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Monday, July 06, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 06, 2020-July 10, 2020
    CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 06, 2020-July 10, 2020
    CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Little Explorers Woods and Prairie (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 06, 2020-July 10, 2020
    CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program Raptors in Your Backyard (05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 08, 2020
    05:30 PM - 06:30 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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE-Weather (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 08, 2020
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join guest Volunteer Meteorologist Craig Sazama and Environmental Educator II Jenny Sazama as they answer your questions about weather science and folklore.

    This biweekly Q&A series features a panel of educators excited to share their expertise about Lake County nature and history. Join us live via Zoom or Facebook every other Wednesday for a new topic about the amazing history, creatures and places that make our county special.
     
Thursday, July 09, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 06, 2020-July 10, 2020
    CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 06, 2020-July 10, 2020
    CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Astronomy Program (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 10, 2020
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    08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us online to learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
     
Monday, July 13, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Wetland Explorers Camp (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • Virtual Program: Bats (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Wetland Explorers Camp (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Wetland Explorers Camp (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Wetland Explorers Camp (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program-What's Up Weather (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 16, 2020
    06:30 PM - 07:30 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.
     
Friday, July 17, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Wetland Explorers Camp (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Community Campfire Friday Nights (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 17, 2020
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    07:30 PM - 08:30 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.
     
Monday, July 20, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp 2 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
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    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
    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.
     
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp 2 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Hikin' Tykes Weather (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Nature Open House (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 21, 2020
    07:00 PM - 08:00 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.
     
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp 2 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE-Turtle Talk (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 22, 2020
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join Wildlife Ecologist, Gary Glowacki and Environmental Educator, Jenny Sazama as they answer your turtle questions live.

    This biweekly Q&A series features a panel of educators excited to share their expertise about Lake County nature and history. Join us live via Zoom or Facebook every other Wednesday for a new topic about the amazing history, creatures and places that make our county special.
     
Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp 2 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
    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.
     
Friday, July 24, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp 2 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
    08:00 AM - 09:00 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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
    CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
    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.
     
Monday, July 27, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Time Traveler Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Time Traveler Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: From Tadpole to Frog (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Little Explorers Woods and Prairie (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Time Traveler Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Time Traveler Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Time Traveler Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
 
 

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