Four Rivers for All Abilities

25055 W. Walnut Lane Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Dates: Jul. 9, 2022
Times: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, Channahon, Il 60410

Join us to celebrate the inclusivity initiatives for visitors with sensory or physical challenges at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Explore the new 0.1-mile All-Persons Trail and its five interactive, multisensory display panels. Seven handheld audio units, available for checkout by the half-hour, provide a narrative of the All-Persons Trail for visually or cognitively impaired guests. Participate in a naturalist-led sensory hike and a sensory-friendly craft and engage with local inclusive organizations, including Easterseals Joliet, Special Recreation of Joliet & Channahon, RejuveNate – Plants & Wellness, Joliet Junior College Disability Services, Westside Children’s Therapy, Dynamic Lynks and the Disability Resource Center, for additional resources about what is available in the community.

A limited supply of buddy bags with sensory gadgets and noise-canceling headphones will be available for visitor use. Families will be provided with a social story prior to the program.

Please register for a timed session, which includes a guided sensory hike and a sensory-friendly craft, to help keep crowds to a maximum of 50 per hour. Afterward, visit the community resource area, take a self-guided walk along the All-Persons Trail and explore the new indoor exhibits. Help strengthen our community and have fun discovering what the outdoors has to offer!

Registration required by Tuesday, July 5: 815-722-9470.

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