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The Birds and The Bees and Trees - PBNC0006

Spring is in the air; the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, the birds are singing and some of us are sneezing. The animals are venturing outside again and so are we. Explore the secret life of trees from reproduction and conception to decline and death. Come out and meet some of our native trees in their spring splendor. All attendees must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0006-100004 The Birds and The Bees and Trees 04/13/2024 -04/13/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center 18 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available

Maple Sugar Walk - PBNC0037

Each February visit the Maple Grove at Brookside Nature Center and experience the uniquely North American tradition of maple sugaring! Hike with a naturalist to the grove and learn how sugar maple sap is collected and transformed into maple syrup! This is an indoor and outdoor program on natural surface trails, participants should dress for weather and trail conditions. All attendees must register. Inclement weather could cancel this program. Be sure to check Brooksidenature.org for day-of event status.
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Unavailable PBNC0037-400026 Maple Sugar Walk 02/08/2024 -02/08/2024 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Th Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400027 Maple Sugar Walk 02/10/2024 -02/10/2024 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400028 Maple Sugar Walk 02/10/2024 -02/10/2024 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400031 Maple Sugar Walk 02/15/2024 -02/15/2024 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Th Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400032 Maple Sugar Walk 02/17/2024 -02/17/2024 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400033 Maple Sugar Walk 02/17/2024 -02/17/2024 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400036 Maple Sugar Walk 02/22/2024 -02/22/2024 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Th Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400037 Maple Sugar Walk 02/24/2024 -02/24/2024 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400038 Maple Sugar Walk 02/24/2024 -02/24/2024 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBNC0037-400041 Maple Sugar Walk 02/29/2024 -02/29/2024 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Th Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

Nature Hike and Seek - PBNC0042

Join a Park Naturalist and seek the many natural wonders of Wheaton Regional Park. Preschoolers and their favorite adult will have the opportunity to collect, count and sort different natural materials (pre-math), recognize shapes and patterns in nature (art) and develop social skills like sharing and cooperation. Register each child, a guardian must attend. Inclement weather could cancel this program. Be sure to check Brooksidenature.org for day-of event status.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100011 Nature Hike and Seek 03/13/2024 -03/13/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100012 Nature Hike and Seek 03/27/2024 -03/27/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100013 Nature Hike and Seek 04/10/2024 -04/10/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100014 Nature Hike and Seek 04/24/2024 -04/24/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100015 Nature Hike and Seek 05/08/2024 -05/08/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100016 Nature Hike and Seek 05/22/2024 -05/22/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available

Park In The Dark - PBNC0051

Who’s out and about in Wheaton Regional Park once the sun sets? Join us for an evening experience to find out! Please note that each month focuses on a different theme! Adults and children must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0051-100004 Park in the Dark 04/05/2024 -04/05/2024 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 5 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0051-100005 Park in the Dark 05/03/2024 -05/03/2024 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 5 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available

Little Explorers - PBNC0073

Join us as we read stories, sing songs, engage in hands-on play, and take mini-hikes meant for the littlest legs! Please note: The Little Explorers programs scheduled in the same month will have the same topic and activities. Register each child, a guardian must attend.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0073-100001 Little Explorers 04/03/2024 -04/03/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0073-100002 Little Explorers 04/17/2024 -04/17/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0073-100003 Little Explorers 05/01/2024 -05/01/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0073-100004 Little Explorers 05/15/2024 -05/15/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Available

Turtle Shell Camp - PBNC0075

THIS CAMP IS FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR ADULT GUARDIAN. Hand in hand, adults and children will explore, laugh, play, and learn about the natural world. Arts and crafts, hikes, and story times will keep adults and children busy. Whether it’s a messy moment or animal movement warm-up, you and your little one will enjoy this introduction to nature summer camp!
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Add To Waitlist PBNC0075-500001 Turtle Shell: Hello Nature 06/24/2024 -06/28/2024 9:00 am -12:00 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 4 $190.00/$190.00 Waitlist

