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Preschool Age Children Invited to Two Upcoming Nature Programs

Jan 12, 2019 03:40PM ● By Hannah Ott

St. Charles - "Snowflakes," and "Whistlin’ Whistlepigs," will be the themes for winter’s preschooler nature programs by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.

On Thursday, January 24, the program topic will be “Snowflakes," and on Thursday, February 28, it will be a groundhog theme, “Whistlin’ Whistlepigs,” for both Nature Tykes and Little Naturalists. All programs take place at Creek Bend Nature Center in LeRoy Oakes, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

Nature Tykes programs are from 9:30-10:30am and Little Naturalists programs are from 1-2pm. Note that Little Naturalists programs are "drop-off" programs. Nature Tykes programs are not, so you will join your little one in the program. 

Registration is $5 per child, per session.

About Nature Tykes: 3-year-olds explore the natural world through a variety of activities with their parent or caregiver. Sessions include a combination of stories, nature hikes, songs, games and crafts. 

About Little Naturalists: 4- and 5-year-olds discover the wonders of nature through a variety of activities including songs, hikes, stories, games and crafts. This is "drop-off" program, so parents, caregivers and siblings will not join the group but may enjoy the trails of LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve or wait inside the nature center during the program. 

To register, call 630-444-3190 or email  

To see a full roster of Forest Preserve District nature programs, visit or check the District's Facebook

Source: Brittany Kovach 630-232-5980, photo by Bi-State Wildlife Hotline