September events at Sugar Grove Nature Center
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[September 17, 2016]
Grove Nature Center announces the following programs! To register
and for more information please visit
grovenaturecenter.org or call 309.874.2174. Sugar Grove
Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just
south of Bloomington-Normal.
Pigs on the Prairie Puppet Show
Out On Our Own: The Story of The Three Little Pigs
Sunday, September 11
Show: 2:00 p.m.;
Activities: 1:00-2:00 and 2:30-3:30.
This witty Appalachian-styled puppet show for families presents a
compassionate new twist on the story of three enterprising siblings
and one business-minded wolf that will leave you ready to cook up
your own clever disguises! Before and after the show, join in the
fun by creating puppets, testing your building skills, showing off
your acting skills, and a whole lot more! Also, be sure to bring
your camera for the Pigs on the Prairie Photo Booth!
FREE! Registration appreciated
Great American Backyard Campout
A partnership of Children’s Discovery Museum and Sugar Grove Nature
Saturday, September 17, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 10:00 a.m.
Grab your sleeping bag and tent and join us as we celebrate the
great outdoors! Bring your
family and enjoy nature-related activities, listen to the sounds of
the woods as you take a night
hike, view the stars with the Twin City Amateur Astronomers, explore
or just relax by the campfire. A campfire dinner and light breakfast
Fee: charged with discounts for members. Children under the age of 3
are free. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required by calling the Children’s Discovery Museum at
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Leopold Bench Building Workshop
Saturday, September 24; 10:00 a.m.-noon
When the famed conservationist and father of the modern environmental movement
Aldo Leopold wanted a place to sit down, he built himself a simple bench with
timeless appeal. Join us to make your very own Leopold Bench - the perfect
addition to any yard, garden, porch, or trail! The Central Illinois Woodworkers
Club has created pre-cut bench kits for assembly by individuals and families. No
carpentry skills are needed. The benches are 48” long and are made of treated
yellow pine. All participants will also receive a copy of Aldo Leopold’s
classic, A Sand County Almanac.
Fee includes cost of bench kit: $60 members; $75 non-members. One bench kit per
Registration and pre-payment required by September 19th.
Environmental Support Specialist]