Scheduled programs for individuals, families and groups focus on natural resources and feature activities from tapping maple trees, identifying spring wildflowers to tracking resident and migrant wildlife.
Kids entering kindergarten through 4th grade can enjoy hands-on experiences with summer camp opportunities at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center. Visit our summer camps page for more information.
For Teachers and Students
Connect your students to the natural sciences and DuPage County's cultural history with forest preserve field trips and classroom programs designed to meet national learning standards, including Common Core and Next Generation Science.
Our highly educated, professional program leaders offer hands-on experiences that spark students' natural curiosity and initiate a desire to dig deeper into rich age-appropriate content. Many programs are rooted in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and each is tailored to one of six learning levels: pre-K, grades 2 - 3, grades 4 - 5, grades 6 - 8, high school and college.
We offer programs throughout the academic year (Sept. 1 – June 1), and most are available Monday – Friday by request at least 3 weeks in advance.
For more information about programs — including reservation requirements and other opportunities — see our Frequently Asked Questions.
We also offer professional-development opportunities and resources for use in and away from the classroom.
For Scout Leaders and Scouts
Learn more about opportunities for Scouts and other youth groups at our Scout programs page.
Graue Mill and Museum & Frederick Graue House
Located in the southern corner of Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve, Graue Mill and Museum is one of the area’s remaining authenticated Underground Railroad “stations” and the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois. Programs on milling, spinning and weaving illustrate life between 1850 and 1890 and the effect mills had on the area’s culture. The restored Frederick Graue House, the 1850s Victorian home of the Graue family, is a perfect venue for small private functions.
Both facilities are owned by the Forest Preserve District and operated by the nonprofit DuPage Graue Mill Corporation. The mill is open mid-April to mid-November. House rental information is available by request. For details, visit Graue Mill (link) or contact 630-920-9720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.