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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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    Add to Cart111400-01Young Explorers Camp06/12/17- 06/16/17M-F 9:00A- 11:00ANature Center$75/$953 years to under 6 yearsAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart111400-02Young Explorers Camp08/07/17- 08/11/17M-F 9:00A- 11:00ANature Center$75/$953 years to under 6 yearsAvailableItem Details

    111401 - Summer Junior Kindergarten

    Join this structured summer program to keep your child academically engaged! Our summer session follows the same format as our school-year program while including the beautiful surroundings at the Nature Center. This class includes crafts, songs, learning games, story time, and outdoor activities, as we continue to focus on academic skills.

    The summer Junior Kindergarten class is perfect for children who want a head start on pre-reading skills before starting Kindergarten or could use a review of alphabet and phonics skills.

    * No class 07/03

    AGE: 4 by Sept. 1, 2016

    Location: Springbrook Nature Center Classroom
    Teacher: Ms. Debbie

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    Add to Cart111401-01Summer Junior Kinder06/05/17- 07/26/17M, W 9:00A- 12:00PNature Center$270/$3154 years to under 6 yearsAvailableItem Details

    111402 - Summer Preschool

    Join this structured summer program to keep your child academically engaged! Our summer session is a continuation of our regular Preschool program while including the beautiful surroundings of the Nature Center. This theme based class include crafts, songs, learning games, story time, and outdoor activities, as we continue to focus on academic skills.

    The summer Preschool class will review colors, shapes, and numbers and be introduced to alphabet and phonics skills which will be covered in fall Junior Kindergarten.

    * No class on 7/4

    AGE: 3 by Sept. 1, 2016

    Location: Springbrook Nature Center Classroom
    Teacher: Debbie Maginity

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    Add to Cart111402-01Summer Preschool06/06/17- 07/27/17Tu, Th 9:00A- 11:30ANature Center$240/$2803 years to under 5 yearsAvailableItem Details

    111405 - Summer Tiny Tikes

    Join this structured summer program to keep your child academically engaged! Our summer session is a continuation of our regular Tiny Tikes program that includes the beautiful surroundings of the Nature Center. This theme based class include crafts, songs, learning games, story time, and outdoor activities as we continue to focus on academic skills.

    The summer Tiny Tikes session is a great way to keep your child involved in a structured learning environment before starting Preschool. Class emphasis will be on fine motor skills such as name tracing and cutting as well as colors, numbers, and shapes.

    AGE: 2 by Sept. 1, 2016

    Location: Springbrook Nature Center Classroom
    Teacher: Debbie Maginity

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    Add to Cart111405-01Summer Tiny Tikes06/09/17- 07/28/17F 9:00A- 11:00ANature Center$120/$1402 years to under 4 yearsAvailableItem Details

    111407 - Dr. Seuss Science Camp

    "The more that you READ, the more you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you’ll GO."
    Each morning we’ll read favorite Dr. Seuss stories and follow up with science related activities and projects. Some topics which will be covered include shadows, weather, space, bubbles, gravity, and nature. (CC)

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    Add to Cart111407-01Dr. Seuss Science Ca07/31/17- 08/04/17M-F 9:00A- 11:00ANature Center$75/$954 years to under 8 yearsAvailableItem Details

    121402 - Art and Crafts in Nature

    Art isn't just about drawing and painting--it can be found and created in many more unusual and extraordinary ways! This exciting camp will allow kids to explore art and crafts through nature! Kids will use found objects and natural materials to create unique masterpieces and beautiful landscapes, study the lines, shapes, and colors of live animals, and much more! Each day will include stimulating art projects accompanied by nature hikes, creek walks, and other exciting outdoor activities! (CC)

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    Add to Cart121402-01Arts and Crafts in N07/10/17- 07/14/17M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1406 years to 11 yearsAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart121402-02Arts and Crafts in N07/17/17- 07/21/17M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1406 years to 11 yearsAvailableItem Details

