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December 9, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
2nd Monday of each month
Dates: August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, February 10, March 9 (No January program) from 9:30-11:30 AM
$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 a story, craft, snack and plenty of outdoor exploration. For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188.
December 10, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, shaping and gluing paper strips into decorative designs. The $5 fee per person includes supplies needed to learn how to create your own nature-inspired design on a 4 ¼-5 ½ “ card using this centuries-old process. For ages 15+! Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188.
December 11, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
November 6-20, December 4-18, and February 5-26. Wednesdays
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. Program is designed for adults.
December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Deep River County Park
Bundle up and celebrate the holiday with a walk at Deep River County Park. Both the gazebo and the Wood’s Historic Mill will be decorated for the season to be the perfect back drop for your holiday greeting card. While you’re out, be sure to stop by the visitor center and gift shop to warm up with some hot cocoa, and get a little bit of holiday shopping done. Children can make a homemade ornament to take home or add to the mill’s Christmas tree.
December 17, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
December 18, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
December 21, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
Enjoy the shortest day of the year and the start of calendar winter with a guided hike, followed by a campfire (with snacks) at Oak Ridge Prairie. Please dress for weather. Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188.
December 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Lemon Lake
Burn off those holiday calories with a hike around Lemon Lake. Please dress for weather. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Pre-registration is required, please call 219-844-3188.
December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Deep River Waterpark
Ring in the new year as a family without having the kids out too late! Here in "Paddles' Time Zone" we'll toast to 2020 at a reasonable 8 PM! Skate your way to the new year surrounded by family and friends. We have the D.J. covered, and what would any party be without pizza and snacks?! Concession stands will be open all night!