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‘Great TV Turn Off Week’ set

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:40 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST — Kids will have a chance to get outside and reconnect with nature after a long winter later this month. Join the Elmhurst Park District for the “Great TV Turn Off Week” at Eldridge Nature Center from April 29 to May 3.

The following events are for ages 5 to 10, and each runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. that day of the week. The fee is $5 a resident or $7 a nonresident each day, and $20 a resident or $25 a nonresident for the week.

April 29 – “Critters, Critters Everywhere:” Meet the animals that call Eldridge Park home. Take a hike through the park’s diverse habitats, including the forest, prairie, pond and Salt Creek.

April 30 – “Dig Dem Bones:” Learn about the animals of Elmhurst from the inside out.

May 1 – “Tracks and Tails:” Learn about the tracks different animals make, and make your own souvenir tracks out of plaster.

May 2 – “Bugging Out:” Learn about the insects and other mini-beasts that inhabit Eldridge Park. Butterfly nets also will be taken out for a bug hunt.

May 3 – “Hoot There It Is!:” Learn about the owls that live in Elmhurst by dissecting owl pellets and identifying the owl species.

Register online at epd.org or by calling 630-993-8901.

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