Check for all the great programs coming in April!!

Kishwaukee Gorge North Forest Preserve Walk
Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Join Biologist/Educator Greg Keilback for an exploration as winter changes to spring. The hike will be moderate and “off trail”. I don’t know what we will find or adventures we will encounter, but I can say it will be fun to be outside! Bring energy food and drinking water and positive feelings. Free! Contact Severson Dells to register: 815-335-2915.

Two Great Workshop Opportunities at The Grove
Saturday, April 18
Severson Dells Forest Preserve

Nature Explore and Severson Dells Nature Center are hosting at least one workshop for you!
Both workshops will be led by qualified educators from Nature Explore in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.natureexplore.com). Each workshop will have an inside component and if weather cooperates we will spend time in The Grove, SDFP’s new playscape area. Each workshop is limited to 50 people so call early.

9:00 a.m-noon… Learning with Nature
Suggested audience…any adults over the age 18, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, scout leaders, etc., that may bring kids out to use The Grove or just want to hear about why nature is important to experience for all ages.

Explore some of the common barriers that keep children from creating positive connections with the natural world, and discover ways families and educators can counteract them. Hands-on activities, time in The Grove and a lot of great ideas to get out in Nature and to get your kids out, too!!

1:00-4:00 p.m… Using Your (The Grove) Outdoor Classroom
Suggested audience…formal and nonformal educators or anyone who may bring children out to The Grove for an educational experience. Recommended for teachers of preschool- third grade level students. Limited to 50 people so call early.

In this workshop participants will experience innovative techniques for using The Grove outdoor classroom as an integral part of children’s learning. Severson Dells is signing up classrooms to enjoy The Grove and this will be a great way to learn how to fit your learning standards/curriculum with great activities. Plus it will be a fun day to spend in The Grove!

howlin brothers

The Howlin’ Brothers
Supported by Kendra Swanson

Saturday, April 25th, Doors at 6:00 pm Show at 7:00 pm
$20 Advance ticket

The Howlin’ Brothers are a Nashville based string band composed of Ian Craft, Ben Plasse and Jared Green. Anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass, their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself. Give them a listen at www.thehowlinbrothers.com : Call 1-815-335-2915.