Did you know that spending just 30 minutes outdoors each week can reduce your risk of depression and high blood pressure by nearly 10%. Get your weekly dose of Vitamin N (nature!) with any of these hikes! Or just come out and explore on your own.
Wednesday, October 7, 9:30-11AM
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 to see who is visiting the Woods. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Thursday, October 8, 9:30-10:30 AM
Are blue jays really the bullies of the bird world? Discover this and more as we welcome Carol Harsh from Wild Birds Unlimited to help us dive into the life of a blue jay. Afterwards, Carol and a park naturalist will lead a short hike looking for them in their native habitat. Masks are required for the indoor portion of the program. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Unless otherwise noted, programs are free but donations are always appreciated. Pre-registration is also recommended,call Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.
Saturday, October 10 and November 14, 10-11AM
Fall is a great time to get the family outside to enjoy the changing of seasons. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Ages 3-5 with caregiver
Monday, October 12, 9:30-11:30AM
$5 per child with caregiver
Foster that natural curiosity in your little one by venturing outdoors to ‘spy’ what’s happening at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve. Each session will include story, craft, snack and plenty of outdoor exploration. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Thursday, October 22, 4-5PM
Nature is amazing and there’s so much to learn! This month, we will learn about things with 8 legs!
Check out our other Nature and Hike programs at our Lake County Park sites on our calendar!