Willowbrook Wildlife Center

A wildlife rehabilitation center, Willowbrook offers indoor and outdoor programs about animals and their habitats. Programs for younger students introduce them to different types of animals such as owls, reptiles, or birds of prey, and give them a look at bones, feathers, and other objects. Many of these programs feature live animals. Older students can learn how to identify animals by both studying their physical features and by learning about the area’s natural history and different habitats. Groups can take a guided or self-guided tour of the center, or request an outreach program and have animals brought to their school.
 
Contact Info
Address: 525 South Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. McLean County. Tel: 630-942-6200. Website: www.willowbrookwildlife.org. Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue