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Nature Programs

 
The Naperville Park District offers a variety of nature-based programs for all ages. We also offer Scout Badge Labs led by certified Merit Badge Counselors.
 
 
Animal Hibernation
Why do animals hibernate? How do animals keep warm in the winter? Join us as we learn more about animal hibernation during the long winter months. Dress for the weather.
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Budding Naturalists
Nature has always been an inspiration for art, music, medicine, literature, technology and more. Join us for a series designed to develop your inner naturalist! Each program features a different theme and has elements of art, science and experiential learning. Please dress for the weather. Program includes an outdoor experience, weather permitting.
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Cub Scouts Badge Lab
Why do animals hibernate? How do animals keep warm in the winter? Join us as we learn more about animal hibernation during the long winter months. Dress for the weather.
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Geocaching
Enjoy a real-world, outdoor adventure as we attempt to find a geocache or buried treasure at Seager Park. Learn how to use a handheld GPS device to aid in your search.
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Girl Scouts Badge Labs
Earn scout badges with Naperville Park District's Eco-Explorers program. Troops are invited to earn their nature-based badges at Seager Park with knowledgeable and Youth Protection trained instructors. Choose from any one of our pre-scheduled badge programs for Brownies through Cadettes.
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Knee-High Naturalists
Children develop a love of the natural world in these terrific programs that are all about nature. A different theme is featured each week with hands-on activities, stories, crafts and an outdoor experience, weather permitting. Please dress for the weather.
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Tiny Tadpoles
Early experiences in nature have been proven to develop the senses, promote motor skills and enhance future academic skills. Join us weekly for a fabulous nature experience with your tot! We'll immerse tots in nature as they touch, view, feel, and listen to the world around them. Each program highlights a nature theme and includes a story, craft and hands-on, holistic learning experiences. These are parent/tot classes.
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Marine Fossils
Calling all future marine biologists! Learn how to identify marine fossils in this educational class. Each student will receive 5-8 pounds of fossil material for sifting and exploring and a reference guide for collecting and identifying fossil specimens.
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Upcoming Registration Dates
Apr 21, 2014 - 8:30am
Resident Registration - Summer Programs
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Apr 24, 2014 - 8:30am
Nonresident Registration - Summer Programs
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Apr 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
Resident Online Registration - Girls Fall Soccer
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Apr 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Resident Online Registration - Boys Fall Soccer
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Important Information
 
First-Time Registrants
Individuals wanting to register online for Naperville Park District programs must first establish an account with us. In order to be eligible for the resident fee, proof of residency within the Naperville Park District is required by submitting one of the following documents: driver's license, preprinted personal check or City of Naperville utility bill.

To register, fill out the online registration form. You also can submit your proof of residency by emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by fax at 630-848-5001 or at Naperville Park District's Administration Building, the 95th Street Center or the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center.

We will set up your account and issue you a "Barcode and PIN," then you will be free to register through RecEnroll, our online registration system. Call 630-848-5000 or go to napervilleparks.org/registration to set up your account today.

 

Resident Registration - Summer Programs
Mon, Apr 21st, 2014, @8:30am
Board Meeting
Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014, @6:00pm
Nonresident Registration - Summer Programs
Thu, Apr 24th, 2014, @8:30am
Road Rally
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @4:00pm
 
 
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