In this dynamic two-week outdoor program, culminating with an overnight camp-out, high schoolers will explore and study the local ecosystems of Lake County. Conservation Explorers (ConEx) will highlight the importance of conservation and stewardship as participants gain real-world, hands-on experience through data collection and learning from Forest Preserve experts. Participants will also learn about summer job opportunities and career options in the science field.
ConEx is based primarily outdoors and includes hiking, paddlesports, hands-on stewardship projects and other physical activities.
This program is for teens, ages 14-16, entering grades 9 or 10 in fall 2024.
July 15-19: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Independence Grove
July 22-25: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Independence Grove
July 26-27: 3 p.m.–10 a.m. Van Patten Woods
Cost includes all programing and transportation between sites, as well as camp-out food and supplies. Need-based financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Participants will receive additional program forms via email before the start of the program.
For more information, call [email protected]