Friends of the Fox River announces our new Second Saturday Event Series will kick off on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11 am. You and your family are invited to join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month as we explore special places along the Fox River and throughout its watershed. Learn how a watershed works. See how the Fox River was formed. Visit the special natural areas that make the Fox River Valley an important ecosystem, flyway and fishery.
We’re offering this new outdoor activity program as a companion to our well established and popular “2nd Sunday’s at SEC” series of free public presentations. Like our indoor 2nd Sundays programs, our 2nd Saturday’s outdoor activities will be open to all and FREE! Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can sign the event waiver.
Our first journey of discovery will take place at our Schweitzer Environmental Center (SEC) in Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve in West Dundee, IL. Learn what a watershed is. We’ll explore the trails around the site and see first-hand what a watershed is and how our daily activities affect it.
The adventure begins at 11 a.m. with hot chocolate and a short hike. Dress for the weather! We’ll return to SEC for an interactive experience playing with one of our new EnviroScape models. See how the watershed works when it isn’t frozen! Then make it rain and see what happens. Bring the whole family and let’s go exploring together.
Please RSVP for each person separately below so we can plan accordingly. Thanks.