Kids Corner Home Activities & Hiking Hey kids! Looking for fun and facts to help plan your visit to Starved Rock State Park? You have come to the right place. Explore our fun online resources & get to Starved Rock for endless activities & Educational Programs. The information below is provided thanks to the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. UPCOMING EVENTS Search for upcoming events, educational programs, family activities, & more. Cross-Country Ski Weekend February 7th, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Basic cross country ski instruction. Meet at the Matthiessen State Park Dells Area at 9:00am & 1:00pm. Ski-rental is available. No snow? Join us for…more details Winter Drum Circle at the Starved Rock Visitors Center February 15th, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Move to the beat with local musician Dave Peterson as he leads an interactive drum circle featuring African Percussion and Native American flutes. It’s an…more details Starved Rock in 1712 at the Starved Rock Visitors Center February 22nd, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Join local author and Starved Rock Historian, Mark Walczynski, as he examines life at Starved Rock in 1712, an important year in Illinois Native American…more details Historic Trolley Tours March 1st, 2015 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm March: Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm April & May: Saturday 3-4:30 & Sunday 12-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 June-October: Monday-Saturday 3-4:30 pm, Sundays 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3…more details Worksheets & Games Activities & Worksheets A Closer Look at Trees – Tree Identification Worksheet Fish Anatomy Insects and Their Habitats Worksheet Tracks in the Snow – Animal Identification Worksheet Sign Langauge – Sign Identification Worksheet Fun & Games Eagle Finger Puppets Bat Finger Puppets Respect the River – Coloring Poster Respect the River – Draw Your Own Scene Facts & Guides Fishing Guide Book Mammals of Illinois Mollusks Salamanders of Illinois Wild About Birds! Wild About Frogs! Snakes of Illinois Turtles of Illinois Safety & Etiquette Give Wildlife Room – Wildlife Viewing Guide Respect the River – How to be a river-friendly camper placemat Respect the River – Fishing 101 Poison Ivy – Leaves of 3 – Let It Be!