PRINCETON, Ill. — Youth ages 5 through 12 joined University of Illinois Extension 4-H in a fun, educational Nature Detective Camp on Aug. 7 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,” said Danielle Saletzki, University of Illinois Extension 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator. “I look forward to offering more workshops for area youth to be involved and learn new things.”

For more information about 4-H, call 815-875-2878.

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