I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir, 1913
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Upcoming Programs for Kids

Unless otherwise specified, programs require advanced registration and payment. Space is limited. Classes could be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. Please contact us for availability after the registration deadline has passed. 

2 Simple Ways to Register for Programs:
1. ONLINE by clicking program title below
2. BY MAIL using this form 

Little Wonders
Ages 3-5 (and an adult chaperone)
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
October 12: OAKtober- All About Oak Trees and Acorns CANCELED
November 16:  Let’s Talk Turkey
December 21: The Mitten- Based on Jan Brett’s book, we will search for all the animals in the story! Canceled
Kids and their adult chaperones will discover the wonders of nature in these hands-on, interactive classes.  A snack will accompany story time and a fun craft will be created.
Fee: $5/child members, $8/child non-members with an adult chaperone. 
Registration and prepayment required by the Sunday before the program

Homeschool: Nature in November
Ages 6-12
Tuesday, November 15; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Talk a long hike through the autumn woods and prairie, exploring and investigating along the way, then create an art print from natural fall objects.
Fee: $16/child members, $20/child non-members with an adult chaperone. 
Registration and prepayment required by November 8.  Please bring a lunch.

Winter Wilderness Camp
Class if FULL
Ages 6-12: Wednesday, December 28; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Don’t spend your entire winter break inside!  Take part in team building exercises while hiking the trails, meet with a buckskinner, and much more!  A lunch of hot dogs over the campfire and chicken noodle soup will be served
Fee: $10/child members, $14/child non-members. 
Registration and payment required by Dec. 21
.  Dress for the weather!

Tiny Melodies Gone Wild in the Winter January Class Canceled
Birth to age 4; Wednesdays, January 11, February 8, & March 8, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tiny Melodies: Gone Wild, is an interactive Family Music Making Experience! Children AND their caregivers will join Meryl Brown, Board Certified Music Therapist, in a variety of music-making opportunities including, but not limited to, instrument playing, singing, movement, and storytelling. Each of these experiences will bring participants into nature as we discover the wonders of winter! For more information please visit www.developingmelodies.com
Fee: $10/child member; $15/child non-members with an adult chaperone.
Registration and payment required one week prior to each program

The Art of Animals at Miller Park Zoo
Monday, January 16: Birds; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 20: Snakes; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ages: 10-18
-Science meets art in this unique collaboration by Miller Park Zoo and Sugar Grove Nature Center led by Jill Wallace.  Participants will meet some animals and study their physical characteristics, then use this information in sketching a few subjects. We’ll create a colored pencil drawing to take home. All art material will be provided, please bring a lunch.  Class will take place at Miller Park Zoo.
Fee: $20 per session/member; $25 per session/non-member (Nature Center or Zoo). 
Registration and prepayment required.