BRING YOUR STUDENTS' SCIENCE LEARNING TO LIFE.
Pique your students’ curiosity about trees and nature in inquiry-based programs designed to meet your specific grade-level science curriculum needs and state and national standards. Master educators guide your students through rich and engaging learning experiences and build lasting impressions of science and nature.
- Venture on an outdoor field trip. Trek through the Arboretum with your students and a master guide to learn firsthand about environmental science. Our guides use expert teaching techniques and deep science knowledge to make outdoor science fun and engaging.
Available for grades PreK-12 in spring and fall school seasons.
- Extend the experience with a guided lab. Investigate nature up close with your students, using microscopes or other scientific instruments. Labs are designed to extend Scientific inquiry and to make connections with outdoor discoveries.
Available for grades 3-12 in spring and fall school seasons for some programs.
- Set out on a self-guided adventure. Conduct your own lesson plans among our woodlands, marshes, lakes, and prairie. Staff provide you with suggested itineraries, learning tools, and a variety of excursions to choose from.
Available for grades PreK-12 all year long.
- Invite the Arboretum to your school this winter. Have an Arboretum master educator lead scientific inquiry and hands-on learning activities in your school classroom.
Available for grades PreK-5 in the winter school season.
Winter Outreach: Registration is now open for December 3rd, 2012 to March 29If you wish to schedule a Guided Winter Program please contact our Education Department at 630-719-2468.
View program descriptions and registration information for your grade level!
Click on the grade level below to see program descriptions and register your class
- PreK & Kindergarten
- First Grade
- Second-Third Grade
- Fourth-Fifth Grade
- Sixth-Eighth Grade
- High School
Self-Guided and Winter Classroom Visit Programs
College and Professional Self-Guided Field Trips
Interested in a guided experience or a tour with a staff member? For more information click here or contact Education Registrar at 630-719-2468.