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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Green Initiatives - Environmental Education

DuPage County has contracted with SCARCE to provide professional teacher training and community outreach educational services through workshops, activities, newsletters and resources covering a wide variety of environmental topics.

SCARCE is currently offering environmental education professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers.  In addition, SCARCE is providing presentations to community groups including Scout Troops, Kiwanis, etc. and booths at community events.

Please visit the Teacher Training and Community Outreach sections of SCARCE's website at SCARCE for a list of upcoming workshops and more information on program offerings or call (630) 545-9710.

SCARCE offers an Earth Flag Certification Program for schools, businesses, religious organization, government entities and not-for-profits. To find out more, please visit SCARCE - Earth Flag (schools) or Earth Flag (businesses & organizations). The following is a list of the DuPage County Schools that have earned an Earth Flag.

This program is funded by DuPage County.


Courses and Education

Permaculture Certification & Courses - ongoing - McDonald Farm, Clow House, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville

  • The Resiliency Institute is offering several courses and certifications on permaculture. Topics include Edible Wild Plants Certificate, Feast on Flowers, Eat the Trees and Graze on Greens. Courses and certifications are available for a fee. 
  • For more information, visit the Resiliency Institute.

 Village of Lisle PrairieWalk Pond - May through the end of Fall - Lisle, IL 630-271-4115

  • The Village of Lisle is offering 45 minute guided tours through the paths that encircle the two-acre PrairieWalk Pond.
  • For more information, please read the Village of Lisle PrairieWalk Pond Flyer.

For additional green resources for your school, visit the Healthy Schools Campaign.