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Lake View Nature Center

63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
(630) 941-8747 http://www.obtpd.org/lvnc/index.php

February 2020

Nature Tots

February 28, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 22, 2020

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$10

Toddlers with an adult will explore the wonders of nature through “loose parts” play. In this way, your little one can learn the joys of a natural play-scape that they create themselves, while learning teamwork and sharing skills. We provide materials, your child provides imagination! We will play outside each class, so please dress for the weather.

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March 2020

Budding Naturalists

March 2, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$19

Discover more about local nature by learning how to use observation skills and exploration tools like binoculars and magnifiers. Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting).

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Imagination Gardens

March 14, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$15

Create your own miniature world in a dish! All you need are hearty plants and tiny decorations. Our gardening enthusiast will show children how to build and take care of their own garden they will make to take home. All supplies will be provided. Age: 6-10. LVNC.

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S.T.E.A.M. Sundays

March 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$20 – $30

Connect your child to aspects of S.T.E.A.M. through fun (and possibly explosive) experiments, as we explore the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! We will use critical thinking skills together to investigate these facets and their connection to the natural world. 

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Budding Naturalists

March 16, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$19

Discover more about local nature by learning how to use observation skills and exploration tools like binoculars and magnifiers. Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting).

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April 2020

Budding Naturalists

April 6, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$19

Discover more about local nature by learning how to use observation skills and exploration tools like binoculars and magnifiers. Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting).

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My First Garden

April 18, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$15

Join us for this basic workshop and start an herb garden from seeds to take care of at home. Get tips on how to engage your child in the cultivation of their first plants and start a love of gardening for life.

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May 2020

Community Campfire

May 1, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$3

Gather with family and friends at Terrace View Park for a campfire under the stars. We will provide the cozy campfire and all the fixings to make s’mores. We recommend bringing a blanket or chair. The Nature Center will be open for the first hour, so you can meet our live animals. All participants over age 2 must register.

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Family Fishing Fun

May 30, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$15

Let our expert fisherman teach you and your family the basics of fishing. We’ll learn about fishing rules and safety, how to bait and cast a pole, and go fishing in our stocked lake! Every registered child must be accompanied by an adult.

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