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Homewood Science Center ready for Walk Walton Oct. 24

The Homewood Science Center is hosting its fifth annual Walk Walton event from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Izaak Walton Preserve in Homewood.

Whether rain or shine, come out for a fun way to learn about our natural world with an exploratory walk through the woods.

“Izaak Walton Preserve is an ideal classroom, which we have utilized for our Middle School Conservation Ecology Internship program,” said Edie Dobrez, director of the Homewood Science Center. “Our interns will play a critical role at Walk Walton by creating interactive activities at each of the Preserve’s three ecosystems–woodland, wetland, and prairie. Attendees can visit the student-led activity stations and participate in a nature scavenger hunt.”

In addition, special programs given by representatives of the education department at Cook County Forest Preserve District, including “Animals in Fall” and “Fantastic Fall Trees” at the preserve’s Blackbear Lodge.

“Stephen DeFalco and his team at the forest preserves are valued partners to the science center, presenting at our STEM Saturdays and now at Walk Walton,” says Edie Dobrez, director of the Homewood Science Center.

Guests will visit the pumpkin patch and select a pumpkin to decorate. There will be temporary tattoos available and a fall photo opportunity. Donuts and hot drinks will be served.

There is a $10 fee for adults; kids are free and will receive an Explorer backpack. Registration is limited and available at homewoodsciencecenter.org.

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