I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir, 1913
 
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Saturday, September 2

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Upcoming Programs for All Ages

For those programs requiring advanced registration and payment, space is limited.  Classes could be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline.  Please contact us for availability after the registration deadline has passed. 

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Family Nature Exploration Day
Saturdays, August 5; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bring your family out at any time throughout the day.  Create a fun make-and-take craft, take a guided hike at 11:00 a.m., and don’t miss the feeding of the turtles, snakes, and other critters at 1:00 p.m. 
Free.  No registration required.

Tuesday Night Trail Runs
Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. through October 24th, 2017
Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove invites you to venture out to enjoy the trails or roads on Tuesday evenings.  The usual trail route is 5 miles, and is well marked.  Easy-to-follow road routes of 4 or 7 miles are also an option.  Don’t miss the post run party in the corn crib!  Refuel and refresh while socializing with others.  Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages.  Make it an adventure to look forward to each week! 
Fee: Free, donations appreciated. No registration required.

Family Campfire Programs
Friday, July 14: Turtles Entering the World; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Following the journey from mom to egg to out in the world, this family friendly program chronicles the beginning of a turtle’s life. After creating a fun turtle craft, roast up a turtle s’more* by the campfire!
Free/members; $5/non-members.  Registration and prepayment required one week prior to event.

Imagination Grove Fun Day
Thursday, June 8; 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
While Imagination Grove, our nature play area, is open daily, we have desinated these special days for you to meet other like-minded families that enjoy and appreciate nature-based play.  Stop out anytime between 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and bring a nature item from home to trade at the Nature Trading Post: shells, nuts, rocks, or anything else you would like to trade.  We will supply lemonade and snacks, your bring energy and imagination!
Free, although a donation such as birdseed, sugar (for hummingbirds), or toilet paper would be appreciated.  See our website for complete wish list.  No registration required.