Public Program Offerings
Afternoon Adventures for Grades 1-3 now Open
Join us in our 400-acre outdoor classroom as we explore and learn about the natural world, ask questions, and make connections. Afternoon Adventures is a science education program designed for children who enjoy hands-on learning and outdoor adventure. Each small class of students (maximum of 14 students) engages in cooperative, inquiry-based learning, guided by professionally trained educators. The majority of our program takes place outdoors; taking advantage of the many habitats at Hoover Forest Preserve throughout the seasons. Children develop a strong sense of their place in the natural world and a sense of belonging to both Hoover Forest Preserve and their community.