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Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 04, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Mammals of Lake County (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    June 04, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 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.
     
Monday, June 08, 2020
  • Virtual Program: Into the Woods (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    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.
     
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
  • Virtual Program: Ryerson Conservation Area Building and Grounds Tour (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    June 09, 2020
    06:30 PM - 07:30 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.
     
Thursday, June 11, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Civil War-Homefront to Frontline (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    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.
     
Monday, June 15, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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    June 15, 2020-June 19, 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.
     
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 15, 2020-June 19, 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 Turtle Telemetry (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 15, 2020-June 19, 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: Reptiles and Amphibians (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 17, 2020
    02:00 PM - 03:00 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.
     
Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 15, 2020-June 19, 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-Victory Over Tuberculosis-How Lake County Combatted an Infectious Disease (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 18, 2020
    06:30 PM - 07:30 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.
     
Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Fishing Camp (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 15, 2020-June 19, 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: Community Campfire Friday Nights (08:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
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    June 19, 2020
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    08:30 PM - 09:30 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!
     
Monday, June 22, 2020
  • Virtual Program: Into the Prairie (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    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.
     
  • Virtual Program-Prehistoric Lake County Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Prehistoric Lake County Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Little Explorers-Woods and Prairie (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Nature Open House (06:30 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    June 23, 2020
    06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Discover the unique adaptations of the Beaver, nature's top animal architect, during this virtual program.
     
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Prehistoric Lake County Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
  • Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    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.
     
Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Prehistoric Lake County Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Virtual Program-Prehistoric Lake County Camp (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    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.
     
Saturday, June 27, 2020
  • Virtual Program: Fireflies by Firelight (08:15 PM - 08:45 PM)
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    June 27, 2020
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    08:15 PM - 08:45 PM
    Join us for an online presentation about these fascinating insects and how to make your yard an oasis for them.
     
 
 

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