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Peggy Doty
Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
psdoty@illinois.edu

Judith Hodge
Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
205 Cadillac Court
Unit 3
Belvidere, IL 61008-1733
Phone: 815-544-3710
FAX: 815-544-4606
hodg@illinois.edu

Jayeeta Chowdhury-Woodstrup
Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
Jayeeta@illinois.edu

Elizabeth Sosa
Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
sosa6@illinois.edu

Master Naturalists

Master Naturalists

Wee Naturalist Program

University of Illinois Extension’s Wee Naturalist program is back!  Extension staff along with the efforts of the DeKalb County Master Naturalists will be offering this nature program for children ages 5 - 7 years. Each month features a different theme and they will get a nature passport to have stamped to show how many programs they attended. The program will include a lesson with an activity, a related story, a craft, and a hike in Russell Woods.  Each child needs to be with an adult or guardian for the program. 

“One of our Master Naturalists has worked hard to bring this program back to life and to help teach the lessons,” said Peggy Doty, Extension Educator.  “I love this program and we have a four-year curriculum designed so the children should not repeat anything they have done over the next few years,” Doty continued.  This year children will learn about birds, snow, tracks, hibernation, food from nature, frogs and toads, and flowers.

The fee is only $3.00 dollars per child and no charge for the attending adult.

All programs will be held at Russell Woods (NREC) in Genoa. Please call the Natural Resource Education Center at 815-784-2000 to register your family.  

Our 2016 - 2017 Program:

OCT 1, 2016: Trees

NOV 5, 2016: Birds

DEC 3, 2016: Snow

JAN 7, 2017:  Tracks

FEB 4, 2017: Hibernation

MAR 4, 2017: Food from Nature

APR 1, 2017: Frogs and Toads

MAY 6, 2017: Flowers