|Wed. thru Fri.||1:00pm-5:00pm|
|Sun.||1:00pm-5:00pm or by appointment|
|Hours subject to change with inclement weather, phone first|
The mission of Lakeview Nature Area is to promote stewardship and conservation of the environment through experiential education. Adjacent to Spring Lake Park and nestled in over 350 acres including prairie, wetland, timber, and grass lands, Lakeview is an ideal place to learn about native Illinois plants and animals.
Enjoy hikes through 55 acres of restored prairie. As you relax, see if you can find Lakeview's resident families of beaver, fox, deer, turkey and more.
Framing of the nature center is hand hewn oak timbers, that are mortise and tenon. No nails hold the framework together, only wooden pegs. The result is a beautiful natural wood smell, a warm country feel, and the perfect place to retreat with friends and family.
Lakeview Nature Center has interactive displays and hands on programs that emphasize exploration and investigation of the environment with an interdisciplinary approach. Science, math, recreation, social studies, and more can be discovered with the help of talented naturalists.
|Programs at Lakeview Nature Area|
Kangaroos and Koalas Adventure Camp-Ages 6-11
This summer take an imaginary trip "down - under". Join the Lakeview naturalists as we investigate the Australian outback, one of the world's great wilderness areas. Help us explore the lifestyle of the aborigines the first, nomadic inhabitants of the outback. Then we will take a close look into those "pocket pals" called marsupials (most of which only live in Australia.) Let's not forget the Great Barrier Reef where we will dive in and check out the danger and beauty of the warm shallow waters of the coral reef. From kangaroos to koalas this camp is loaded with crafts, activities, Australian lingo and fun. Wear play clothes and shoes , no sandals please, and be ready to make art! Registration is limited to 15 participants.
|M-F||07/28/14-08/01/14||1:00-4:00PM||Lakeview Nature Center, 10050 N. 1500th Rd.||07/23/14||$60-Resident, $90-Non-Resident||Ages 6-11|