    121403 - Famous Artists Camp

    Join us as we transform Springbrook into our very own art studio. Campers will learn a little art history while creating art in the style of famous artists from around the world. WWhether it is an abstract portrait from Picasso, dream art like Salvador Dali's, or a beautiful seascape painting like Claude Monet's, you will be amazed by the results! Experiment with a variety of techniques to create your own unique masterpiece. The finished artwork will make a wonderful addition to your home! (CC)

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    Add to Cart121403-01Famous Artists Camp06/19/17- 06/23/17M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1406 years to under 12 yearsAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart121403-02Famous Artists Camp06/26/17- 06/30/17M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1406 years to under 12 yearsAvailableItem Details

    121411 - Nature's Treasure Camp

    Explore natural treasures at Springbrook Nature Center. Be it cracking open a geode, finding an owl pellet or making slime, this will be an adventure you can’t pass up. We will be exploring natural treasures within the plant and animal community as we hike through the forest, prairie, marsh, and creek. Have a blast playing games, making crafts and catching different critters. Enjoy this outdoor adventure with us! (CC)

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    Add to Cart121411-01Natures' Treasure Ca07/24/17- 07/28/17M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1405 years to under 11 yearsAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart121411-02Natures' Treasure Ca07/31/17- 08/04/17M-F 9:00A- 1:00PNature Center$130/$1405 years to under 11 yearsAvailableItem 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 Rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors, Glendale Heights and fishing
    Day 2 Chicago Botanical Garden, Glencoe
    Day 3 Cantigny, Wheaton
    Day 4 Lincoln Park Zoo and/or North Avenue Beach, Chicago
    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 Cart131400-01Wildland Explorers C07/17/17- 07/21/17M-F 9:00A- 3:30PNature Center$175/$18510 years to under 16 yearsAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart131400-02Wildland Explorers C08/07/17- 08/11/17M-F 9:00A- 3:30PNature Center$175/$18510 years to under 16 yearsAvailableItem Details

    311401 - 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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    Add to Cart311401-03Paint & Pour05/18/17- 05/18/17Th 7:00P- 9:00PNature Center$25/$2721 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    311402 - Couples Paint & Pour

    Looking for something new and fun to do as a couple? 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. (CC)

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    Add to Cart311402-02Couples Paint & Pour04/07/17- 04/07/17F 6:00P- 8:00PNature Center$25/$2721 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    311403 - 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 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 door decors. (CC)

    Winter Door Decor - Dec 19, 2016
    Valentine Door Decor - Jan 27, 2017
    St. Patrick's Door Decor - Mar 3, 2017
    Spring Door Decor - Mar 31, 2017

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    Add to Cart311403-04Paint & Pour with a03/31/17- 03/31/17F 6:00P- 8:00PNature Center$25/$2721 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    311406 - 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 Cart311406-04Paint and Snack for05/07/17- 05/07/17Su 1:00P- 2:30PNature Center$20/$227 years to 15 yearsAvailableItem Details

    321405 - Raptors in Your Neighborhood!

    Learn about our local Birds of Prey

    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.

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

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

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    Add to Cart321405-05Raptors in your neig04/09/17- 04/09/17Su 1:00P- 3:00PNature Center$14/$185 years and UpAvailableItem Details

    321412 - Time Capsules

    Fossils can tell us a story about the past. Become a fossil hunter and follow a map through Springbrook Nature Center to locate a time capsule & discover what it holds! (CC)

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    Add to Cart321412-01Time Capsules04/22/17- 04/22/17Sa 2:00P- 3:00PNature Center$7/$96 years to 11 yearsAvailableItem Details

    361401 - Crafty Critters

    What are you doing after school? Join us at the Nature Center for some arts and crafts. Kids will have fun making a nature themed project to bring home and may even get to visit with a real critter too! (CC)

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    Add to Cart361401-02Crafty Critters04/02/17- 04/02/17Su11:00A- 12:00PNature Center$7/$94 years to 7 yearsAvailableItem Details

