Classes at Forest Park Nature Center
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At these Home School Nature Classes at the Nature Center, children will participate in hands-on activities aimed at increasing their knowledge and interest in each topic. Dress appropriately for outside field trips. Classes are on the following Thursdays: 1/2, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/16 Age: 6-12 Time: 10-11:30 am
Don't miss the Book Signing with Betty Counce on Saturday, 5/4, 2:30 p.m. at the Nature Center! Betty Counce is the local author of Baxter's Big Teeth,a great story about Baxter the Beaver! (See book pre-ordering information below.)
Sign the kids up for Nature Classes for Kids on Thursdays this spring and summer, 10-11:30 a.m.! Dates: 5/16, 6/6, 7/11, 8/1 Ages: 6-12
Create a beautiful wren house at the Gourd Wren House Workshop on Saturday, 5/25, 1-2:30 p.m. Age: 10+
Join us at the Nature Center on the following Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. as we explore some of the sights and sounds of nature during this stroll designed especially for you and your little ones. Dates: 5/29, 6/26, 7/31 8/28. See ages below.
Keep kids ages 5-10 busy this summer with the Nature Arts Series of classes held on the following Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.: 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16
Learn to Play the Native American Flute at the Nature Center on these Saturdays: 6/8, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 1-2:30 p.m.. Age: 13+
Amateur Nature Photographers--be sure to attend the Nature Photography Workshop with Justin Dwyer at the Nature Center on Saturday, 6/15, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Get started on hiking at Hiking for Beginners on Saturday, 6/29, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. Age: 8+
Many great naturalists began their careers as kids by recording their favorite nature experiences and observations in a journal! Create a one-of-a-kind journal in which to write about and draw your favorite nature memories at this Nature Journaling class on Saturday, 7/20, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. Age: 6-12
Make plans now to attend our "Birding Tour of the Illinois River: Shorebird Migration and More" trip on Saturday, 8/17, 7 am-1 p.m. Age 12+
Come and explore Forest Park with your American Girl doll (or similar sized doll) on Hiking with Your Doll on Saturday, 8/31, 10-11:30 a.m. Age: 5-12