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Nature Programs for Kids

Birds of prey, flowers, frogs, snakes and bats -- whatever your interest, come learn about it this summer at the library!

Kids, do you love learning about nature? Join us for any of these great programs this summer at the library to explore all things wild!

The Pheasant Story, presented by the Illinois Raptor Center. Monday, June 3, 2 - 3 p.m., Madden Auditorium.
Join us as the Illinois Raptor Center brings this program with live birds to help kids learn about and appreciate our Illinois birds of prey. For kids of all ages. No registration required.

Flowers Above, Worms Below. Wednesday, June 12, 6 - 7 p.m. Children's Auditorium. For kids in 3rd - 6th grade. Registration required.
Children will discover why native plant species are a perfect formula for success, and how they can help nature to recover. They'll plant some seeds, meet some helpful earthworms, and take home a live prairie plant. Led by naturalist Jeff Tish.

Frog Music. Tuesday, July 16, 10 - 11 a.m. Children's Auditorium.
Kids, come meet live frogs and toads of Illinois and learn about how they live. We'll even learn the calls and songs of local amphibian species. For kids of all ages. No registration required. Presented by the Macon County Conservation District.

Snake & Turtle Show. Thursday, July 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Children's Auditorium.
Are you scared of snakes? Come meet a real live Illinois snake (non-venomous) and learn what they're really like! We'll learn about the lives of Illinois turtles and snakes and their value to the environment. For kids of all ages. No registration required. Presented by the Macon County Conservation District.

Going Batty. Thursday, August 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Children's Auditorium
Are bats dangerous? Will they fly in your hair? There are lots of myths surrounding these fascinating mammals. In this program we'll learn the truth about bats we have in Illinois and how they live. (There will not be any live bats at this program.) Open to kids of all ages. No registration required. Presented by the Macon County Conservation District.

Thanks to

The Friends of the Decatur Public Library for sponsoring these programs!