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Virtual Program-Winter Night Hike
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January 23, 2021
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Have you been thinking about taking a walk on one of the solar-lit trails? Join us for a virtual night hike on the Lakewood solar-lit trail and get a preview of what you may see while out walking.
 

January 23, 2021 (7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)
Virtual Program-How to Read the Natural World
Event details:
January 30, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Do you rely on trees to help you find your way instead of a GPS? This program will introduce you to the long-forgotten skill of reading natural clues for tracking, navigation and location of resources.
 

January 30, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Nature Club-Mammals
Event details:
February 03, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet up after school virtually to learn about local nature with an experienced educator. Then put your knowledge to the test with "homework" that encourages you to explore these nature concepts in your backyard and beyond. New topic every month.
 

February 03, 2021 (3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Elizabeth Keckley-Seamstress
Event details:
February 04, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Marlene Rivero brings Elizabeth Keckley to life. Initially known for her work in the White House for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley gained a reputation as a first-rate tailor and dressmaker while enslaved. As an ex-slave she was still forced to make concessions on her prices in order to get work from the white middle- and upper-class women she worked for. Keckley then created her own business, eventually employing over twenty women.
 

February 04, 2021 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Profiles in Excellence
Event details:
February 06, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us virtually for inspiring presentations and performances in honor of Black History Month at the 38th annual Profiles in Excellence event.
 

February 06, 2021 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Hibernation or Migration?
Event details:
February 07, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Have you ever wondered where some of the Lake County animals go during the winter season? Join in for a virtual program to learn about which animals hibernate locally and which ones migrate once the temperature starts to drop.
 

February 07, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE-The Last Ice Age
Event details:
February 10, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Curious to know what Lake County was like during the last Ice Age or what was left behind from it? Embrace the cold and snow, and bring your questions for Environmental Educator April Vaos and Museum Educator Nicole Stocker to answer LIVE.
 

February 10, 2021 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Virtual Program-The Blodgett Brothers
Event details:
February 11, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hear the stories of one of Waukegan’s early families, the Blodgetts, including their involvement in anti-slavery societies, the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Waukegan.
 

February 11, 2021 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Astronomy Program
Event details:
February 12, 2021
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us online to learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 

February 12, 2021 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Curious Courtships of Lake County
Event details:
February 14, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn about the interesting and sometimes odd courtship behaviors of Lake County critters on this special day dedicated to love in this live Zoom presentation.
 

February 14, 2021 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Animal Habitats Scout Badge
Event details:
February 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us as we learn about local habitats and discover an endangered habitat linked by our waterways to Lake County. This program will cover badge requirements 2 & 4.
 

February 15, 2021 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Playing the Past Scout Badge
Event details:
February 15, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Learn about life during the Civil War through the letters and diary of local resident Susie Minto.
 

February 15, 2021 (1:00 PM - 1:45 PM)
Virtual Program-Bird Groups, Habitats and Migration
Event details:
February 18, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
You can find bobolink, cranes, warblers, and many more species if you know where and when to look. This presentation reveals the lives of birds, how habitat is important and their adaptation for survival. We will also take a close look at some bird study skins and talk about the waves of migration that run March through May.
 

February 18, 2021 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Gardening with Native Plants
Event details:
February 20, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Native plants provide homes and food for our native wildlife, and natural beauty to our home landscapes. Join us to learn more about how to bring native plants into your garden.
 

February 20, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Program-Nature's Underdogs-Voles
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February 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Explore the mysterious world of creatures that live under our feet. Grab your lunch and join us as we learn about the mouse’s lesser known tunneling relative: the vole.
 

February 23, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Dunn Museum Tour of Historymakers
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February 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
On this pre-recorded virtual tour of the Dunn Museum, learn about historymakers from Lake County. Hear stories about the first African American settler, the escape and journey of an enslaved person on the Underground Railroad, and the Booker T. Washington Progressive Club. Attendees will be able to engage with a museum educator before and after the tour for discussion and Q & A.
 

February 24, 2021 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Howl at the Moon-Coyotes and Other Canines
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February 27, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn about the natural history and special adaptations of coyotes and other wild canines in Lake County during this virtual program.
 

February 27, 2021 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Maple Tree Tapping
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February 28, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us virtually as we tap our Sugar Maple Trees at Ryerson Woods LIVE on Zoom. Learn a little about how trees work and the sweet science behind making real maple syrup.
 

February 28, 2021 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Virtual Nature Club-Maple Syrup
Event details:
March 03, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet up after school virtually to learn about local nature with an experienced educator. Then put your knowledge to the test with "homework" that encourages you to explore these nature concepts in your backyard and beyond. New topic every month.
 

March 03, 2021 (3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Detective Scout Badge
Event details:
March 06, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Hone your investigative skills as you learn about interesting facets of Lake County history, including the largest train robbery in U.S. history,
 

March 06, 2021 (10:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
 
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