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October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
2 Cans + 1 Paid Child = a FREE adult
Bring in two canned goods to donate to the Food Bank and receive a free adult when you pay for a child's admission.
October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
October 19, 2021, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Ages 3 and up
Enjoy an evening stroll as the almost full moon rises. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
October 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Deep River County Park
Preschool in the Park is a FREE 30 minute program designed for kids ages 3-5 and their families. Each week will feature a storytime and craft, focusing on something new about history or nature.
This program is designed for individual families, and registration is not required.
If you are a part of a group that would like to participate, please call us to arrange a separate time specifically for your group, 219-947-1958
October 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Nature is amazing and there’s so much to learn! Join us each month as we discover something new about nature together! This month we will be on the lookout for signs of fall and enjoy the autumn air. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
October 22, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lake Etta
Lake County Parks are fantastic! Join a park naturalist this fall and learn to love them like we do. Please dress for the weather. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
October 22, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Ages 5 and up
Jim Louderman, Collections Assistant-Insects Division, at The Field Museum in Chicago, joins us for a special program discussing the importance of insects and arachnids to humans, and will have both live and pinned specimens to enjoy.
Sponsored by Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
October 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
Fall is a great time to get outside to enjoy the changing of seasons. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
October 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
For ages 10 and up
Improve your memory, find serenity and peace and have a new skill in your life toolbox- no experience necessary.
Outdoors (weather dependent-indoor rain area available)
Bring a notebook/paper, pen, pencil, lawn chair, and come out and nature journal. (art supplies, etc. optional)
Pre-registration recommended: call 219-844-3188.
October 27, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ attend virtually from home or in person at Gibson Woods
attend virtually from home or in person at Gibson Woods
Increase your birding lists by enhancing your birding skills! Join us virtually or in person as we launch into a weekly class to familiarize ourselves with the bird songs heard in Northwest Indiana throughout the year. Our first class will focus on owls and subsequent classes (through February 2022) will focus on common birds. Online details will be sent out upon registration. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Deep River County Park
October 30, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
Ages 8 and up
$5 per child with caregiver
Animals have amazing adaptations to survive in nature, but humans have some handy tools to get along too. Join us as we learn about the 3s’s of survival, and try our hands at fire building and wild shelter building. Wear shoes/clothes you do not mind getting dirty. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but each family within a group must register individually.