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, April 27

9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Programs for Kids

Your interest may be the deciding factor to run a program!  Most programs require advanced registration. Click HERE for a program registration form.  Please try to register at least 7 days in advance.  Waiting until the last minute may result in a program being canceled due to low enrollment or missing out because it is full. Please register for classes by sending in a registration form, calling 309.874.2174 or emailing register@sugargrovenaturecenter.org.

Little Wonders: Signs of Spring
Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.
Wednesday, April 16; 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
After such a long cold winter, spring must be on its way... right? We’ll create a list of signs that will tell us if spring is finally here. Then we’ll head outside, list in-hand, to determine if winter is finally over!
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members; registration required.

Little Wonders: Super Snakes
Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.
Wednesday, May 21; 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
What has no legs, smells with its tongue, and is covered in scales? Snakes, of course! Meet the snakes of Sugar Grove Nature Center and learn all about them from the tips of their tongues to the tips of their tails! Enjoy a snakey story, snack, and craft to round out this fun class.
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members; registration required.

Homeschool Programs: Nature Challenge
Wednesday, April 23; Ages 6-8: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Ages 9-12: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Team-building challenges will be interspersed with educational activities and puzzles along the trail in this exciting program for homeschoolers. This is not a race. Kids will need to work together to reach the finish and claim a prize.
Fee: $10/child members, $12/child non-members; registration required.

Little Wonders: Funky Fungus
Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.
Wednesday, June 18; 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Enter the mysterious world of mushrooms and other fungi in Funks Grove. Have a tasty snack, create a craft, and listen to a fun fungus fable.
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members; registration required.

Youth Nature Photography Workshop
Ages 9-13
Friday, June 20; 9:00 a.m.-noon
Explore the art of nature photography with John Tobias! Learn to use the features of your camera while creating gorgeous photographs of the natural world. Bring a digital camera with fully charged batteries (or extra batteries), and a memory card that can hold up to 100 images. No cell phone cameras, please. You will spend some time outdoors, so dress for the weather.
Fee: $10/members, $12/non-non-members. Registration and prepayment required by filling out a form at sugargrovenaturecenter.org/forms/SummerRegForm.pdf and mailing it in with a check. If you do not have computer access, please call us for other arrangements. Registration deadline: June 6.