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Wetlands Education Program Teacher Packet (PDF, 12.1 MB)

Please note: download time may be substantial for slower internet connections.
The teacher packet has general information about the field trip as well as pre- and post-visit activities.

Wetlands Guide (PDF, 425.4 KB)

The guide is full of fun games to test your knowledge and whet your appetite for Nature News!

Program Overview

Bring your students to the Lincoln Marsh to participate in hands-on, experience based lessons that demonstrate the values of wetlands. During this four-hour field trip, your students learn that wetlands improve water quality, control flooding, are an important habitat, and provide a place for recreational activities.

This program addresses Illinois State Learning Standards for late elementary. The Wetlands Education Program can accommodate groups of up to 100 students. The best time to schedule the program is late April through early June. Space fills up quickly so book your program early. Please call the Lincoln Marsh office at 630-871-2810 for details and pricing.


The Wetlands Education Program was developed in 1991 as a collaborative project between the Wheaton Park District’s Lincoln Marsh Natural Area and Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unit School District #200. However, the program is open to any group that would like to participate.

This wetlands education online feature was created by the Manager of Interpretation & Natural Resources and was made possible by federal grant funds awarded to District #200 by the Illinois State Board of Education from the Technology Literacy Challenge Grant Fund. As a Community Partner in this technology program, the Wheaton Park District continues its commitment to advancing wetlands education and environmental education.

For more information about this program or to register your students, please call 630-871-2810.