2019 Autumn Program Guide

CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. Indian Lore Merit Badge: Learn about local Native American tribes and their way of life. Play games once played by Native American children, create a traditional clothing item and make another item used by local tribes. Covers all five requirements for obtaining the Indian Lore Merit Badge. Dress for the weather, bring a sack lunch, water and your blue card. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 7. (ah) https://apm.activecommunities. com/napervilleparks/Activity_ Search?txtActivitySearch=39451 Nov 9 Sa 10:00 am-2:00 pm $26/$39 CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center Lobby • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. https://apm.activecommunities. com/napervilleparks/Activity_ Search?txtActivitySearch=39465 Oct 26 Sa 9:00-10:30 am Free CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room • 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. Owl Prowl: Go on a hike to look and listen for Great Horned Owls calling for a mate! This time of year Great Horned Owls are breeding. Find out more about this owl and others species found in our area. Discover their special adaptations for hunting at night, dissect an owl pellet and make a craft to remember your experience. For ages 5 and up. (ah) https://apm.activecommunities. com/napervilleparks/Activity_ Search?txtActivitySearch=3946 8 Nov 16- Sa 5:00-6:30 pm $8/$12 per person CODE DATE DAY TIME R/N Knoch Knolls Park Lower Picnic Grove • 336 Knoch Knolls Rd. https://apm.activecommunities. com/napervilleparks/Activity_ Search?txtActivitySearch=39479 Sep 11-Oct 23 W 10:00-11:00 am $107/$137 https://apm.activecommunities. com/napervilleparks/Activity_ Search?txtActivitySearch=39480 Sep 12-Oct 24 Th 10:00-11:00 am $107/$137 Sponsor of FAMILY & ADULTHIKES Nature Themed Birthday Parties Have a Nature themed birthday party for your child at Knoch Knolls Nature Center! Learn more about our Nature Parties on our Birthday Parties page in the Special Events Section or online at napervilleparks.org/kknc. To book your party call 630-864-3965. Nature Center Rentals Host your next birthday party, work meeting, or even your wedding at beautiful Knoch Knolls Nature Center! Visit napervilleparks.org/kknc for more information. For RAINOUT AND CANCELLATION INFO , VIS IT NAPERVILLEPARKS.ORG/ CANCELLATIONS SEE OUR NATURE OFFERINGS IN SPECIAL EVENTS: Camping: page 11 Creepy Critters Day: page 11 Pumpkin Smash: page 16 Nature Discovery Days: page 17 YOUTH Boy Scout Merits Badges • Ages 11-17 Earn your nature Scout BSA Merit Badges at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center. Different nature topics are offered throughout the year and classes are led by a certified Merit Badge Counselor. (ah) 39451 Family Hike with a Naturalist • Ages 3 and up Join a naturalist on a morning hike to view the autumn colors. Dress for the weather. The trails are mostly grassy or dirt paths. Younger children may be carried. Bring a water bottle and wear sturdy walking shoes. Meets in the nature center. Free but registration required. (ah) 39465 Family Nature Nights • Ages 5 and up Enjoy spending time with your family while learning about nature. Each program introduce a new theme to explore. Programs are designed for families with toddlers through school-aged children and include hands-on activities, short hikes as a chance to visit the nature center afterhours. (ah) 39468 Nature Playtime • Ages 1 1/2-4 Playing is how children learn and research shows how important spending time outside is for a child’s physical and mental development. Join a naturalist for a fall multi-week session. Each themed, but unstructured, nature playtime takes place completely outdoors rain or shine so dress for the weather. Please note: Your child will get wet and dirty - it’s part of the fun! Caregivers stay with their child. Infants are welcome; all children ages 18 months - 4 years old must be registered. No class Oct 9 or Oct 10. (ah) 39479 39480 51 AUTUMN 2019 VISIT NAPERVILLEPARKS.ORG TO SEARCH PROGRAMS BY AGE OR LOCATION NATURE PROGRAMS

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