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Registration is required.   Many programs fill up quickly, so please register early to guarantee a spot. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register. 

Story Time at the Nature Center

Saint Charles Public Library staff bring books, finger plays, songs, and more for this fun program for children, infant through age 5. All are welcome to enjoy the interactive exhibits in the Nature Center following the program. Advance registration is required. Please call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Friday, Dec. 5, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE

Friday, Jan. 30, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE

Friday, Feb. 13, 10:30 – 11 a.m
Creek Bend Nature Center

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE

Nature Tykes

In this program geared for 3-year olds, we will explore the natural world through a variety of activities. Sessions include a combination of stories, nature hikes, songs, games, and crafts. A parent or caregiver must accompany child. The programs will be held inside Creek Bend Nature Center. Advance registration is required. Please call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register.


Life in a Log
Thursday, Oct. 16; 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

Fox Tales
Thursday, Nov. 20; 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

Snowflake Surprise!
Thursday, Jan. 15, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

Sleepy Groundhogs
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Thursday, March 19, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child


Little Naturalists

In this hour-long program for 4-year olds, children will discover the wonders of nature through stories, nature hikes, songs, games, and crafts. The programs will be held inside Creek Bend Nature Center. (Note: This is a “drop-off” program; adults and siblings may enjoy the trails or wait in the nature center during the program.) Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Life in a Log
Thursday, Oct. 16; 1 – 2 p.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

Fox Tales
Thursday, Nov. 20; 1 – 2 p.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

Snowflake Surprise!
Thursday, January 15, 1 – 2 p.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

Sleepy Groundhogs
Thursday, February 19, 1 – 2 p.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Thursday, March 19, 1 – 2 p.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
Fee: $5/child

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