U of I Extension, Klehm offering Young Explorers summer series

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University of Illinois Extension, in partnership with Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, is offering a series of summer programs for area youth.

The series, titled “Young Explorers,” will investigate a variety of environmental science topics weekly, including botany, soils, wildlife, insects and pollution. Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., beginning the week of June 10 and running through July 22.

U of I Extension staff along with volunteers from the master gardener and master naturalist programs, as well as Klehm Arboretum staff and volunteers, will assist in providing engaging, hands-on exploration activities.

Families may register for individual classes at $5 per child or register for the entire series (six classes) at a reduced rate of $25 per child. The Young Explorers program is appropriate for children ages 6 to 12 years.

Registration is required, as space is limited. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to stay and participate. Program materials, a snack and juice, and entrance into Klehm Arboretum is included in the class fee. Financial assistance may be available.

To register and for a detailed schedule, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call (815) 986-4357.

Posted June 4, 2014

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