Willy's Wilderness

newsletter for educators

This digital newsletter for educators will be sent out once per month during the school year. It includes topics covering multiple subject areas across a variety of curriculums, and is intended to instill a love and appreciation of nature in your students. This newsletter is emailed monthly while school is in session.

Subscribing is easy and free of charge. Just fill out the form below. Your information is private and will not be used for any other purpose.

Please note that subscribers will only receive a digital version of the newsletter via email and will not receive a printed newsletter in the mail. If you require the newsletter in an alternate format, please contact us online, email [email protected], or call 815-727-8700.

If you're interested in other news about the District, subscribe to our other two newsletters:

  • The Compass, featuring general news, videos and nature related stories
  • Get Going, focused on upcoming programs

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The Forest Preserve District protects and enhances Will County’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together

Guiding principles

  • Staying true to our purpose.
  • Being good stewards.
  • Connecting people and nature.
  • Focusing on wellness.
  • Working with others.
  • Promoting sustainability.