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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Take a Mobile Nature Scavenger Hunt in Sindt Woods near the Riverwalk


Above / A Mobile Nature Scavenger Hunt is now available for Sindt Woods, located at the west end of the Riverwalk. Throughout the years, while listening to sounds of nature, PN has captured sights of deer, beavers, turtles, frogs, toads, coyotes, great blue herons, egrets as well as waterfowl and other birds native to Illinois near the pond off the beaten path in this peaceful setting.

Naperville Park District offers several outdoor mobile tours at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, and now has added a nature scavenger hunt in an area known as Sindt Woods, located at the west end of the Naperville Riverwalk.

The Sindt Woods scavenger hunt is designed for children ages 4-10 and their families, scout troops or school groups. The scavenger hunt and other mobile tours can be viewed at napervilleparks.toursphere.com. Groups can go on the scavenger hunt anytime during park hours, which are daily from sunrise to one hour after sunset.

You never know what might stop you in your tracks along the Riverwalk on the way to Sindt Woods.

The scavenger hunt will lead participants through a series of clues to find destinations, or stops on the tour. Once they have reached each destination, they will be asked to participate in an activity or answer a question. The explanations provided at each stop include fun facts, photos of plants and wildlife, recordings of song birds or tips on observing nature.

Sights and sounds of ducks feeding every season of the year in Sindt Woods are a reminder that humans should refrain from feeding waterfowl. Let wildlife be wild.

“The new scavenger hunt focuses on the fall and winter seasons,” explained Nature Center Manager Angelique Harshman. “We plan to update the hunt in the spring and summer with some new clues to fit those seasons. We also are working on a new Sindt Woods nature tour for adults and youth ages 11 and up that will be available soon.”

Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.