Experience nature, right from the comfort of your own home, with our virtual program offerings. Visit this page for our updated content and follow us on social media @forestpreserve for the latest and greatest happenings! Join us and enjoy "Nature, Virtually Everywhere!"
View our Summer Nature, Virtually Everywhere Flyer, here.
Nature in a Nutshell
Citizen Science -- Stream Monitoring (7/30)
Preserve Highlight -- Les Arends Forest Preserve (8/6)
Species Spotlight -- Fireflies (7/23)
Tallgrass Prairie (8/20)
Nurtured by Nature Moments
Nurtured by Nature Hike (7/16)
SUMMER Virtual Programs
Out & About (Podcast)
The natural world is loaded with interesting learning opportunities, and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County has over 20,000 acres to explore! Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the District, and have some fun with Naturalist Josh as we highlight the wonderful ways to enjoy our open spaces. Registration is not required for this free program.
Thursday, May 21; 10 a.m.
Thursday, July 9; 10 a.m.
nature detectives at home (Video)
Can you use your deduction skills to identify some amazing local animals? Our Naturalist will show you some skulls, fur and other animal evidence as clues and challenge you to figure out which Illinois animals we're highlighting. Submit your guesses and we'll reveal the winning answer on social media.
Thursday, Aug. 13; 10 a.m.
Virtual seed harvest (Video)
Have you heard about the wildly popular Forest Preserve District of Kane County seed harvests? Have you wondered what these involve? Watch this video to see how easy, fun and educational these weekly harvesting events can be!
Thursday, Aug. 27; 10 a.m.
Walks, Talks & Stories at Creek Bend Nature Center (Video)
Enjoy some stories told by the St. Charles Public Library staff. Virtually explore the outdoors at Creek Bend Nature Center, and learn how you can create beautiful things with natural materials. This popular series moves online for the summer season, with each new program posted on the St. Charles Public Library Channel on YouTube. Registration is not required for this free program.
Wednesday, June 10; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 24; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, July 8; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, July 22; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 5; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m.