School & Community Engagement

Curriculum and Youth Activities

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Educational Materials: Explore resources for students, teachers, parents, and caregivers.

Earth Force & RISE Challenge: Provides materials to engage students in environmental problems, solution-finding, and improving their local communities.

Project Learning Tree: A compilation of environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Pre K-grade 12. It is a program of the Sustainable Forest Initiative.

Community Outreach

Request a program for your community from Illinois Extension:

Communicating Biodiversity: The Chicago Wilderness offers a workbook for volunteers encouraging community members to learn, connect, contribute, and inspire.

School garden with a large monarch butterfly sculpture.
Conservation@Home Garden at Morton Freshman Center (Cicero, IL) Credit: Val Kehoe
Child's hands covered in dirt after helping in the garden.
Hands-on learning at Kellogg Elementary School (Chicago) Credit: Val Kehoe