By Kim Mikus

Daily Herald correspondent


Exploring massive mammals that lived in Lake County during the last Ice Age, discovering why animals play dead, identifying different species of plants and trees, and learning about bird flyways are just a few topics covered in school and Scout programs offered by the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Interactive learning, exploring nature and history and incorporating hands-on activities are key aspects that are woven into field trips, in-school programs, and Scouting programs provided year-round by professional forest preserve educators.

“We offer award-winning, expertly guided field trips designed to meet Illinois Learning

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