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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

2018 Winterfest Program

Winterfest

Saturday, January 20th

~ SCHEDULE ~

 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. ~ Bird Behaviors & Identification

Whether you are a beginning birder or just enjoy watching the birds,

drop in the Natural Resource Education Center

to learn simple techniques for identifying

 birds as you relax and enjoy watching our feeding station.

  10:00 a.m. ~ Illinois Wildlife Program and Un-Nature Nature Trail

Peggy Doty will share information about area wildlife and

then participants can go on an un-nature hike. 

Come and see what this is about and bring the family!

 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. ~ Candle Making

Volunteers will be on hand to assist in the making of

hand-dipped candles you can take home with you.

(One per person, please)

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ~ Crafts & Activities

Make and take crafts with helpful volunteers available to assist

as well as other on-going family-friendly activities.  (Large classroom)

 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ~ Digital Scavenger Hunt

See how many items from our scavenger hunt

you can “shoot” with your phone or camera.

 Items may be found inside and outside the

nature center and along a specified trail.

(See a staff member or volunteer for instructions)

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ~ Snacks & Lunch

Available for purchase from the Genoa Prairie Gems 4-H Club

(Please support our local 4-H Club)

 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ~ Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Enjoy the winter scenery of Russell Woods Forest Preserve

from the comfort of a horse drawn wagon.

(Pick-up in front of the Natural Resource Education Center)

 11:30 a.m. ~ Cordage Making

Learn the Native skill of making string from

Sustainably harvested stinging nettle plant fibers.

 (Small classroom)

1:00 p.m. ~ Pondering Pollinators

Peggy Doty will offer thoughts on native pollinators

and their role in our existence. The group will take a short

walk to the new Pollinator Hotel-Eagle Scout project.

(Small classroom)

 2:00 p.m. ~ Hike

Join us for an afternoon guided family hike.

(Meet in the large classroom)