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Illinois Conservation Foundation Partners with the Wood Family Foundation

Eric Schmidt
Illinois Conservation Foundation Partners with the Wood Family Foundation
CHICAGO, IL -- Children participating in the Wood Family Foundation “Pitch In” program will get a taste of the outdoors when the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) visits their program at Lawndale Community Academy on Tuesday, July 21.  The school program, geared towards 4th grade students, takes place at 3500 W. Douglas Blvd. in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago from 1 – 2 p.m.

Utilizing the Torstenson Education Station, the ICF will teach children about state symbols and wild mammals with hands-on activities designed to encourage awareness towards nature and natural objects, and to promote an appreciation for nature and the outdoors.  ICF education also helps children develop an understanding of good conservation strategies to protect our environment.

The Wood Family Foundation (WFF) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that was founded in June 2011 by Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah. The WFF works to improve the lives of children in Chicago by raising funds and awareness for its children's programs like Pitch In. The WFF acts as an advocate for children in the Chicago community, inspiring others to join them in their mission. To learn more, please visit  

The Illinois Conservation Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1994.  The Foundation’s mission, working in cooperation with the IDNR and other partners, is to preserve and enhance the natural resources of Illinois by supporting and fostering ecological, educational, and recreational programs for the benefit of all Illinois citizens. For more information on the ICF, or to arrange support for ICF educational programs or to learn more about program delivery, contact the Foundation at 217-785-2003 or online at
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