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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 Creek Bend Nature Center

Treat your child to story times at Creek Bend Nature Center. This popular program series is for children (infants through 5-year olds) and their caregivers. Saint Charles Public Library staff will read books, accompanied by finger plays, songs and more. All are welcome to enjoy the interactive exhibits in the Nature Center, following the program. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Friday, May 8; 10:30-11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

Friday, June 5; 10:30-11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

Friday, July 10; 10:30-11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

Friday, June 5; 10:30-11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

Friday, Aug. 14; 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, or crafts. A parent or caregiver must accompany child. Advanced registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Nature's Noisemakers
Thursday, Aug. 27; 9:30-10:15 a.m.

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

Animals on the Move
Thursday, Sept. 24; 9:30-10:15 a.m.

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

Oh, Nuts!
Thursday, Oct. 22; 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, or crafts. (Note: This is a "drop-off" program; adults and siblings may enjoy the trails or wait in the nature center during program.) Advanced registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Nature's Noisemakers
Thursday, Aug. 27; 1-2 p.m.

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

Animals on the Move
Thursday, Sept. 24; 1-2 p.m.

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

Oh, Nuts!
Thursday, Oct. 22; 1-2 p.m.

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

Tree Trunk or Treat!

Wear your costume to Creek Bend Nature Center for this special Halloween event. District naturalists will help you discover the creepy-cool creatures that lurk in the wild. There will be activities both indoors and outdoors. And, of course, there will be treats for all by the trunk of the big oak tree! Drop by any time between 1 and 4 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Saturday, Oct. 31; 1-4 p.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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


Story Time at Creek Bend Nature Center

Treat your child to story times at Creek Bend Nature Center. This popular program series is for children (infants through 5-year olds) and their caregivers. Saint Charles Public Library staff will read books, accompanied by finger plays, songs and more. All are welcome to enjoy the interactive exhibits in the Nature Center, following the program. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Friday, Sept. 18; 10-11:30 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

Friday, Oct. 16; 10-11:30 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

Friday, Nov. 20; 10-11:30 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

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