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Thursday, August 06, 2020
  • Virtual Program: Underwater Discovery (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    August 06, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    In this virtual presentation, families get a chance to look closely at aquatic animals of all sizes and learn how their presence can help us determine the health of the water.
     
Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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.
     
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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.
     
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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-The Man from Libertyville (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    August 12, 2020
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    In this webinar, learn about Adlai E. Stevenson II, an influential figure who was the Governor of Illinois, ran twice for President, and served as Ambassador to the United Nations.
     
  • Virtual Program: Monarch Butterflies (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    August 12, 2020
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Discover the secret lives of Monarchs during this online presentation. Discover how you can make your yard a Monarch friendly yard.
     
Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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: Fishing at Independence Grove (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    August 13, 2020
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join us virtually on the shores at Independence Grove to learn about fish adaptations and behaviors. Learn best fishing techniques to catch bass, crappies, bluegills and northern pike.
     
Friday, August 14, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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-Animal Attire Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    August 10, 2020-August 14, 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-Astronomy Program (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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    August 14, 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.
     
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Hikin' Tykes Pond Life (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    August 18, 2020
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Join in for a virtual presentation while we read a nature-based story and explore the live aquatic plants and animals pulled right out of a pond!
     
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE-Hummingbirds & Monarchs (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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    August 19, 2020
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join Environmental Educators, Eileen Davis and Jen Berlinghof, as they answer your hummingbird and monarch butterfly 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, August 20, 2020
  • Virtual Program-The Battle of Lookout Mountain-Myth or Reality? (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
    Event details
    August 20, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Hear notable author David Powell speak on the Battle of Lookout Mountain. The Battle for Lookout Mountain was one of the most dramatic events of the Civil War, fought on November 24, 1863, outside Chattanooga. What really happened at Lookout Mountain? Was it an important moment, or nothing more than a sideshow?
     
Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Virtual Program: Community Campfire Friday Nights (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
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    August 21, 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.
     
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • Virtual Program Let’s Catch Some Bugs (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    August 26, 2020
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Learn about creatures that buzz, hop and fly. Join us through Zoom as we show you some ways to collect bugs in your own backyard. You will have some time to explore and then check back in to see what everyone found. We will share activity and identification resources to continue your exploration.
     
  • Virtual Program: Hummingbirds (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
    Event details
    August 26, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Learn about hummingbirds and their life history during this online presentation. We will give an overview of hummingbirds found in North America and how to make a hummingbird-friendly yard.