Nature Classes & Programs

For ages 1-adult

Environmental Education combats “Nature Deficit Disorder” and it’s FUN! By exposing children to nature and allowing them to learn and play outside, environmental education fosters sensitivity, appreciation, and respect for the environment.

Peck Farm Park, the Geneva Park District’s environmental education facility, offers nature classes and programs for all ages. Come explore with us, and cultivate a life-long connection to the amazing world around you.

Youth Classes

Does your little one love animals, being outside, and learning new things? Join us for animal encounters, nature story times, nature explorations, and more. These single-session classes offer children the chance to investigate, analyze, and experience the many wonders of nature.

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Nature Camps

Camp Coyote Nature Camps have been canceled for 2020. We look forward to seeing you back at camp in 2021! Have fun while exploring the outdoors and getting dirty! Nature Camps at Peck Farm Park are held throughout the summer for ages 4-10, and involve hands-on activities, crafts, hikes, and games. Weekly themes keep campers engaged and excited, while offering a variety of educational experiences.

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Scout Badge Programs

Peck Farm Park offers Girl Scout and Boy Scout Badge programs, including Between Earth and Sky, Amazing World of Bugs, Wonders of Water, Geocaching, Animal Habitats, Gardener, Sky is the Limit Adventure, Backyard Jungle Adventure, Grow Something Adventure, A Super Science Adventure, Into the Wild Adventure, and more! Staff can also customize programs for your specific needs. Most programs are held outdoors.

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Family Programs: Spend special time together as a family while enjoying campfires, star-gazing, storytimes, and weekend adventures at Peck Farm Park. Family programs are offered year round.

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Adult Classes

You are never too old to learn something new! Join us for tree identification, beekeeping, and other environmental education programs throughout the year.

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Volunteer at Peck Farm Park

Opportunities for nature-lovers include assisting with special events, nature programs, environmental projects, the Butterfly House, and more. Call 630-262-8244 for more information.

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Become a Certified Naturalist

Be a part of Kane County’s fastest-growing nature-education program for adults. Promote awareness and citizen stewardship of natural resources through science-based education and community service. Free information sessions and classes are held seasonally. The Kane County Naturalist Program is a cooperative venture of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, the St. Charles Park District, and the Geneva Park District. For more information, call Christine Shiel at 630-262-8244.