virtual field trips at The Grove

Experience a virtual field trip to The Grove and Air Station Prairie!

Choose from different topics for grades K-8 that explore history, animals and the natural world or schedule a Grove Animal Encounter and have your students meet one of our animals up close and personal via Zoom.

A virtual field trip includes:

  • More than 30 minutes of standards-aligned content
  • A multi-media presentation led by costumed educators via Zoom
  • Time for Q & A with staff experts


Join us for a tour of the exciting exhibits highlighting Robert Kennicott’s life, as well as meeting some of the live animals that make The Grove their home. Grades 1-5

Common Core Standards: 1-LS1-1; 2-LS4-1; 3LS2-1; 3-LS4-2; 3LS4-3; 4-LS1-1; MS-LS1-4


Explore The Grove’s trails and discover all the different species of plants and wildlife that can be found living in our wetlands, prairies and oak savannas. Grades 1-8

Common Core Standards: K-LS1-1; K-ESS2-1; K-ESS2-2; 1-LS1-1; 2-LS4-1; 3-LS3-2; 4-LS1-1; 5-LS1-1; MS-LS1-4


Experience what life was like for pioneer families living in our authentic log cabin. Grades 1-6

Common Core Standards: SS.H.3.1; SS.H.2.2; SS.H.1.3; SS.H.2.4; SS.H.3.5; SS.H.2.6.LC


Learn in first person from our one-room schoolhouse, so that your students can step back in time and experience an 1800’s classroom. Grades 1-8

Common Core Standards: SS.H.3.1; SS.H.2.2; SS.H.1.3; SS.H.2.4; SS.H.3.5; SS.H.1.6.LC; SS.H.1.7.LC; SS.H.1.8.LC

Meet one of our animals up close and personal via Zoom. Your class will receive a 15 minute introduction to the animal of your choice, followed by 10 minutes of question/answer time.


Become familiar with our state reptile-the painted turtle. Students will learn to distinguish reptiles from other animals, as well as how to identify the painted turtles from other types. Students will be able to engage in a real time question and answer session with Grove experts. (all grade levels)


Learn all about what types of snakes make Illinois their home-as well as how snakes are successful predators without any appendages. Students will be able to “meet” some of The Grove’s snakes and have a real time question and answer session with Grove experts. (all grade levels)


The Grove is home to many different types of native raptors to Illinois-discover what makes these birds adapted to be such great hunters, what they eat and where you can find them. Students will get a close up look at some of the birds of prey that call the Interpretive Center home, and be able to have all their questions answered with Grove staff. (all grade levels).


Discover why opossums are such an important part of the ecosystem at The Grove. These elusive animals can be hard to find in nature, but students will get to meet and study our resident opossum and learn all about them! (all grade levels)

Glenview’s own tallgrass prairie has many stories to tell! Students will experience a 50-minute virtual visit to Fuller Air Station Prairie with time for questions and answers with one of our expert educators.


Discover what types of plants and animals are native to Illinois as you walk the trails at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie with one of our educators. Students will be able to distinguish between a forb and a grass, and be able to identify different types of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles that can be found in a prairie. (all grade levels)


Learn all about how animals and plants survive the extreme weather conditions in Illinois. One of our expert staff will take students on a journey to explore the some of the different adaptations these organisms have formed over time to make them so successful in the Illinois biome. Students will be able to identify the differences between mammal adaptations and bird adaptations, as well as the structure of several different types of native seed dispersal mechanisms. (grades 2-6)

Book your Virtual Field Trip

To schedule a virtual program at The Grove or Air Station Prairie for your class, please contact our program coordinator at 224-521-2114.

Virtual and in-person field trips at Historic Wagner Farm

The Grove


1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025


847 299 6096

Judy Picicco

Environmental Education Supervisor; Education Supervisor at The Grove

224 521 2105

Ashley DeAngeles

Customer Service and Operations Supervisor

224 521 2097

Diane J. Michalski

Recreation Program Supervisor

224 521 2101