Adult Educational Programs
These programs are designed for adults/ young adults. Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free but donations are appreciated.
Fall Weekly Bird Migration Hike
Wednesdays from September 4- October 2 2019 at 9:30 AM
Fall is a great time to see our feathered friends including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos as they migrate back to their winter homes. Walk with a park naturalist who is visiting the Woods. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188. Program is free, donations appreciated.
Tallgrass Prairie Hike
September 17, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The land looked much different when the settlers first came to what is now Indiana. Take a hike and ‘travel back in time’ to enjoy the beauty of the tallgrass prairie in autumn. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188. Program is free, donations appreciated.
Name that toon
Wednesdays , November 6-20 2019 , December 4-18 2019, and February 5-26 2020 from 9:30-11 AM
Increase your birding lists by enhancing your birding skills! Join us each week as we familiarize ourselves with the bird songs we hear in Northwest Indiana throughout the year. Pre-registration recommended, call 219-844-3188.
Southern Lake County Parks in Autumn/Winter
Thursday, November 14: Stoney Run Thursday, January 9: Lemon Lake Thursday, February 13: Grand Kankakee
From 9:30-11 AM
Enjoy our local autumn and winter wonderlands with a park naturalist at the parks in the southern part of the county. Please dress for weather! Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188.
Geology of the Dunes Region of the Calumet
Sunday, January 23, 2020 from 1-2:30 PM
Calumet region native, Dave Dolak is a professor of Instruction at Columbia College of Chicago. As a graduate researcher at Indiana Dunes National Park, he will share his expertise on the geology of the Dunes Region. Pre-registration recommended, call 219-844-3188. Ages 13 +
Full Moon Stroll
January 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for the first full moon of 2020. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188. Program is designed for adults.
Valentine's Day Hot Chocolate Hike
February 14, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Looking for a simple way to spend Valentine’s Day? Join us as we take a hike around Gibson Woods and then warm up with some hot chocolate afterwards. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188. Program is designed for adults.
Name That Tune
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, and 18 2020 from 9:30 -11 AM
Frogs and toads make all sorts of unusual sounds. Learn the peeps, croaks, grumbles and groans of the Calumet Region’s amphibian crooners. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188.