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Nature is a place for children to explore, learn and grow and Wee Naturalists allows for just that!

Nature-loving children, families and educators are invited to explore a different nature theme from November 2020 until May 2021 through video stories and lessons.

The pre-recorded hour-long sessions are appropriate for families with children ages 4 to 7 and pre-K to 2nd-grade educators. Program materials can be accessed starting on the first Saturday and viewed at any time.

Learning through nature-related stories, a lesson and even virtual hikes will give children a view of nature they don’t always see or hear. Lessons are taught by Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator Peggy Doty who introduces science vocabulary and helps children understand ecosystem relationships.

Register in advance online for one or all of the sessions. The cost to participate is $5 for a household or classroom per month.

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For more information, please email Program Coordinator Judy Hodge at hodg@illinois.edu or call the Natural Resource Education Center at (815) 784-2000.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Judy Hodge at hodg@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.