Over 40 Joliet Public Schools District 86 elementary students participated in the Kids 'n Nature program at Pilcher Park this summer. Fourth grade students from T.E. Culbertson, M.J. Cunningham, Edna Keith, A.O. Marshall, Isaac Singleton, and Woodland Elementary Schools attended the six-week program. The students and teacher chaperones traveled by bus twice a week to Pilcher Park for the sessions.
In addition to exploring Hickory Creek, the students planted herbs, hiked, made art projects, and practiced archery. The Kids 'n Nature program is a partnership with Joliet Public Schools District 86, the Joliet Park District, and the University of Illinois Extension Center. Financial support was also provided by ExxonMobil.