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April 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
ARRRR! This one-of-a-kind EGGSTRAVAGANZA is a whimsical evening of hearty adventure, swashbucking songs and hidden treasures. Ahoy Kiddies! Drop on Captian Bellaboo's Ship and enjoy the hunt for egg treasures. Pirate costumes recommended!
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
April 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
It's the little things (and people!) that can make a big difference to our planet! Invoke good earth stewardship early to reap its benefits in the future. Activities and instruction provided by the Lake County Parks Environmental Education Manager. Put those recycling skills to good use and celebrate, birthday style!
April 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
The experts from Gibson Woods Nature Preserve are happy to provide interactive nature-based play that's totally kickin'!
The theme for this Nature Ninja is Earth Day Birthday.
April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Part of the One Earth Film Festival's Earth Day Mini-Fest, join us for a movie screening to learn how we are connected to the land in our food choices and how our agriculture and food systems are changing to make a viable future. We will have popcorn for guests and there will be a brief discussion to conclude the evening. Thanks to our sponsor, Gibson Woods Wild Ones Chapter #38. For more information about the movie, check out https://sustainablefoodfilm.com/
April 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
Discover the natural wonders of the Lake County Parks during a monthly play date. We will meet at a different park each month to see what nature has in store to explore. Ages 2-6 with caregiver. Play dates are every 3rd Friday of each month.
All 2019 Dates and Park: March 15- Lake Etta, April 19- Oak Ridge Prairie, May 17- Deep River, June 21- Three Rivers/ Bellaboos (outside), July 19- Buckley Homestead, August 16- Grand Kankakee Marsh, September 20- Lemon Lake, October 18- Stoney Run, November 15 Deep River
April 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
It’s Friday, it’s spring, it’s time for a hike! Please dress for the weather, as the trails will be wet this time of year.
Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but all families within a group must register individually.
April 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Join us as we enjoy a spring sunset walk and watch the full moon rise. Please dress for the weather, as the trails will be wet this time of year. All ages! Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but all families within a group must register individually.
April 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Come help make the Earth a little cleaner and greener by lending a hand to clean up the gardens and trails at Gibson Woods. Please bring gloves. Snacks and water will be provided. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188.
April 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deep River County Park
Spring is the perfect time to change up your garden. Swapping perennials with other gardeners is a fun and affordable way to add some variety to your garden. Come out, bring some plants and empty containers, and enjoy a morning of swapping plants!
April 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
More than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a park naturalist for a walk through the preserve to learn more about our native flora. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent are recommended. For all ages!
Every other Tuesday, April 22-September 24
(April 23, May 7,21, June 4,18 July 2,16,30 August 13,27, September 10,24)
April 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Wednesdays from April 17-May 29
Spring is one of the best time to see a variety of migrating birds species including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting the woods. Adults only!
Programs are free but pre-registration is recommended. Call Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188.
April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Come and learn about the structure and behavior of the dragon fly as well as the various species of dragonflies in Northwest Indiana. For ages 15+. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188.
Can't make it to this one? There will be another one June 5 from 9:30-11:30 AM
April 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Three Rivers
Spring is a great time for nature exploration. Join in the fun as naturalists lead hikes at 4 Lake County parks. (We will explore the others this fall.) Please dress for weather, as trails may be wet this time of year. All ages!
All dates and Parks:
Thursday, April 4: Buckley Homestead
Thursday, April 25: Three Rivers
Thursday, May 2: Grand Kankakee Marsh
Thursday, May 30: Deep River- Big Maple Lake
Program is free but please pre-register by calling Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188!
April 25, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
April is National Frog Month so what better time to learn about frogs and their amazing amphibian kin? We learn some of their cool adaptations, crazy calls and the places they call home. All ages! Pre-registration recommended.
April 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Stoney Run
When J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day back in 1872, his idea was simple- set aside a special day for tree planting. And today, that idea is more important than ever. Join us as we plant trees at Stoney Run. Please bring a shovel and work gloves. We will be meeting at the warming shelter on the north side of the main parking lot.