DECATUR, Ill.—Children and teens are natural explorers. Encourage that curiosity while also giving them an opportunity to rejuvenate, alleviate stress, exercise, and socialize as they explore nature and wildlife.
In a joint effort between Macon County 4-H and the Macon County Conservation District, the Junior Naturalist 4-H Club will meet for six weeks from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, and May 27 at Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane. “This will be a great opportunity for youth in the community to not only learn about different aspects of nature but to get out and explore our local natural areas and learn hands-on about different plants, animals, etc. that exist here in our own backyard,” says Jenna Ward, 4-H youth development coordinator.
Current 4-H members attend for free; everyone else will have a $20 fee. The $20 fee includes a 4-H membership, which unlocks limitless opportunities. Fee waivers are available. Register online by April 19. Please email Jenna Ward at for further information.
The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. Find Macon County 4-H on Facebook.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact (217) 877-6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.
Source: Jenna Ward, 4-H Youth Development Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension
Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension
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