Adult Educational Programs

These programs are designed for adults/ young adults. Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free but donations are appreciated.

Bird Migration Presentations

Friday, March 6 –Raptors

Friday, March 20- Sparrows and Finches

Friday, April 3 – Warblers and Vireos

Gibson Woods from 9:30-11 AM

The excitement of spring migration will soon be upon us. Join a park naturalist and fellow bird enthusiasts to learn more about what birds will be moving through our area. At each program, a video and slide show on a specific group of birds will be offered. The presentations will feature many tips on identifications. Pre-registrations required; please call 219-844-3188.

Weekly Bird Migration Hike 

Wednesdays,  April 15- May 27 from 8:30- 10 AM

Gibson Woods

Spring and Fall are great times to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushers, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting the Woods.

Name That Tune

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, and 18  2020 from 9:30 -11 AM 

Gibson Woods

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.

Woodcock Watch

Wednesday, March 25  at 7:15 PM 

Oak Ridge Praire

Known for their spectacular flight and distinctive call, the American Woodcock is recognized as one of the earliest signs of spring! Join us at dusk at Oak Ridge Prairie and usher in spring with American Woodcock. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually. (Rain Date Wednesday, April 1) 

I Spy a Dragonfly 

Tuesday, April 28 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Gibson Woods

Come and learn about the structure and behavior of the dragonfly as well as the various species of dragonflies common to Northwest Indiana. Pre-registrations required; please call 219-844-3188.