opportunities to experience nature and history in an interactive environment to a variety of groups.
Program topics include, but are not limited to, those listed below. If you don't find the exact program topic that you are looking for, let us know. We are happy to work with you to design a program that fits your needs.
Environmental Program Topics
Cultural History, Museum, and Garden Program Topics
Group Visits / Special Tours
CCFPD can provide educational programming and resources for your:
Guided Hike, Museum, or Garden Tour
Guided hikes are available at all six of the preserves in the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. Contact Jennifer Wick at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a guided hike.
Guided tours of the Museum of the Grand Prairie and the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens are available at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve. Contact Pat Cain at email@example.com to schedule a Museum or Garden tour.
We also offer a variety of do-it-yourself resources including loan backpacks, loan kits, self-guided trail brochures, fishing poles, and more.
For more information on loan kit availability, visit Educator Resources.
Homer Lake Interpretive Center
Cultural History, Museum, and Garden Programs
Museum of the Grand Prairie