June Bug Camp - PBNC0076

Your camper will enjoy exploring and investigating the outdoors through hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and group games at Brookside Nature Center. Each day campers will explore a different nature theme and aspect of Wheaton Regional Park on our mission to become life-long nature enthusiasts!
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Add To Waitlist PBNC0076-500002 June Bug: Mission to Nature 07/08/2024 -07/12/2024 9:00 am -12:00 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Brookside Nature Center Ages 4 to 5 $190.00/$190.00 Waitlist

Resourceful Raccoons Camp - PBNC0077

Your camper will enjoy exploring and investigating the outdoors through hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and group games at Brookside Nature Center. Each day campers will explore a different nature theme and aspect of Wheaton Regional Park on our mission to become life-long nature enthusiasts!
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Add To Waitlist PBNC0077-500003 Resourceful Raccoons: Mission to Nature 08/05/2024 -08/09/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Brookside Nature Center Ages 6 to 7 $350.00/$350.00 Waitlist

Clever Chipmunks Camp - PBNC0078

Your camper will enjoy exploring and investigating the outdoors through hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and group games at Brookside Nature Center. Each day campers will explore a different nature theme and aspect of Wheaton Regional Park on our mission to become life-long nature enthusiasts!
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Add To Waitlist PBNC0078-500003 Clever Chipmunks: Mission to Nature 08/12/2024 -08/16/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 to10 $350.00/$350.00 Waitlist

Orienteering 101 - PBNC0080

Try orienteering, the navigation adventure, in Wheaton Regional Park. Gather your friends and family to take turns at finding wilderness checkpoints with your map, a compass, and powers of observation. All attendees must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0080-100001 Orienteering 101 03/23/2024 -03/23/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0080-100002 Orienteering 101 05/18/2024 -05/18/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available

Family Puzzle Palooza - PBNC0081

Cozy up around a campfire while completing a 520-piece original Brookside Nature Center puzzle. Gather your friends and family and test your attention to details while working as a team. Bring a campfire snack to enjoy with your team. One attendee must register and can bring up to five other puzzlers.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0081-100001 Family Puzzle Palooza 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 and Up $40.00/$40.00 Available

Upcycled Art: Paper - PBNC0082

Help the environment through recycling! Repurpose old newspapers, magazines, and other non-confidential documents to create a beautiful art piece. All materials will be provided. All attendees must register. Inclement weather could cancel this program. Be sure to check Brooksidenature.org for day-of event status.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0082-100001 Upcycled Art: Paper 03/16/2024 -03/16/2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 18 and UP $25.00/$25.00 Available

Ready, Set, Go! - PBNC0083

Embark on a family friendly, nature-themed, evening scavenger hunt at Brookside Nature Center and on the trails in Wheaton Regional Park. Teams of five will complete a series of missions using the GooseChase app on your smart device. Make sure to pre-register for this new and exciting program as space is limited. All attendees must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0083-100001 Ready, Set, Go! 04/26/2024 -04/26/2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 and UP $15.00/$15.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0083-100002 Ready, Set, Go! 05/31/2024 -05/31/2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 18 and UP $15.00/$15.00 Available

Inspired by Nature: Rustic Vine Basket - PBNC0085

Join us as we tap into our creative side to create a rustic vine basket using non-native invasive vines. Explore the effects of nonnative invasive vines on our native plant communities. During a short walk practice identifying common invasive vines. All attendees must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0085-100001 Inspired by Nature: Rustic Vine Basket 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 18 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available

Socials for 55+ - PPACC0002

Socials for 55+ is a program tailored for individuals aged 55+, and this session you'll be visiting the Maple Grove at Brookside Nature Center to experience maple sugaring! Hike with a naturalist to the grove and learn how sugar maple sap is collected and transformed into maple syrup. Please be prepared to be outdoors on natural surface trails and dress for weather and trail conditions. We will provide coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Registration is required.
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Unavailable PPACC0002-400004 Socials for 55+: Maple Sugaring Walk 02/29/2024 -02/29/2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Th Brookside Nature Center Ages 55 and over $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable