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Take Me Outside!

4H Special Interest Club

Take Me Outside: Exploring Nature with All Your Senses

Discover local parks and forest preserves with Illinois Master Naturalists Sarah Tobias and Christine Lagattolla. 


This 6-week 4-H Spin Club is open to 3rd-5th grade students and meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. starting March 28th through May 2nd, 2023. 


Meet at a different park or preserve each week including Hopkins Park, Merritt Prairie, Wilkinson-Renwick Marsh, Nehring Forest Preserve, NIU East Lagoon, and Prairie Park. 


Participants will need to sign up online for 4-H membership and pay a $20 fee. Financial support is available. Limited to 15 participants. Participants need to provide their own transportation to and from meeting spots. 

Contact Lydia for more information at or 815-758-8194. 

Register by Monday, March 27.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the DeKalb Extension office at 815-758-8194. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs. University of Illinois, US Department of Agriculture, Local Extension Councils Cooperating.  

Time Outside Schedule*

*subject to change, participants will be notified 

Week 1: Tuesday, March 28
Hopkins Park – Meet at Gazebo


Week 2: Tuesday, April 4
Wilkinson-Renwick Marsh -
meet at parking lot

Week 3: Tuesday, April 11 

Nehring Forest Preserve – meet at parking lot

Week 4: Tuesday, April 18

Merritt Prairie Forest Preserve - meet at parking lot

Week 5: Tuesday, April 25

NIU East Lagoon – meet on northside at parking lot with boats along College Ave.

Week 6: Tuesday, May 2

Prairie Park – meet at Clifford Drive/Frisbee Golf Course

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