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  • The Forest Preserve District of Kane County's nature series, "Homeschool Explorations," will focus on seeds in September's program.

       The Forest Preserve District of Kane County's nature series, "Homeschool Explorations," will focus on seeds in September's program.
    LAURA STOECKER | Staff Photographer, 2009

 
Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Join the Forest Preserve District of Kane County this fall for the popular nature program series, Homeschool Explorations.

Each month, the home-school program focuses on a different topic at a different forest preserve, allowing home-school children to interact with local nature areas and learn about varying themes.

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In September, the focus will be on seeds, and the different kinds of them.

"Homeschool Explorations: Seeds" will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Blackberry Maples Forest Preserve, 43W231 Main Street Road, Elburn.

In October, the theme is "Owls of Illinois." The program runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve, 35W076 Villa Marie Road, St. Charles.

And in November, they will study white-tailed deer. The program will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Hampshire Forest Preserve, 44W880 Allen Road, Hampshire.

All ages are welcome to register for "Homeschool Explorations," but the programs are geared toward children, age 5-10.

Registration is required and is $2 per person, per program. Call (630) 444-3190, or email programs@kaneforest.com to sign up.

For more information, or to view a full list of nature programs, visit kaneforest.com.

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