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Virtual Program-Mammals of Lake County
Event details:
June 04, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come learn the difference between an animal and a mammal and then play a fun game about the mammals that call Lake County home.
 

June 04, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Virtual Program: Into the Woods
Event details:
June 08, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us for a virtual exploration of the woods and discover the special plants and animals who live in our woodlands.
 

June 08, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Ryerson Conservation Area Building and Grounds Tour
Event details:
June 09, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for a virtual walking tour of the Ryerson Conservation Welcome Center and grounds to see examples of watershed management, recycling and energy savings that made this the first green building within the forest preserves.
 

June 09, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Civil War-Homefront to Frontline
Event details:
June 11, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This virtual webinar discusses the personal stories of Lake Countians on the battlefield and on the homefront during the American Civil War. Research will be shared from letters, diaries and photographs in the Dunn Museum’s collections.
 

June 11, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Fishing Camp
Event details:
June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between.
 

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Virtual Program Turtle Telemetry
Event details:
June 16, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the state endangered Blanding’s turtle and our Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Program. Virtually walk in the “boots of a biologist” and observe how we find and evaluate turtles.
 

June 16, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Program: Reptiles and Amphibians
Event details:
June 17, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This virtual program will introduce you to some of the reptiles and amphibians that call Lake County home and their unique adaptations. Includes virtual visits with live animals.
 

June 17, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Victory Over Tuberculosis-How Lake County Combatted an Infectious Disease
Event details:
June 18, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

With global pandemics in the news, we forget the grave threat TB posed in the last century. In this webinar, learn how doctors, civic leaders, and Lake County citizens established three successive sanatoria for victims of the White Plague. Hear about daily life for patients in the sanatorium and treatments they received.
 

June 18, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Virtual Program: Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
June 19, 2020
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8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us virtually with friends and family to share stories of what you have been doing during this time in history. Roast marshmallows over your own fire. Share a campfire recipe, some music and/or a nature activity you have enjoyed. I will share these things and take you on a backyard nature walk. I look forward to seeing you virtually!
 

June 19, 2020 (8:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Prehistoric Lake County Camp
Event details:
June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In this virtual camp, young paleontologists uncover the past from the Paleozoic Era to the Ice Age, discovering the diversity of plants and animals from tiny trilobites to mega mastodons. Each day, there will be an hour of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Additional resources such as extra videos to learn from; at-home crafts such as creating a dinosaur; and activities such as cookie excavation will be sent to each camper.
 

June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Program: Into the Prairie
Event details:
June 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us for a virtual tour of a prairie. Learn about prairie plants and the animals who rely on them.
 

June 22, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Little Explorers-Woods and Prairie
Event details:
June 23, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for a virtual adventure as we wander into the woods and prairie. Learn to sweep net for insects in the prairie and see what we find. Head to the woods to peek under logs, see what lives there. Maybe we'll build a fort or try another woodland activity.
 

June 23, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Nature Open House
Event details:
June 23, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Discover the unique adaptations of the Beaver, nature's top animal architect, during this virtual program.
 

June 23, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands
Event details:
June 24, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for a virtual adventure into a local wetland. We'll pond scoop and meet the small critters that live in water. Learn new ways to play, create and experiment with water. Now you'll be ready to head outside for your own true adventure.
 

June 24, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Fireflies by Firelight
Event details:
June 27, 2020
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8:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Join us for an online presentation about these fascinating insects and how to make your yard an oasis for them.
 

June 27, 2020 (8:15 PM - 8:45 PM)
Virtual Program Which Nest is Best?
Event details:
July 05, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Discover the wide variety of nests made by our local birds in this virtual presentation that will give you the tools to search for our summer resident birds in your backyard and beyond.
 

July 05, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Fishing Camp
Event details:
July 06, 2020 - July 10, 2020
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between.
 

July 06, 2020 - July 10, 2020 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Woods and Prairie
Event details:
July 07, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for a virtual adventure as we wander into the woods and prairie. Learn to sweep net for insects in the prairie and see what we find. Head to the woods to peek under logs and see what lives there. Maybe we'll build a fort or try another woodland activity.
 

July 07, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands
Event details:
July 08, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for a virtual adventure into a local wetland. We'll pond scoop and meet the small critters that live in water. Learn new ways to play, create and experiment with water. Now you'll be ready to head outside for your own adventure.
 

July 08, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program Raptors in Your Backyard
Event details:
July 08, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
What do you think of when you hear the word raptor? We are not referring to dinosaurs, but they do have something in common with backyard raptors such as hawks and owls. Learn what makes this group of birds unique and meet a live resident.
 

July 08, 2020 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Wetland Explorers Camp
Event details:
July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world’s survival and discover animals and plants who rely on wetlands through a daily hour-long virtual live experience. Each camper will receive companion resources they can do along with or after the live sessions.
 

July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Bats
Event details:
July 14, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the unique adaptations and many benefits of local bats during this online program. This presentation is intended for families with young children.
 

July 14, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program-What's Up Weather
Event details:
July 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Register to access this virtual live presentation by LCFPD volunteer meteorologist Craig Sazama. Learn about thunderstorm and lightning safety, weather app resources and information about creating a weather station at home.
 

July 16, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Virtual Program: Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
July 17, 2020
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8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us virtually with friends and family to share stories of what you have been doing during this time in history. Roast marshmallows over your own fire. Share a campfire recipe, some music and/or a nature activity you have enjoyed.Join me for a backyard nature walk.
 

July 17, 2020 (8:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Fishing Camp 2
Event details:
July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between.
 

July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp
Event details:
July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Each day campers interact virtually with educator(s) for 30-45 minutes on video that may feature a themed-activity and a live animal(s) who is covered with fur, feathers, fins, scales or skin. Additional activities, including digital resources and crafts will be shared with campers’ parent/guardian.
 

July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Program: Into the Marsh
Event details:
July 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us for a virtual exploration of a marsh and discover the critters who live there.
 

July 20, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Hikin' Tykes Weather
Event details:
July 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The weather influences so much of our lives- how we feel, what we wear and do. Join virtually for a nature-based story and dress-for-the-weather activity.
 

July 21, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Nature Open House
Event details:
July 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer nights are filled with the sounds of singing insects. Join us for this online program to discover which insect is singing and to learn a few ways to observe these critters up close.
 

July 21, 2020 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Time Traveler Camp
Event details:
July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Travel back in time virtually with the Dunn Museum and journey through more than 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will experience life from prehistoric times to the 1900s through one hour a day of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Take-home activities and lessons such as making butter or creating a flip book, and additional educational videos will be sent to each camper.
 

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Program: From Tadpole to Frog
Event details:
July 28, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Join us for this online program and discover the unique life cycle of frogs and other amphibians.
 

July 28, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Woods and Prairie
Event details:
July 28, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for a virtual adventure as we wander into the woods and prairie. Learn to sweep net for insects in the prairie and see what we find, head to the woods to peek under logs, see what lives there. Maybe we'll build a fort or try another woodland activity. You'll be ready to head out for your own adventure.
 

July 28, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands
Event details:
July 29, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us for a virtual adventure into a local wetland. We'll pond scoop and meet the small critters that live in water. Learn new ways to play, create and experiment with water. Now you'll be ready to head outside for your own adventure.
 

July 29, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
 
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