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Extension and Master Gardeners offer youth programs in June

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May 24, 2012]  University of Illinois Extension in Logan County has three upcoming programs beginning in June for local youth ages 9-12. These programs will be presented and taught by trained Master Gardeners.

"Rock Stars" will be for six sessions, on June 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. daily. Participants in this program will learn more about geology and classes of rocks and do some rock collecting, as well as learn how to make a rock display case for the collection. Cost of this program is $20.

The "Wiggly Worms" program will be on June 5, 6 and 7 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Participants will learn more about how worms contribute to our ecosystem and the balance of nature. Cost of the program is $15.

"Beautiful Butterflies" will be on June 12, 13 and 14 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Participants will learn how butterflies hatch and play a part in nature. Cost is $15.

All programs require advance registration, which may be done in person before June 1 at the Extension office on the northwest corner of the Logan County Fairgrounds. Forms are also available on the Logan-Menard-Sangamon Extension website at For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these programs, contact 732-8289.

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