Conservation district classes for families turn to autumn

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Conservation District will offer a variety of events for families.

• A Walk in the Dark: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Brookdale Conservation Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock. Take a night hike and learn to use night vision and other senses to experience the wonderful natural world. The program is free for county residents and $2 for nonresidents. It is for adults and families ages 6 and up. The registration deadline is today.

• Discovery Days: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Enjoy an hour of fun including a game, craft, snack and educational activities all based around the special theme of the day. The program is free for county residents and $3 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is Sunday.

• Mapping Our Place: 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Brookdale Conservation Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock. Learn about the fascinating world of maps. Outdoor activities encourage youth to interpret maps and understand their importance. Participants should dress to be outdoors for the entire program. The program is free for county residents and $5 for nonresidents. It is for youth ages 8 to 12. The registration deadline is Nov. 1.

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