Illinois Extension

Wee Naturalists (Wee Nats) 2023-2024

Join the University of Illinois Extension for Wee Naturalists (Wee Nats) a fun, interactive program for youth ages 4-7, where they will learn about different environmental education topics through a story, activity, craft, and hike. 
University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Educator, Kelly Lafferty, will host Wee Nats the first Saturday of the month at the University of Illinois Extension located in building R on the Highland Community College Campus, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport (use parking lot B). Each program will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and an adult must stay with the youth during the program. 

Please dress according to the weather as we will be spending time out in nature. 
Dates and Topics
Sept. 2: Caterpillars
Oct. 7: Spiders
Nov. 11: Super Soil 
Dec. 2: Habitats
Jan. 6: Winter Wonderland
Feb. 3: Stargazing
Mar. 2: March Winds
Apr. 6: Prairies
May 4: Wildflowers

Questions: Call the University of Illinois Extension at (815) 235-4125
In case of inclement weather, an email notification about cancellation will go out to participants.

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As part of our commitment to providing equal opportunities in our programming, University of Illinois Extension is required to collect and report overall statistics about the race, ethnicity, and gender of program participants. Your responses are voluntary and appreciated.

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