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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Upcoming Programs for Kids

Unless otherwise specified, programs require 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.  Visit www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org/register.html to register and for more information. 

For questions, email register@sugargrovenaturecenter.org or phone 309.874.2174.

Little Wonders
Ages 3-5; Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
April 20: Earth Day Celebration                                   July 20: Little Gardeners          
May 18: Mats of Moss                                                   August 17: Creek Critters
June 15: Nature Play
Kids and their adult chaperones will discover the wonders of nature in these hands-on, interactive classes.  A snack will accompany story time and a fun craft will be created.
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members with an adult chaperone.  Registration and prepayment required by the Sunday before the program.

Homeschool: Earth Day Excursion
Ages 6-8; Thursday, April 21; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 9-12; Thursday, April 21; 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $12/child members, $15/child non-members. 
Head out on the trails of the forest and prairie to experience nature in springtime while you learn why our planet is so special and what we can do to keep it healthy.  A snack will be served and a craft will be created.  This is a drop-off program.
Fee: $12/child members, $15/child non-members.  Registration and payment required by April 14.

See the Summer Nature Study section of our website here for summer programs!