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April 22, 2018, 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. On Earth Day Bellaboo’s will be filled with activities to that invoke good earth stewardship. Put your recycling skills to use and make a Recycled Trash Robot, or Mechanical Litter Picker. Tree Tee Pee Time is sure to be buckets of fun as we celebrate our Mother Earth!
April 21, 2018, 9:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Bring the family to walk the trails with a park naturalist at Gibson Woods and learn about the oak savanna and its inhabitants. Join us each month to experience nature’s fascinating flora and fauna as the seasons change. Happening every third Saturday in March-November at 9:30 am. Program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
April 21, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Calumet Astronomy Center
When the season changes to spring the stars that appear in the sky change too. Join us at Calumet Astronomy Center to see what stars are in the sky this spring.
April 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
It’s Earth Day and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a walk through the woods! Join a Lake County Parks Naturalist to learn about the unique habitat at Gibson Woods. You’ll also get some info about other amazing nature gems throughout Lake County for you to visit in the future!
April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Warmer and sunnier days awaken the beauty we know as springtime. Explore the trails and see what signs of spring are blooming and buzzing throughout the park!
April 25, 2018, 9:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Spring and fall are great times to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Adults can walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting Gibson Woods. You can join us Wednesdays in the spring at 9:30 am April 18-June 13 and in the fall August 15-October 3. Program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188
April 25, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Come learn about the structure and behavior of the common dragonfly at Gibson Woods. This class will also help familiarize you about the various species of Dragonflies common to Northwest Indiana. Take your new skills on the road by signing up for some of the “I Spy Dragonfly Hunts” which will take place across Northwest Indiana and provide hands on experience. This adult program is $10 per person. Registration is required; call 219-844-3188.
April 26, 2018, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
What animals are part of the Gibson Woods neighborhood? Learn about them, make an animal track guide, and then head out on a guided hike to see who’s been hanging around!
April 27, 2018, 9:00 AM @ Deep River County Park - Big Maple Lake
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 then ever. Join us as we plant trees at the Big Maple Lake area of Deep River County Park. Please bring a shovel and work gloves.
April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
“Doc Woods” is prescribing some fresh air, and time in nature to better your health and well-being. Join us and celebrate the end of National Park Week and Environmental Education Week with this fun photo scavenger hunt. Bring a camera or phone and pick up a scavenger hunt list at the Environmental Awareness Center (EAC) at Gibson Woods. Hit the trail and see what you can spy... catch it with your camera and bring your completed list back to the EAC for a small prize.
April 29, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Deep River County Park
The Deep River Grinders vintage baseball team invites you to their upcoming match! Played by 1858 rules complete with traditional uniforms, Grinders’ games provide a fun look at how baseball when it first started out. Bring the whole family out for the free match to enjoy some old-fashioned baseball. Stick around after the match as kids can take a turn at bat and run the bases. This week’s friendly competitors: Indianapolis Blues