Mighty Acorns® is much more than a curriculum; it is a partnership of dedicated education professionals. Partners are organizations that sponsor Mighty Acorns® in a particular geographic area. These could be public agencies, park districts, private organizations, or cultural institutions. Partners work with schools throughout the year to train teachers and volunteers, coordinate field trips, and plan stewardship activities. To learn more about the role of a partner, go to the Become a Partner page.

Partnership Structure
While each partner agency is responsible for administering their own program, The Mighty Acorns® Partnership does provide oversight to the program in general through a structure that includes a Board and Task Forces.

Partnership is voluntary and free. Partners sign an agreement to participate as either a General or Coordinating Partner. General Partners conduct Mighty Acorns programs but do not participate in the coordination of the partnership. Coordinating Partners serve on task forces and the board and make decisions that govern the partnership as a whole.

Bensenville Park District Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Chicago Park District Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Chicago Wilderness Friends of the Forest Preserves
The Conservation Foundation Girl Scouts of Chicago
Elgin High School Girl Scouts of Rock River Valley
The Field Museum Girl Scouts of Fox Valley
Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Iron Oaks Environmental Learning Center Kane County Forest Preserve District
Kane/DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District Lake County Forest Preserves
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation McHenry County Conservation District
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Northbrook Park District
Prairie Club Conservation Fund Spring Brook Nature Center
Spring Valley Nature Center  
Click here to see a map of our partners and to download a pdf.