September events at Sugar Grove Nature Center

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[September 17, 2016]  Sugar Grove Nature Center announces the following programs! To register and for more information please visit,  email register@sugar  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!

SDA - Ace

FREE! Registration appreciated

Great American Backyard Campout
A partnership of Children’s Discovery Museum and Sugar Grove Nature Center
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 Imagination Grove,
or just relax by the campfire. A campfire dinner and light breakfast are included.
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 309.433.3444.

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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 family please.

Registration and pre-payment required by September 19th.

[Rachael Kramp,
Environmental Support Specialist]


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