McHenry County Conservation District  •  18410 US Highway 14 •  Woodstock, IL 60098  •  815-338-MCCD(6223)

  Teacher Workshops


Adult Workshop

Teacher workshops are offered throughout the year for teachers and youth group leaders of all grade levels. We can also develop an environmental education workshop for the teachers at your school, or for your youth group leaders.

There is no charge for this service, however, we require a minimum of 15 participants. Dates are subject to staff availability. Call (815) 678-4532 ext. 8117 and speak with the Education Outreach Coordinator for more information.



Earth Partnership for Schools: Building a Native Garden

July 28–August 1 and December 6

Time: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park, Ringwood

Fee: Accepted schools pay $100 per teacher.

Upon completion, schools receive $150 for their school grounds project.

In this outdoor, hands-on institute, teams will learn about the region’s rich culture and native plants in local Great Lakes habitats as a basis for interdisciplinary K–12 curriculum activities, teacher professional development and citizen science. Participants will gain the knowledge and leadership necessary to lead their students in building a native garden at their school.

Great Lakes Earth Partnership Info Letter | Great Lakes Earth Partnership Application


Graduate Credit from UW Madison: ALL FEES have been waived!!! 45 CPDU’s are also available!

Voucher for $10 off every $50 purchase at the LCFPD Native Plant Sale!


The Great Lakes Earth Partnership Institutes will provide:

  • How to use the EPS 10-Step Restoration Education Process
  • Great Lakes-EPS K–12 Curriculum Guide and Resource Binder
  • Continental breakfast, snacks and supplies for the week

For more information contact:
Melissa Alderson, Lake County Forest Preserves, (847) 968-3326
Mary Kozub, McHenry County Conservation District, (815) 678-4532, ext. 8117

Regina Mueller, Beach Park Middle School, (847) 596-5834
Marie Gehrig, Beach Park Middle School, (847) 596-5839
Funded by U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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