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Nature Detective Camp Lets Youth Explore

Youth ages five through twelve joined University of Illinois Extension 4-H in a fun, educational Nature Detective Camp on Wednesday, August 7th, in Princeton.  This half-day camp offered hands-on activities for youth to learn about habitats, birds, monarchs, and animal tracks.  Youth created nature journals, went on a nature scavenger hunt, made butterfly life cycles, and took home milk jug birdhouses. 


The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourages youth to experiment, innovate, and think independently.      


“Nature Detective Camp was a great opportunity for youth to experience a 4-H program and be exposed to a variety of activities related to nature and wildlife,” Danielle Saletzki, University of Illinois Extension 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator shared.  “I look forward to offering more workshops for area youth to be involved and learn new things.”

For more information about 4-H, call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-875-2878. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.


The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/