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    111400 - Young Explorers Camp

    Little ones, join our Young Explorers Summer Camp designed especially for the youngest nature enthusiasts. Learn about Itasca Nature Center's wild animals and get the chance to meet some live critters. Each session will feature a nature walk, art project, snack, and a story based on the animal of the day. Please dress for the weather,wear closed toed shoes, and bring a small snack each day. (CC)

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    Read Notice111400-02Young Explorers Camp08/06/18- 08/10/18M-F 9:00A- 11:00ANature Center$75/$953 years to under 6 yearsFullItem Details

    111403 - Paint & Pour with a Twist

    Looking for a fun night out with your friends? Look no further! Join us at the Nature Center for an inspirational night of painting your very own antique tin ceiling tile that was rescued from the original Itasca Village Hall. We will provide the supplies for your masterpiece, however the drinks are BYOB. Please drink responsibly as you are guided step by step to create beautiful works of art. (CC)

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    Add to Cart111403-01Paint and Pour08/24/18- 08/24/18F 6:00P- 8:00PNature Center$27/$2921 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    111404 - Paint & Snack for Kids

    Kids love these new painting events! We provide the supplies and instruction and you bring the talent, snacks and drinks (CC)

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    Add to Cart111404-01Paint and Snack for07/28/18- 07/28/18Sa 1:00P- 2:30PNature Center$20/$256 years to 16 yearsAvailableItem Details

    111407 - Dr. Seuss Science Camp

    The Cat in the Hat Comes Back for a week of all new stories and activities. Each morning weíll read favorite Dr. Seuss books and follow up with science-related activities. Some topics to be covered include nocturnal animals, bees, planets, gravity, and musical instruments. A fun-filled week for young scientists. (cc)

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    Read Notice111407-01Dr. Seuss Science Ca07/30/18- 08/03/18M-F 9:00A- 12:00PNature Center$112/$1224 years to under 8 yearsFullItem Details

    121400 - Wacky Art, Science & Engi

    If you like investigating slimy experiments, creating your own artistic masterpieces and partaking in engineering challenges such as the egg drop, then you will love exploring the wacky world of art, science, and engineering camp.

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    Read Notice121400-01Wacky Artist, Scient07/16/18- 07/20/18M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1406 years to under 12 yearsUnavailableItem Details
    Read Notice121400-02Wacky Artist, Scient07/23/18- 07/27/18M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1406 years to under 12 yearsFullItem Details

    121405 - Creek Walk

    In this program you will have a unique opportunity to use nets and buckets to explore life in the creek. Find out who lives in and around Springbrook Creek before you try your skills at catching fish, crayfish, tadpoles, frogs, and more! Wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes that you donít mind getting dirty and wet (no flip flops or crocs), and weíll take you to the depths of Springbrook Creek. Limited spaces are available, so register early. (CC)

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    Add to Cart121405-01Creek Walk08/04/18- 08/04/18Sa11:00A- 12:00PNature Center$7/$96 years to under 13 yearsAvailableItem Details

    121406 - Dissecting Owl Pellets

    Learn about the eating habits of the owls living at Springbrook Nature Center. Do you know what an owl pellet is? Owls usually swallow their prey whole, and they regurgitate what they cannot digest. See the various owls we have, the kind of food they eat, and dissect a pellet to see if we can figure out from the bones what the prey was. Anyone 8 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. (CC)

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    Add to Cart121406-02Dissect Owl Pellets08/11/18- 08/11/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart121406-03Dissect Owl Pellets09/22/18- 09/22/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    121407 - Flight and Feathers

    People have always been fascinated by the birdsí ability to fly. Explore the special adaptations that raptors such as owls, hawks and falcons have for flying. Did you know that some falcons can dive at speeds faster than a race car, and that owls are so silent that their prey cannot hear them flying? We will study the raptors at the Nature Center to help us understand how they have evolved to become masters of their environment. (CC)

    Anyone 8 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.


