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Self-Guided Program-Trivia Trails
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November 01, 2020
07:00 AM
You may be walking the trails anyway so why not learn a little bit while you're there? Or perhaps this will be a new trail for you. Signs with trivia questions ranging from history, natural history and site-specific information will be placed along a designated trail.
The final sign will provide information on where to find the answers.
 
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Virtual Nature Club-Animal Adaptations
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November 04, 2020
03:30 PM - 04:00 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.
 
Virtual Program-Lake County History Symposium-Wednesday
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November 04, 2020
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06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year’s theme, "Fun & Games: Sports and Leisure in Lake County."
 
Virtual Program-American Roots Music with Jim Kanas
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November 05, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

American Roots musician, Jim Kanas, will be doing a live interactive performance online for all ages that traces the development of American music. Jim will be performing songs on guitars, banjo, fiddle, limberjacks and other engaging instruments. You can sit back and enjoy, or sing or play the spoons along with Jim. He’ll show you what to do!
 
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Virtual Program-Lake County History Symposium-Saturday
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November 07, 2020
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09:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year’s theme, "Fun & Games: Sports and Leisure in Lake County."
 
Virtual Program-Civil War Stories from the Past
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November 07, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Engage with a museum educator through books, activities and discussion to learn about the experiences and efforts of Lake County residents during the Civil War.
 
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Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE
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November 11, 2020
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
This biweekly Q&A series features a panel of educators and guest panelists 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.
 
Virtual Program: Adventures in Nature
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November 12, 2020
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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Using our senses, lets head into nature and discover, textures, colors, shapes, sizes, scents, patterns, sounds, tracks, scat and more. Will our discoveries be similar, or totally different? Allow your young ones to guide the way and let’s see how this adventure unfolds. Discover the benefits of nature and the learning that takes place when we all take some time to connect with nature.
 
Virtual Program-Sandhill Cranes
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November 12, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Through restoration of their nesting and feeding habitats, the cranes’ population has increased in Lake County. Learn about crane biology, habitat requirements, and where you can find Sandhill Cranes in Lake County.


 
Virtual Tour-Woodlands
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November 13, 2020
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Discover the different types of woodlands in our area and how they have changed following European settlement.
 
Virtual Program-Astronomy Program
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November 13, 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.
 
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Virtual Program-Nature's Workshop-Story Stones
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November 17, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Many people read stories in books, but have you ever read a story using sticks or stones? Join us virtually as we make some story stones and create a one-of-a-kind nature story together.
 
Virtual Program- Magical Mystery Grapevine Tour
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November 18, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Enter through the magical grapevine archway into a land of imagination where anything is possible. Allow your young ones to explore and collect natural materials from your yard or neighborhood. We will explore ways to play, create and build. What magical experiences and new creations will we encounter?
 
Virtual Program-Senior Series Owls of Lake County
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November 18, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Throughout the year, seven different species of owls live in, or migrate to Lake County. Learn about the natural history of each species and their unique adaptations.
 
Virtual Program-Adult Trivia Night
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November 19, 2020
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bring your nature knowledge and come compete in this entertaining Nature Trivia Night.
 
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Virtual Program-Earth Rocks Badge
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November 21, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us as we complete badge requirements 1-3.
 
Virtual Program-Indian Lore Scout Badge
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November 21, 2020
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Learn about the lives of local Native peoples during the 18th and early 19th centuries while working towards this badge with other scouts.
 
Virtual Program-Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs-From Wild Boar to Baconfest
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November 21, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
From the invention of blood sausage by the Assyrians to the creation of such American icons as barbecue and hot dogs, pig has remained on the menu for all but a few notable people groups. Celebrated at fairs and looked to for medical research, pigs offer culinary delight and potential promise but also create some challenges. Hear author and food historian, Cynthia Clampitt, discuss the importance of pork and how it has become a staple in many diets today.
 
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Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE
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November 25, 2020
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
This biweekly Q&A series features a panel of educators and guest panelists 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.
 
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