Red Oak Nature Center

Explore and connect with nature at Red Oak Nature Center’s 40 acres of forest and animal habitat. The nature center is the perfect place to enrich your group’s science curriculum and complete scout badges in environmental science. Groups can walk on the trails, explore the only known cave in the city of Aurora, and take a Sense the Seasons nature tour. Educational programs for schools focus on topics in biology, ecology, and more. Activities at Red Oak Nature Center include the Fall Color Hike scavenger hunt, hiking through the woods, helping the staff collect the sap from a maple tree (February and March only), and investigating the mysteries of seasonal change. 
Contact Info 
Address: 2343 S. River St., Batavia, Illinois 60510. Kane County. Tel: 630-897-1808. Email: Website: Hrs: Weekdays 9AM-4:30PM, Weekends 10AM-3PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Free/Fee. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue