Request a school program

The Forest Preserve District is now accepting requests for the 2023-2024 school year via the online submission form on this page. Virtual programs, in-school programs and field trips are available September 4, 2023 through June 7, 2024. Schools, summer camps and other groups interested in summer programing should contact the following facilities:

  • Four Rivers Environmental Education Center: 815-722-9470
  • Isle a la Cache Museum: 815-722-9301
  • Plum Creek Nature Center: 815-946-2216

Requests are approved dependent of staff availability.

Field trip programs are free for Will County schools. A fee of $2 per student applies to out-of-county schools. In-school programs are $40 for the first program per day and $10 for the second and third programs held on the same day. Payment is due 10 working days from the issuance of the program permit packet unless other arrangements are made.


Requests are time stamped and queued in the order they are received. Please note that submission of a request form does not guarantee a reservation. Request forms are processed in a first-come, first-served order.


Please be sure to fill out all required fields when requesting a school program. You will be redirected to a thank-you page once your submission has been sent; you also will receive a confirmation email.

Include a name and email address for each additional teacher attending the programs.
Select schools qualify for bus reimbursement with funding provided by Pembina to The Nature Foundation of Will County. If you are from a qualifying school listed below and would like to receive information and an application about the Connecting Kids with Nature Bus Scholarship Program, please check the box for your district.
Please include any information needed to best accommodate your group: accessibility needs, allergies, schedule details, etc.

Here to help

Contact any of the District’s education facilities with questions or for assistance.

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon

Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville

Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township near Beecher