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Art with Nature

Learn to make ink with Black Walnuts, Buckthorn Berries, and paint with natural pigments only found in nature! Option to take some ink home with you. This is a great program for all who are curious, kids and adults alike!

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BUBOLZ FAMILY EXPLORERS: LET’S GO FROGGIN!

Join us for an evening at the preserve. We will learn about the frogs and toads found here with an indoor presentation. Then we will go pond dipping in search of frogs, tadpoles, and water insects. Each program date includes the same activities. Time: 6:00–8:00 pm One ticket needed per household. $15.00 for members / $20 for non-members There are no refunds for cancellations; substitutes are permitted. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration.   TICKETS

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BUBOLZ FAMILY EXPLORERS: NIGHT HIKE

Come and explore the nature preserve in a whole new way. Discover the sights, sounds, and beauty of nature at night as we go for a hike through our prairies and forests. Please no light up shoes, flashlights, headlamps, etc. We want our eyes to adjust to the dark. Each program date includes the same activities. Time: 6:30 -8:00 pm One ticket needed per household. TICKETS There are no refunds for cancellations; substitutes are permitted. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration.

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Homeschool

This is a bimonthly drop-off program, which meets from Thursday, September 8th, 2022 to May 18, 2023 for a total of 18 classes. Class times are 9 – 11am or 1 – 3pm. The classes are designed for students ages 5 to 12. Classes will vary topics based on season and will be both indoor and outdoor. This program is designed to supplement science curriculum and will be taught by knowledgeable naturalists and volunteers. Cost: $145/student for 18 classes We do accept payment from virtual schools. If you have a student enrolled in a Virtual Academy, you will receive an…

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ROMP IN THE SWAMP 2022

Two sessions to choose from! Session 1 – 2:00-4:00 pm Session 2 – 5:00-7:00 pm  

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Monarch Butterfly on plant

BUBOLZ FAMILY EXPLORERS: INSECTS

Join us as we go out into both the prairie and ponds, with nets provided, in search of insects. We will learn about the insect body parts and some of their unique life cycles. One ticket needed per household. $15.00 for members / $20.00 for non-members   TICKETS   There are no refunds for cancellations; substitutes are permitted. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration.

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BUBOLZ FAMILY EXPLORERS: FIREFLY EXPLORATION

Explore the preserve during the evening hours! We will learn about the fascinating little bugs that light up our summer nights with a presentation. Then we’ll go on a night hike throughout the preserve searching for fireflies and other creatures that are active at night. There is no guarantee we will see fireflies. One ticket needed per household. $15.00 for members / $20.00 for non-members   TICKETS   There are no refunds for cancellations; substitutes are permitted. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration.

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BUBOLZ FAMILY EXPLORERS: LET’S GO FROGGIN!

Join us for an evening at the preserve. We will learn about the frogs and toads found here with an indoor presentation. Then we will go pond dipping in search of frogs, tadpoles, and water insects. Each program date includes the same activities. Time: 6:00–8:00 pm One ticket needed per household. $15.00 for members / $20 for non-members There are no refunds for cancellations; substitutes are permitted. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration.   TICKETS

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