Children ages 4-7 will follow clues on a leaf collecting walk during Follow Those Leaves from 10:30-noon, Oct. 10 at Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road.
Youngsters also will hear the exciting story of Leaf Man and learn how to make their own leaf creations to take home.
Registration is required. Cost is $8 for residents and $12 for non-residents.
New this fall, the District also is offering a Howl at the Moon Hike for children ages 5 and older. The hike takes place 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at Spring Valley Nature Center 111 E. Schaumburg Road. During the Halloween-eve hike, children will venture into the woods and learn about the creatures that emerge at night.
Registration is required. Cost is $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents.
Other fall hiking programs at Spring Valley include:
Spider Web Hunt, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Oct. 10 (ages 8-12)
- Leave Collecting 101, 1-3 p.m., Oct. 17 (ages 8-12)
- Falling Colors, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 17 (all ages, free drop-in program)
For more information, call (847) 985-2100 or visit www.parkfun.com.