Serving Cook County

A Virtual Program Brought to You by Our Partners at Little Red Schoolhouse


On Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Forest Preserves of Cook County is creating virtual programming through Facebook called “Nature is Accessible at Home”. The focus of this event will be on Senses; sight, sound, smell and touch with specific activities incorporating nature you can do right from your home.  This virtual special event is brought to you in partnership with Little Red Schoolhouse. Illinois Extension is delighted to share the following resources for this special event.

Sensory Garden Plant List – A simple list of plants to add to the garden to take advantage of the five senses.

Tea Gardens - A garden that grows plants used to make teas.

Tea Garden PowerPoint Handout - A slide set from a PowerPoint on tea gardens.

Nearby Nature Walk – Five ways to shake up your quarantine walks.

Nature Scavenger Hunt – Make your nature walks more interesting with this scavenger hunt.

Nature Weaving - Use these step-by-step instructions to make a work of art using items found in nature. 

Build a D-I-Y Bee House – A step-by-step guide to make a simple bee house using a toilet paper roll.