Adopt a Student Field Trip 

Give the gift of helping students experience the wonder of the Chicago-Calumet River system by symbolically adopting a field trip. With your donation, you are supporting teachers and students who participate in our Chicago River Schools Network (CRSN) students; nurturing the students’ potential as environmental stewards.

Adopt a Student Field Trip Now

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the CRSN serves K-12 students from schools throughout the Chicago River watershed. Since its founding in 1996, the CRSN has engaged more than 475,000 students and teachers. Over 90% of schools served by the CRSN are public schools and approximately 75% of all schools served are within the Chicago Public Schools system. That enables us to reach a racially and socio-economically diverse youth audience.

This year the CRSN’s student impact totaled 13,245 via direct programming, including fieldtrips to the river with Friends’ staff and through the hundreds of teachers who have been trained to use our river curricula which is designed to meet the state learning standards.