Oak Park’s tree-shaded oasis down the tube . . . 

Gonna be filled with runny-nosed urchins, I can see (and hear) it now.

The main attraction [in urban-forest Austin Gardens] will be the education center itself, a 2,100-square-foot multiuse center that will host children’s nature day camps, environmental education programs for adults and children in addition to other community events.

A “learning garden” will have birding scopes, nature imprints, native plantings and a social gathering area with game tables for group picnics.”While we are still working out the details, we will have both youth and adult activities planned for the day,” Park District of Oak Park Executive Director Jan Arnold said.

“We will have presentations by park district staff, including a ‘yard tips’ presentation by Travis Stephens and ‘tree tips’ by John Borland. We think the adults will enjoy this opportunity to get some advice for their homes.”We’ll also have some hands-on activities for children such as crafts and nature activities and yoga for adults.”

What about old farts who want to sit and watch the squirrels?

Source: Austin Gardens education center set for summer open | Articles | News | OakPark.com

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