2023 Red Oak Nature Center Special Events

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Garden Glow Up  |  April 22
What better way to show the Earth some love then to help beautify an outdoor space! Participants will learn what it takes for a plant to grow from seed to flower before heading into our garden to clear away the old and get ready for the new! Our migrators and pollinators will be so appreciative and to carry on the experience at home, all registrants will receive a plant to take home. Adults must be registered and in attendance with their child.

Garlic Mustard Challenge  |  May 6
Garlic Mustard is an invader of our woods and we need your help to remove it! Work as a family, group, or individual to complete a list of challenges and emerge the victor! A brief introduction will include information on what it looks like, how to remove, and why we need it gone! This is a free program and great for earning volunteer hours. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Gloves are suggested, and trophies will be awarded!

Turtle Shell-Abration  |  May 13
Help us celebrate World Turtle Day by learning about these rockin’ reptiles that call Illinois home! After a short presentation on what makes a turtle so unique, participants will get up close with our own animal ambassadors before finishing up with a turtle-y awesome craft. All those attending must be registered and adults must accompany their children.

Campfire & S’mores  |  May 20
Join us on a late spring night for some nocturnal fun! Participants may listen to a legend, go for a short hike, or play a game before ending at the campfire to make their own S’more! All in attendance must be registered and an adult must accompany their child.

Thank you to our 2022-2023 Red Oak Nature Center Sponsors