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NEW! Nature Detectives

Age: 4 – 6 years

Our Nature Detectives explore nature at its best. Become an expert on a different nature topic each class. Each theme will be explored through hands-on activities, experiments and outdoor exploration. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather! 

Muddy Marshes
Marshes are very important to our ecosystem. Explore the wildlife, plants and water. Your child will be stepping in mud and water, so they will need to wear high boots.

Day/time: Friday, April 27 12:15-1:45pm
Fee (R/NR): $13/$16
Location: Doolittle Park, 990 N. Lake Street
Instructor: Ms. Sam
Min / Max: 6 / 10
Code: 302029A


Seedlings of the Plains
Join us at Rollins Savanna to explore the plants that make our area and ecosystem so special! Hunt down new seedlings, discuss how they produce and their important role in keeping a healthy ecosystem. We will be hiking through tall grasses that may contain bugs and ticks. Please spray your child with bug spray and dress them appropriately for hiking.

Day/time: Friday, May 11 12:15-1:45pm
Fee (R/NR): $13/$16
Location: Rollins Savanna, 20160 W. Washington Street
Instructor: Ms. Sam
Min / Max: 6 / 10
Code: 302029B


Awakening Amphibians
Explore amphibians awakening from their winter slumber. Search ponds and marshes to find everything from salamanders to frogs. Learn about amphibians native to the Grayslake area. This class will be held at the Meadowview Park Nature Trail, so please park in the Meadowview School parking lot.

Day/time: Friday, May 25 12:15-1:45pm
Fee (R/NR): $13/$16
Location: Meadowview Park Nature Trail, 291 Lexington Lane
Instructor: Ms. Sam
Min / Max: 6 / 10
Code: 302029C


Advance registration is required by one week prior!

Register online at: https://register.parksreconline.com/grayslake.html


  • Date: May 25, 2018 12:30pm – 1:45pm


  • Kendra Ring
  • Phone: 847-223-7529
  • Email: kring@glpd.com