696 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL
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The Nature Center offers nature studies for preschool and day cares that inspire children to engage in nature related activities. PreK-12 programs are designed to follow the specifications of the Illinois State Board Of Education. Programs are geared to encourage active participation by the students through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. These are held on site or at your facility. Custom programs can also be developed.

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Pre K-8th School Programs Trifold PDF Preschool & Day Care Programs Trifold PDF

 April 13 and May 11 - Homeschool Groups

Resource Trunks

Resource Trunks are available for loan filled with materials, guides, activity books, artifacts and numerous other items for your use. Trunks are provided by The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Education these Resource Trunks correlate to the Illinois Learning Standards and the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Trunks can be loaned 1 at a time for 1 week and must be picked up and returned to the Bartlett Nature Center. A 2 week advance notice is advised to reserve a Resource Trunk.

Downloadable Flyers
People and Animals from Illinois’ Past (Pre K-8th grade) PDF Illinois Prairies (4th-8th grade) PDF
Illinois Wild Mammals (Pre K-8th grade) PDF Illinois' Invasive Species (7th-12th grade) PDF
Illinois State Symbols (K-6th grade) PDF


696 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL