Fox River Canoe Trips

The KCOEC is offering educational canoe trips along the Fox River.   Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided and participants can expect to learn about the wildlife, geography and history of the Fox River.  Public trips are scheduled throughout the summer.  If you have a group that would like to schedule trip or learn about the basics of canoeing, please contact the KCOEC to schedule a date.

For more information contact the KCOEC by calling 630-273-5467 or email at

KCOEC Summer  Graduate Course

This summer the KCOEC is again offering a graduate course for teachers, “Nature Rx: Social Emotional Learning for Students and Teachers.”   Three graduate credits are available through the University of St. Francis for $450; participants are not required to take the class for credit. 

This 5-day course will offer experiences in outdoor settings to practice integration of SEL standards into current classroom curriculum.  There will be a focus on team building activities, current outdoor curriculum aligned to state learning standards, and the introduction of resources in developing outdoor learning spaces at school sites.  This process will address current issues such as mental health of both students and teachers, limiting factors of outdoor education, and school building/district rules and expectations.  Teachers will be encouraged to network with one another as they prepare lessons for use at their own indoor and outdoor learning spaces at their schools.

Team Building experiences will be heavily used in reaching course objectives.  Participants will spend a significant portion of time on processing, debriefing and reflecting on course activities and their application to the SEL components (self- awareness, responsible decision making, relationship skills, social awareness and self- management).


For more information, call the KCOEC at (630) 273-5467 or email at


Director | Deanna Bazan
Phone | 630-273-5467
Physical Address | 11285 Fox Road | Yorkville, IL 60560
Mailing Address | Regional Office of Education | 109 West Ridge Street | Yorkville, IL 60560