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Field Trips

Environmental Field Trips Grade Fall Winter Spring
Animal Adaptations Grades 3-8
Animals in Winter Age 3-Grade 1    
Birds Age 3-Grade 12
Farm Discovery (Self-Guided) Age 4-Grade 2  
Fish Grades 6-9  
Gift of the Glaciers Grades 6-8  
Going Green Grades 7-12
Homes Age 3-Grade 2
Insects and Spiders Grades 1-8  
Lake Ecology Grades 6-12  
Lives of the Voyageurs Grades 4-12  
Mammals Age 3-Grade 12
Maple Syruping Age 4-Grade 12    
Maple Syruping (Self-Guided) Age 4-Grade 12    
Plant Life Cycles Grades 1-4
Pond Study Grades 4-12  
Prairie Sampler Grades 3-8    
Predator/Prey Grades 3-12
Reptiles and Amphibians Age 3–Grade 6
Touch of Nature (Self-Guided) Age 3–Grade 2  
Web of Life Grades 3-6  

 

Habitat Restoration Field Trips Grade Fall Winter Spring
Habitat Heroes Grades 3-8
Mighty Acorns Grades 3-5

Habitat restoration field trips can be modified for other grade levels.
 

Ranger Programs Grade/Scout Group Fall Winter Spring Summer
Bicycle Safety and Rodeo Various Scout Groups  
Fingerprinting Various Scout Groups
Ice Safety Grades K-5, Scouts  
Map and Compass Various Scout Groups
Plant and Animal Identification Various Scout Groups
What a Ranger Does Grades K-5, Scouts

In-School Programs

Environmental In-School Grade Fall Winter Spring
Animals of Lake County Grades 1-4
Bats Age 3-Grade 4
Birds of Prey Grades 3-8  
Butterflies Age 3–Grade 4
Endangered Species Grades 3-8
Geology Throughout Time Grades 6-8
Nature Story Time Age 3–Grade 2
Owls Grades K–2
Reptiles and Amphibians Age 3–Grade 2
Skulls Grades 5–8
Spiders Age 4–Grade 4
Surviving Winter Grades 4–6    

 

History and Museum School & Scout

Check our Museum School & Scout section for additional programs.

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EVENTS

29
Mar

Scout Wednesday: Indian Lore

March 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join other Boy Scouts to learn about the history of Native American groups in Lake County while you earn the Indian Lore Merit Badge.
 
29
Mar

Scout Wednesday: Animal Habitats

March 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join other Junior Girl Scouts as you go outside to learn about the homes of wild animals in Lake County, plus learn how you can help improve their habitats.
 
29
Mar

Scout Wednesday: Into the Wild

March 29, 2017 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Work towards completing your Into the Wild badge as we discover the secret connections between local plants and animals.
 
29
Mar

Scout Wednesday: Playing the Past

March 29, 2017 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Join other Junior Girl Scouts to learn through hands-on activities about pioneer life in Lake County and the Civil War through the eyes of Susie (Smith) Minto, who lived in Millburn.
 
5
Apr

Homeschool Companion: Birds

April 05, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about these amazing feathered friends flying through Lake County this spring, make a bird craft, and then take a walk to see birds in action.
 
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