Visitors will experience a day of bison, birds and bugs at the 6,800 acres site of the Batavia physics laboratory. The laboratory was designated a National Environmental Research Park by the U. S Department of Energy.
Children can make animal print tracks, net pond critters, take a nature scavenger hunt on a trail through the prairie and dig through decaying logs for insects. They can view the laboratory’s bison herd, hear about its history and use a stop watch to see if they can run faster than these 1,500-pound beasts.
For the fourth year in a row, the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center and local raptor trainers will bring about a dozen live hawks, falcons and owls as well as a collection of bird bones, droppings, feathers and hunting gear.
The fair goes on rain or shine and is designed for first through seventh grade students.
For more information, call (630) 840-5588 or send an email.
A little about Fermilab:
Fermilab is a Department of Energy national laboratory operated under contract by the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. The DOE Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the nation and helps ensure U.S. world leadership across a broad range of scientific disciplines.