Youth nature programs begin Feb. 2 at Rockford’s Atwood Park

Staff Report

Rockford Park District’s Atwood Center invites youth ages 6-12 for Atwood Wanderings activities each Saturday in February (Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23).

Youth can enjoy experiencing and learning in a fun way about nature through the variety of three-hour morning or afternoon outdoor and indoor programs at the 325-acre Seth B. Atwood Park.

Program topics include “A Walk Through Time,” “Wilderness Explorer,” “Woodland Survivor” and “Birds of a Feather.”

The fee per program is $7 per person ($9 non-resident), or participants can bring a sack lunch and save $2 by registering online for same-day morning and afternoon programs. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

These programs may fulfill requirements for Cub Scout and Brownie/Junior badges; program descriptions and schedules can be found in the Rockford Park District Winter/Spring 2013 Program Guide available at and at Park District offices and facilities.

Register at least one week in advance, either online at (click Register Now), or by mail, fax (with credit card) or at either Park District Customer Service location (downtown Rockford or Carlson Ice Arena, Loves Park).

If registering for same-day morning/afternoon programs, contact Customer Service to receive the $2 discount.

More about Atwood programs, facility rentals and group activities and retreats is available at For information about disability support and accessibility for people with disabilities, call Customer Service at (815) 987-8800.

From the Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2013, issue

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