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Trees For Kids at Thorn Creek Nature Center

Measuring the stump of a 125-year-old white oak at Trees for Kids
Measuring the stump of a 125-year-old White Oak tree is one of the fun things to do at Trees for Kids at Thorn Creek Nature Center May 11. Call 708-747-6320 to register. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- What kinds of trees are in Thorn Creek Woods? Where do different types grow in the woods? How do trees grow? Join us to find out Saturday, May 11 from 1-3 p.m., and make a tree banner to take home.

This is a Partnership for Programming event sponsored by the Thorn Creek Audubon Society. The TCAS mission is to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of birds, to educate concerning our natural environment, to preserve, protect and restore wildlife habitat, & create awareness of local conservation issues. Find information on TCAS meetings, field trips and membership at

Trees for Kids program is free and for children age 5 to 12 years. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by Thursday, May 9.

Stop out and visit us at 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, 708-747-6320, or email [email protected].  The Nature Center is open Fridays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and the trails are open daily from dawn to dusk. Visit our website at

This is a release from the Thorn Creek Nature Center.