Sign up ‘Little Saplings’ for nature hikes and storytime

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Registration is now open for the January session of “Little Saplings,” a fun nature program series for children ages 3 to 5, presented by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.

Little Saplings hourlong programs include a combination of stories, nature hikes, songs, games and crafts.

The program takes place at Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles. A parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

Upcoming dates for “Little Saplings” include:

• Thursday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with the theme, “Scurrying Squirrels.”

• Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with the theme, “Beavers and Bark.”

The fee is $5 per child, per session, and advance registration is required. To register, call (630) 444-3190 or email

Creek Bend Nature Center is located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

Please bring a mask that covers your nose and mouth, if social distancing can’t be maintained. Frequent hand sanitizing or hand-washing is encouraged. Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms. Thank you for keeping yourself and others safe.

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