Children ages 6 to 12 can explore the creek Sunday, August 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Creek Walk For Kids held at Thorn Creek Nature Center.
Out on trail kids will walk the creek and make observations and take measurements of all kinds to learn about water, creek flow and how animals and plants use the creek.
Young people should be prepared to get a muddy, wear boots and long pants, and bring a water bottle, sun block and insect repellent. Participants should be able to walk approximately 1 mile outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven and possibly wet and/or muddy terrain. Creek Walk for Kids is a free program and registration is required by Friday, August 10. Children younger than 6 years must be accompanied by an adult.
This program for children is sponsored by Thorn Creek Audubon Society.
Thorn Creek Nature Center is open Friday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk. For more information, contact Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, at 708-747-6320 or [email protected].