Youth Nature Program

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:00am – 11:00am   University of Illinois Extension and Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden invite kids ages 6 to 12 to be Young Explorers this summer at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Young Explorers is a new summer program co-sponsored by Klehm Arboretum and U of I Extension. Sessions will be led by U of I Extension staff with help from Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Klehm Arboretum volunteers, and will feature fun, interactive and educational activities designed to celebrate nature while exploring the beautiful grounds at Klehm Arboretum. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings in June and July, from 9 to 11 a.m. See below for exact dates. Young Explorers may sign up for as few or as many sessions as you wish. Each class is $5....

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Nancy Olson Children’s Garden...

Monday, March 14, 2011 by

The Nancy Olson Children’s Garden is located inside the East Loop of the Arboretum. Just cross over the bridge at the koi pond—you’re there! Named in honor of a devoted Klehm member, the garden is designed to encourage children to explore the many wonders of nature. Children love navigating the hedge maze to find the surprise waiting for them at journey’s end. The rainbow and alphabet gardens are colorful delights and no one leaves the childrens’ garden without stopping to visit with the garden’s bovine mascot Cow-Li-Flower. The construction on the pavilion in the Childrens’ Garden is now complete. A welcome addition, the pavilion offers covered shelter for activities, dining and watching children as they enjoy playing in the garden.  ...

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