    411400 - Spring Young Explorers

    Join our Explorers program designed especially for the youngest nature enthusiasts. Learn about Springbrook Nature Center's local wildlife as we focus on spring and baby animals. Get the chance to meet some live critters, participate in fun games, activities and an art project. (CC)

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    Add to Cart411400-01Spring Young Explore03/28/17- 03/28/17Tu 9:00A- 11:00ANature Center$14/$183 years to under 6 yearsAvailableItem Details

    411401 - Little Artists

    Join our Instructor in a one-hour session each week learning basic skills and techniques that are essential for beginning artists. We will experiment with art in nature, painting, and drawing. Your child will also be exposed to famous artists and their artworks; and will create their own masterpieces! Let’s get creative! (CC)

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    Add to Cart411401-01Little Artists04/03/17- 04/24/17M 4:30P- 5:30PNature Center$32/$403 years to under 7 yearsAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart411401-02Little Artists05/01/17- 05/22/17M 4:30P- 5:30PNature Center$32/$404 years to under 7 yearsAvailableItem Details

    421400 - After School Art Club

    Get your creative juices flowing for this class! Join Ms. Santina 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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    Add to Cart421400-01After School Art Clu04/05/17- 04/26/17W 4:30P- 5:30PNature Center$32/$407 years to under 13 yearsAvailableItem Details
    Add to Cart421400-02After School Art Clu05/03/17- 05/24/17W 4:30P- 5:30PNature Center$32/$407 years to under 13 yearsAvailableItem Details

    421401 - Diggin' Dinos

    Velociraptors, stegosaurus, and triceratops! Join us each week to learn about different dinosaurs. We will hunt for dino bones, make dino prints, pretend to be dinos and much more. Sign up early so you don’t miss out. (CC)

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    Add to Cart421401-01Diggin' Dinos05/09/17- 05/23/17Tu 5:00P- 6:00PNature Center$21/$275 years to under 11 yearsAvailableItem Details

    421404 - Sensing Some Nature Fun

    We’ll spend the afternoon using our five senses to explore the Nature Center. Activities will include leaf rubbing, identifying animal sounds, and spice painting. Dress for some outdoor activity, weather permitting. (CC)

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    Add to Cart421404-01Sensing Some Nature04/27/17- 04/27/17Th 1:00P- 3:00PNature Center$14/$183 years to under 7 yearsAvailableItem Details

    421405 - Pond Walk: Hike and Draw

    As we read Nancy Wallace’s book, Pond Walk, we’ll hike around the Nature Center recreating the story. Buddy and Mama Bear are searching for turtles on their nature walk, but stop to draw all the other amazing things they find on the way! Dress for outdoor activity. (CC)

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    Add to Cart421405-01Pond Walk: Hike&Draw05/25/17- 05/25/17Th 1:00P- 3:00PNature Center$14/$184 years to under 7 yearsAvailableItem Details

    421406 - Mothers' Day Craft

    Join us at the Nature Center for a highly secret crafting day! Your children will make and wrap a gift for their Mother or Grandmother. Gifts being made will be cute and useful. Snacks are welcome.

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    Add to Cart421406-01Mothers' Day Craft04/30/17- 04/30/17Su10:00A- 11:30ANature Center$15/$188 years to under 16 yearsAvailableItem Details

    461400 - Treasure Hunting for Geodes

    Geodes are ordinary-looking rocks which, when split apart, reveal a gem-like treasure of sparkling quartz hidden inside. Find out how geodes are formed and how to open them safely to discover one of nature’s greatest mysteries inside! Each child will receive their own unique geode. (CC)

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    Add to Cart461400-01Treasure Hunting for04/11/17- 04/11/17Tu 5:00P- 6:00PNature Center$8/$106 years to under 13 yearsAvailableItem 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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    Add to Cart531400-01JN Club01/02/17- 01/01/2099F 5:00P- 6:00PNature Center$09 years to under 16 yearsAvailableItem Details
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