Forest Preserve District of Will County offering programs this month

2014-06-13T10:30:00Z 2014-06-14T00:41:44Z Forest Preserve District of Will County offering programs this month nwitimes.com
June 13, 2014 10:30 am

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will offer a wide variety of programs this month:

BEECHER

“Fun FACT Friday” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 29, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Different adventures will be offered each week at the Friday Activity and Craft Time (FACT). Activities include pond exploration, hikes, nature crafts and more. Programs will be held indoors or outside. Dress for the weather. The free program is for all ages. No registration is required. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

MONEE

“Try It! Water Sports Day” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Ave., Monee. Try canoeing and kayaking for free. Safety will be covered before you begin, and a certified instructor will be on the water at all times. For participants 10 and older; ages 10 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

BEECHER

“Adult Nature Series: Beginning Ethnobotany,” will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 21, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the relationship between humans and plants. This program will discuss native people’s use of plants as well as the philosophy of plant use in our modern culture. The free program is for ages 18 and older. Registration is required. Call (708) 946-2216. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

MONEE

“Midnight Madness” will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight June 21, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Ave., Monee. Enjoy fishing at night when cooler waters invite our finned friends to be more active. The visitor center will be open for bait sales and fishing pole rentals. Anglers are encouraged to bring a flashlight and bug repellant. Shoreline fishing and sidewalks are easily accessible for all participants. The program is free and for all ages. No registration is required. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

The Forest Preserve will make reasonable modifications to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to enjoy District offerings. For more information or to request an accommodation, visit ReconnectWithNature.org/ADA.

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