Welcome to the Teen Zone

Looking for a job or internship? Wondering how to get involved in the community? Three Rivers offers tons of opportunities for teens to build their resumes, get experience and gather life skills. Adventure is out there! What are you waiting for? 

Members of the Three Rivers Park District Teen Council will work with park staff on teen-oriented park district initiatives. 

Be part of an outdoor recreation crew, help out as an assistant naturalist, work with professional artists and more as a Three Rivers volunteer.

Find a job or internship, or learn about job shadowing and informational interview opportunities at Three Rivers.

Ready to get outside? Browse the full list of programs to see what's coming up. We'll see you in the parks! 

What's Happening in the Parks

Ongoing | Gale Woods
Pick a mystery bag and see what you can cook up!

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Learn the basics of archery and give shooting a try!

Sept. 13 & Oct. 11 | Baker Outdoor Learning Center
Help protect our forests by removing buckthorn.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 63–65: Fungi

Learn how fungi function, which fungi are causing problems in our parks, and how to grow your own edible mushrooms.

the three rivers blog

September 21, 2020

Managing wetland habitat is no easy task, but is necessary in stimulating plant growth, increasing animal and plant diversity, and controlling invasive species. Learn how Three Rivers Park District manages wetlands with drawdowns and explore some of the specific goals in managing this special habitat.

September 07, 2020

While dryland training is commonly used to prepare for winter sports, anyone can benefit from it. Learn what dryland training means and what kinds of exercises you can incorporate into your visit to the parks. 

September 02, 2020

This year has presented unique challenges for educators around the world. Learn how one of our environmental educators adapted to teaching in the pandemic and what new strategies she used to benefit her students.