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    Add to Cart121407-02Flight and Feathers08/25/18- 08/25/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    121419 - Garden Stepping Stones

    Your child will enjoy making their very own outdoor Garden Stepping Stone. Not only is this craft cute but itís functional. We will provide all the supplies and the fun. Feel free to bring a snack. (CC)

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    Add to Cart121419-01Garden Stepping Ston08/17/18- 08/17/18F12:00P- 1:30PNature Center$17/$195 years to 15 yearsAvailableItem Details

    121424 - Hoo Goes There?

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify common raptors such as owls, hawks and falcons, by sight and sound? In this class we will learn how to use their shapes, colors, markings, movements, and calls to recognize them. The resident raptors at the Nature Center help teach the course. Paid adult must accompany child 8 and under. (CC)

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    Add to Cart121424-02Hoo Goes There?09/08/18- 09/08/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    131400 - Wildland Explorers Camp

    Experience some of the coolest natural areas in the state and participate in fun outdoor activities in this week-long adventure camp.

    Here is a sneak peek at the action packed schedule*:
    Day 1 Team building games and hiking at Waterfall Glen, Darien
    Day 2 Rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors, Glendale Heights and fishing
    Day 3 Cantigny, Wheaton
    Day 4 Exploring Volobog, Ingleside
    Day 5 Exploring caves at Matthiessen State Park, Utica

    *Schedule is subject to change

    Fee includes transportation and admission fees.
    Campers must dress for the weather, pack their own lunches, water and a snack for each day. (CC)

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    Add to Cart131400-02Wildland Explorers C08/06/18- 08/10/18M-F 9:00A- 3:30PNature Center$175/$18510 years to under 16 yearsAvailableItem Details

    221400 - After School Art Club

    Get your creative juices flowing for this class! Join Ms. Pam for an hour session each week to learn skills and techniques, work on exciting projects, and experiment with different mediums. Your children will learn about art in nature, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, painting, and drawing, all while learning about different artists. Students will be able to explore their own ideas, as well as learn what it means to be an artist. Get ready to make some outstanding artwork! (CC)

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    Read Notice221400-01After School Art Clu09/06/18- 09/27/18Th 4:30P- 5:30PNature Center$32/$407 years to under 13 yearsUnavailableItem Details
    Read Notice221400-02After School Art Clu10/04/18- 10/25/18Th 4:30P- 5:30PNature Center$32/$407 years to under 13 yearsUnavailableItem Details
    Read Notice221400-03After School Art Clu11/01/18- 11/29/18Th 4:30P- 5:30PNature Center$32/$407 years to under 13 yearsUnavailableItem Details

    221409 - Hoo Goes There?

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify common raptors such as owls, hawks and falcons, by sight and sound? In this class we will learn how to use their shapes, colors, markings, movements, and calls to recognize them. The resident raptors at the Nature Center help teach the course. Paid adult must accompany child 8 and under. (CC)

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    Read Notice221409-01Hoo Goes There?10/20/18- 10/20/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpUnavailableItem Details
    Read Notice221409-02Hoo Goes There?12/01/18- 12/01/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    221410 - Raptors in Your Neighborhood

    Did you know that many Birds of Prey (also known as Raptors) can be found in our area? Join us to see our Owls, Hawks and Falcons up close.

    Learn fascinating facts like how they hunt, their special senses and characteristics, how to recognize them by sight and sound, and much more. We will explore predator/prey relationships and the important role they have in our ecosystem. You will have a new understanding and a deep appreciation of these truly wild creatures that live among us.

    8 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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    Read Notice221410-01Raptors in Your Neig10/13/18- 10/13/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpUnavailableItem Details
    Read Notice221410-02Raptors in Your Neig11/17/18- 11/17/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    221411 - Flight and Feathers

    People have always been fascinated by the birdsí ability to fly. Explore the special adaptations that raptors such as owls, hawks and falcons have for flying. Did you know that some falcons can dive at speeds faster than a race car, and that owls are so silent that their prey cannot hear them flying? We will study the raptors at the Nature Center to help us understand how they have evolved to become masters of their environment. (CC)

    Anyone 8 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.


