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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Maple Sirup Programs, 2018 Announced!

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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. 

To Register for a program, please click the program title!

The Art of Animals at Miller Park Zoo

Monday, January 15: Rainforest; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ages: 10-18
Science meets art in this unique collaboration by Miller Park Zoo and Sugar Grove Nature Center led by Jill Wallace. There’s no better place to spend a winter day than in the Miller Park Zoo Rainforest! Explore tropical plants and animals while creating artwork using graphite and colored pencil watercolors. Class will take place at Miller Park Zoo and all materials will be provided.
Fee: $20/ Sugar Grove Nature Center or Miller Park Zoo member; $25/non-member.

Little Wonders

Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
January 17: Animal Tracks

March 21:  Red Fox
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: $8/child members, $10/child non-members with an adult chaperone.
Registration and prepayment required by the Sunday before the program.

Little Tappers Programs (ages 3 - 5)
Wednesday, February 14th; 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FULL Saturday, February 24, 2018; 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This program is designed especially for children 3-5 years with an adult chaperone. You can choose between three different program times. We will sing songs and make a craft while learning how to make maple sirup and listen to a fabulous sirup story. Then, each child will get a turn at tree tapping and to taste the real thing! While the majority of the program will be held indoors, we will be outside for tree tapping, so please dress for the weather.
Fee: $8/child members; $10/child non-members
Click HERE to register online with credit card
Advanced registration required.

Sirup for Scouts and Youth Groups
Saturday, February 24, 2018; 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Program is FULL
Attention leaders of scout troops and other youth organizations! Your group is invited to join in on the maple sirup fun at Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove! Learn how sap becomes sirup and take part in the process from tapping to tasting! Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will be complete only when both the form and payment have been received. You may register your entire group on one form or group members may register separately. Groups registering individually run the risk of having some make it in while others do not. If registering as a group, a confirmation will be sent only to the name on this form. It will be the leader’s responsibility to convey the information to the other participants. Please remember to dress for the weather, as a major portion of the program will be outdoors. If you have questions, call 309.874.2174 or email register@sugargrovenaturecenter.org. Fees are non-refundable unless the program is cancelled.
Fee: $9/Children (3 and over); $7/Group Leaders & Parents