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Upcoming Events

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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7:30 PM - 8:30 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 (7:30 PM - 8:30 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 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-Ask an Educator LIVE-Turtle Talk
Event details:
July 22, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 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.
 

July 22, 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-Wetland Explorers Camp
Event details:
August 03, 2020 - August 07, 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.
 

August 03, 2020 - August 07, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE-Paddlesports
Event details:
August 05, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Environmental Educators Jenny Sazama and April Vaos, along with Paddlesport Volunteer Paul Klonowksi, as they answer your paddlesport 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.
 

August 05, 2020 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Virtual Program: Underwater Discovery
Event details:
August 06, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 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.
 

August 06, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Virtual Program–Fishing Camp
Event details:
August 10, 2020 - August 14, 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.
 

August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Virtual Program-Animal Attire Camp
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.
 

August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Virtual Program-The Man from Libertyville
Event details:
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.
 

August 12, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program: Monarch Butterflies
Event details:
August 12, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Discover the secret lives of Monarchs during this online presentation. Discover how you can make your yard a Monarch friendly yard.
 

August 12, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Astronomy Program
Event details:
August 14, 2020
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us online to learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 

August 14, 2020 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Virtual Program-Hikin' Tykes Pond Life
Event details:
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!
 

August 18, 2020 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE-Hummingbirds & Monarchs
Event details:
August 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 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.
 

August 19, 2020 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Virtual Program-The Battle of Lookout Mountain-Myth or Reality?
Event details:
August 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 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?
 

August 20, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Virtual Program: Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
August 21, 2020
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7:30 PM - 8:30 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.
 

August 21, 2020 (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Virtual Program Let’s Catch Some Bugs
Event details:
August 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 26, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Virtual Program: Hummingbirds
Event details:
August 26, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 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.
 

August 26, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
 
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