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    Read Notice221411-02Flight and Feathers12/15/18- 12/15/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    221413 - Couples Paint & Pour

    Couples, are you looking for an exciting and different date night? Come to the nature center for a fun couples painting class, where the paintings you create can be hung side by side to create one masterpiece! Supplies for painting will be provided, however drinks are BYOB. Please drink responsibly as you are guided step by step to create a unique masterpiece. Fee is per person. (CC)

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    Read Notice221413-01Couples Paint and Po11/09/18- 11/09/18F 7:00P- 9:00PNature Center$25/$2721 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    221414 - Paint & Pour

    This is the perfect night out with your friends! Join us at the Nature Center for an inspirational night of painting! We provide the supplies for your masterpiece, however the drinks are BYOB. Please drink responsibly as you are guided to create a one of a kind painting. (CC)

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    Read Notice221414-01Paint and Pour09/14/18- 09/14/18F 7:00P- 9:00PNature Center$25/$2721 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    221416 - Mommy & Me Painting

    Bond with your child with some paint and a canvas! Our instructor will help you and your child create beautiful works of art together. You and your child will create two separate paintings that will be combined into one masterpiece to hang on the wall! Supplies will be provided. Fee is per person. (CC)

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    Read Notice221416-01Mommy & Me Painting10/20/18- 10/20/18Sa10:30A- 12:00PNature Center$15/$176 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    221417 - Dissecting Owl Pellets

    Learn about the eating habits of the owls living at Springbrook Nature Center.
    Do you know what an owl pellet is? Owls usually swallow their prey whole, and they regurgitate what they could not digest. See the various owls we have, the kind of food they eat, what happens when they eat, and get to investigate a pellet to see if we can figure out from the bones in the remains what the prey was.
    Paid adult must accompany child 8 and under. (CC)

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    Read Notice221417-01Dissect Owl Pellets11/03/18- 11/03/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpUnavailableItem Details
    Read Notice221417-02Dissect Owl Pellets12/22/18- 12/22/18Sa 2:00P- 2:45PNature Center$7/$95 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    221421 - Art & Slime - NEW

    Spend a creative afternoon at the Nature Center as we make an exciting art project and whip up some slime! (CC)

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    Read Notice221421-01Art & Slime12/27/18- 12/27/18Th 1:00P- 3:00PNature Center$14/$186 years to 12 yearsUnavailableItem Details

    221422 - Paint & Pour with a Twist

    Looking for a fun night out with your friends? Look no further! Join us at the Nature Center for an inspirational night of painting your very own wine glasses or door decors. We will provide the supplies for your masterpiece, however the drinks are BYOB. Please drink responsibly as you are guided step by step to create beautiful works of art. (CC)


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    Read Notice221422-01Paint & Pour with a09/02/18- 09/02/18Su 6:00P- 8:00PNature Center$27/$2921 years and UpUnavailableItem Details
    Read Notice221422-02Paint & Pour with a12/16/18- 12/16/18Su 6:00P- 8:00PNature Center$27/$2921 years and UpUnavailableItem Details

    531400 - Junior Naturalist Club

    Do you want to learn more about nature and how we can help protect it? Maybe you like to fish, canoe, hike, camp, and roast marshmallows. If this sounds exciting, you should become a Junior Naturalist (JN). The JN club is a group of kids that love to have a good time and help out. The JNs explore, hike, work special events and restoration projects, take care of the animals in the building and much more! This club meets once a week, usually on Fridays at the Nature Center. A newsletter with dates, times, activities and other important information is provided.

    Spots are limited in this club, so don't miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity! You can reach Chris at (630) 773-2257 with any questions. (CC)

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    Read Notice531400-01JN Club01/02/17- 01/01/2099F 5:00P- 6:00PNature Center$09 years to under 16 yearsFullItem Details
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