Mighty Acorns® began as an effort to connect urban youth with nature through a unique hands-on, experience. Chicago Wilderness recognized Mighty Acorns’ success, and began to support, and improve the program by integrating it with a highly respected, school-based, ecology curriculum.
Today, the Mighty Acorns program has the potential to be an effective, long-term process for improving our native plant and animal communities through:
|• Teachers wanting to bring their science curriculum to life
"We love Mighty Acorns for so many reasons! Because the children are actively involved, science literally comes alive. It's hands-on and makes nature a real part of their world in a way that reading a book about nature never could."
4th Grade Teacher