Aurora University Collaborating Academic Partnership Program (CAPP)

The District invites teachers and other lifelong learners to explore the natural world through a new series of courses held in partnership with Aurora University which begins with “Ecosystems and Organisms,” an eight-part class taking place June 23 – July 11.

Upcoming Workshops For Educators

The Forest Preserve District operates five education centers, whose skilled naturalists and heritage interpreters offer field trips, self-guided programs, in-class presentations and learning opportunities.

Bass In The Class

Through this award-winning program, teachers incorporate aquariums with live smallmouth bass into their classrooms for eight weeks.

Earth Partnership For Schools

The Earth Partnership Program started in 1991 as an outgrowth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum's focus on ecological restoration as a way of establishing a positive relationship between people and the land.

Field Trips, Programs and Classroom Resources

The Forest Preserve District offers a variety of engaging educational experiences for students. A range of opportunities for Scouts and youth groups are also available for those working toward badges and other achievements

Observe Your Preserve

Observe Your Preserve (OYP) is a new website developed by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to give teachers students and forest preserve fans a way to share observations and interact with District naturalists and ecologists, and to learn more about plants, animals and cultural resources.

Get Outside Outdoor Education Day

This new four-hour field trip presented by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County accommodates up to 125 children from first through eight grades.

Scouting Merit Badge Programs

Scouts can earn their merit badges during two-day programs at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center

Educational Loan Boxes

Educational loan boxes are a wonderful way for teachers to enhance curricula and introduce students to DuPage County’s natural and cultural history.
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