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

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: Silly Squirrels
Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.
Wednesday, October 8; 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m. Please note this is the second Wednesday of the month instead of the usual third.
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members; registration required.
The squirrels are busy stashing nuts for winter! Learn all about them in this fun class filled with squirrely facts, snacks, and crafts!

Little Wonders: Plants on Your Thanksgiving Plate
Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.
Wednesday, November 19; 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members; registration required.
Usually Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but if there weren’t any plants on our plates, we’d be missing a huge part of our dinner! Learn what plants are in some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes in this fun and tasty program!

Little Wonders: The Mitten
Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.
Wednesday, December 17; 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members; registration required.
Based on the book by Jan Brett, this program will take us out on the trail, where animals will be waiting to snuggle into the nice, warm mitten. But will they all fit? Afterwards, we will warm up while enjoying a snack and creating a craft.

Experience Winter
Ages 6-12: Friday, January 2; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fee: $10/child members, $14/child non-members; Registration required.
Don’t spend your entire winter break inside!  Step into the brisk air to explore, look for animal tracks, learn about snowflakes, take a hike, create a wintery craft, and much more.  A lunch of hot dogs over the campfire and chicken noodle soup will be served.  Dress for the weather!