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Environment & Art Workshop: "Gramps the Awesome Otter"

girl in red beret with a large drawing of the earth and leaves
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Learn about our environment & create art with "Gramps the Awesome Otter"

March 30 | 1 to 2 p.m. | Ages 5-8 | Naperville

Local author and animal expert Kathy Lentz will read aloud her storybook for children, "Gramps the Awesome Otter," talk about exploring and respecting the environment, and kids will create their own sea animal illustration! 

cover of childrens book

The overall lesson teaches respect for all animals and shares how children and families can do their part to contribute to environmental sustainability. After listening to the story, and taking part in group discussions, youth can create an art illustration of their favorite sea animal using 5x7 canvas drawing boards and colorful markers.

Ages: 5-8 (as of 9/1/22) | Parents may stay for the workshop but are not required to attend.

Location: DuPage County Extension office, 1100 E. Warrenville Road, Suite 170, Naperville 60563

Cost to participate: $10 per youth participant

Registration required. Space may be limited. No need to be a 4-H member to participate.

Questions: Contact 4-H Program Coordinator Nancy Reppe at or 630-955-1123.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the event organizer. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.