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Forest Preserves of Cook County to host Teen Exploration Day

Aug 2, 2016

Annual event to include zip lining, tree climbing, canoeing


Join the Forest Preserves of Cook County for the 4th Annual Teen Exploration Day on Thursday, August 4. This teen-focused event will highlight outdoor adventure and education with a variety of activities


“This event has been highly successful with the support of our teen workers, the Youth Outdoor Ambassadors,” said Justin Mercer, program coordinator for the Forest Preserves. “Throughout the years, the Youth Outdoors Ambassadors have provided their input as well as the input of other teens to find out what it is that helps draw young people out to the Forest Preserves.”


During the event, attendees can enjoy various activities including canoeing, tree climbing, guided hikes, zip lining, pond dipping, roasting marshmallows and learning about local animals and more.


Teen Exploration Day is free to attend, and will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Powderhorn Lake, 13843-14387 S Brainard Ave in Burnham. For more information on the event, call the Forest Preserves at 312-533-5751.


A complete listing of all programs is posted to the Forest Preserves events website at with seasonal brochures that can be downloaded.

Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County