Now more than ever, people need opportunities to experience and understand nature. Education is a primary goal of Portage Parks, fulfilled by providing guided nature hikes, educational brochures and signs, special events and programs for all ages. Check our Calendar of Events for a listing of upcoming guided hikes and programs.
Various special program topics can be arranged with advance planning as staff resources allow. Programs can be tailored to a subject you are studying or for requirements of a scout patch—give us a call.
Internships & Service Learning
Schools and organizations partner with the Park District to provide valuable volunteer service while learning important skills and knowledge. Classes and interns from the areas of Biology, Geography, Business, Public Relations and Recreation Management have worked on a variety of projects to enhance the value of Portage Parks.
If you, your group or class would like to partner with the parks on an idea or project, give us a call!