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Event Calendar

Zombies! Emergency Preparedness Challenge!

Event Information

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 708.946.2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center


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Event Details

This ongoing program runs from Saturday, September 11, to Sunday, November 28. Preserve hours are 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Nature center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

Please note: To participate in Forest Preserve programs, the public must follow current masking protocol. For up-to-date mask requirements, click here.

The zombies have taken over Snapper Pond Trail at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, and they have questions! Are you emergency prepared? Find out by taking the challenge.

Start at the trailhead to Snapper Pond or visit the Plum Creek Nature Center. You can pick up a zombie challenge sheet at either location. With your challenge sheet in hand, walk the Snapper Pond Trail loop, but beware. Zombies are dying to see how prepared you are! Answer all the questions to receive a well-deserved preparedness prize.

Challenge sheets must be returned to Plum Creek Nature Center to redeem your prize. The nature center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; and closed on Mondays.

“Zombies! Emergency Preparedness Challenge!” is being held in conjunction with the “Don’t Be A Zombie! Be Prepared” exhibit, which runs from September 4 to November 28 at Plum Creek Nature Center. The free, all ages exhibit was curated by the Purdue University College of Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and is brought to the Forest Preserve through funding provided by The Nature Foundation of Will County.

Event Requirements

No registration required.

Plum Creek Nature Center is an accessible facility. Snapper Pond Trail is a less than 0.5-mile accessible paved trail. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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