Earth Day in the Parks Promotes Natural Resources Stewardship for Students

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More than 750 students will visit Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) state parks in April and May for the eighth annual Earth Day in the Parks event series. Earth Day in the Parks is an initiative of the IDNR to introduce students to environmental stewardship.

Earth Day in the Parks offers students the opportunity to get outdoors and work in nature. Their hands-on experiences will lead them to develop a sense of ownership of the natural resources in our state while also increasing available wildlife habitat. Students and teachers are encouraged to return to the park to study the effects of their work. Events for Earth Day in the Parks will be held through May 1st at state parks across Illinois.

Earth Day in the Parks: Date   Participating School(s)
Illinois Beach State Park
Lake Front
Zion, IL 60099
Tel: 847-662-4811
Abril 22 Beach Park Middle School
Beach Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Moraine Hills State Park
1510 South River Road
McHenry, IL 60051
Tel: 815-385-1624
Abril 17 Cary-Grove High School in Cary and
Matthews Middle School in Island Lake
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pere Marquette State Park
Visit Center Lane Grafton, IL 62037
Tel: 618-357-2574
Abril 25 Dr. Katie Harper Wright 13112 Elementary School in East St. Louis and
Metro East Montessori School in Granite City
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
William Powers State
Recreation Area
12949 South Avenue O
Tel: 773-646-3270
Abril 25 Passages Charter School, Chicago
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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