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Mission Statement
We conserve, preserve and restore natural areas,
We provide cultural, historical and environmental opportunities,
We provide compatible outdoor recreation experiences.

Phone: (217) 586-3360 | Fax: (217) 586-5724 | Email:

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Summer Day Camps
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Create Your Own Dinosaur Habitat
Saturday, March 28
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 9:30
11 a.m.
Kids will design their own terrariums using live plants and toy dinosaurs to take home and enjoy. They will learn about mosses and how to keep their tiny rainforests healthy. $5 per child. Registration required, as space is limited: (217) 586-2612 or

April Preschool Programs:
Nature's Disguises

Nature Play Pre-K
Friday, April 3

Natural Playscape,
Homer Lake Forest Preserve,10–11 am

Growing Up Wild
Tuesday, April 7
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 – 11 a.m.
This program is for preschoolers age 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! We’ll explore how animals disguise themselves and utilize camouflage. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. $5 per child. Register by March 31; (217) 896-2455 or

Exhibit Opening: Soils!
Saturday, April 4
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2015 is the International Year of Soils! Come check out the Interpretive Center’s special exhibit for 2015 centered on soil and dirt! There will be fun soil-related activities offered throughout the day. Free. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or

Springtime Herb Garden
for Kids
Saturday, April 11
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Children will plant a variety of herb seeds in unique containers which they will create. The herbs will grow and produce interesting flavors to add to your cooking. $3 per child. Registration required: (217) 586-2612 or

Book Your 2015 Outing at the Golf Course Today!
Play Better Golf, Enjoy Better Service

Lake of the Woods Golf Course is committed to the success of your golf event. No detail of your event or outing is too small in the eyes of our professionals. Let us host your next corporate event, fundraiser, or special golf tournament. Under the expert guidance of Chris Edmondson, treat your guests to one of the most popular golf courses in the Greater Champaign area and experience golf the way it should be.