Turtles, astronomy, seeds and history Forest Preserve programs
Romeoville - "Turtles Rock," 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Isle a la Cache Museum. Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks and spending time with the live Blanding's turtle models that call the museum home. Hide your rock after the program for someone else to find to brighten their day. The free program is open to all ages. Register by Tuesday, May 21, at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.
Romeoville- "Super Seeds," 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Isle a la Cache Museum. Learn all about seeds, where they come from, how they move and the powerhouses stored inside. Make a traveling seed and a seed "bomb" to take home and plant. The free program is for ages 5 and older. Register by Thursday, May 23, at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.
Lockport - "Bike and Brake for History," 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1. Soak in the history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal as you bike the path along the waterway and visit a former hot spot of industry. The ride begins outside of the Gaylord Building and is about 8 miles round trip on crushed limestone trails. The free program is for ages 12 and older. Register by Thursday, May 30, at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.