Explore Loan Boxes

Explore Loan Boxes

The Forest Preserve District and Illinois Department of Natural Resources partner to offer educational loan boxes and supplemental materials that introduce students to DuPage County’s natural sciences and cultural history. Each box contains suggested lesson plans, activities, books, specimens or replicas, and other materials to create a deeper connection to an area of study. All of the provided materials tie into Next Generation Science Standards.

Forest Preserve District and IDNR loan boxes are free and available for a two-week period at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 4 p.m.   For more information, contact exploreloanboxes@dupageforest.org or call Fullersburg Woods at 630-850-8110.

Reserve a Loan Box

Forest Preserve District Loan Boxes

The District offers nine loan boxes that are unique to our DuPage forest preserves. 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Boxes

The District is a lending partner for 13 loan boxes offered by the IDNR.