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MCCD offers programming for infants to pre-teens

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 11:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:55 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kid-centric programming is lined up at McHenry County Conservation District's Prairieview Education Center later this month.

• Create a Creature: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Kids 8 to 13 will learn how to draw real animals and then invent their own, incorporating adaptions that help animals survive in the snow, sand or rainforest. Participants should bring their own pencil and sketchbook. The class will be taught by Susan Sieber, who teaches at McHenry County College and at the nonprofit studio Creative Arts, Inc. The program costs $12 for county residents and $15 for non-residents. Children should be accompanied by an adult. The registration deadline is March 24.

• Nature Play Open House: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, March 31, at at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Parents and tots, ages infant to five years old, will play with nature puzzles, games and puppets. A craft table will be set up throughout the program, and there will be a guided hike at 11 a.m. The program is free for county residents and $3 for non-residents. The registration deadline is March 26.

For more information or to register, go to McHenry County Conservation District's website, www.MCCDistrict.org

Registration is also available by mail and walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake; walk-in only at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood; or by phone for free programs only at 815-479-5779.

- Northwest Herald

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