Adult Educational Programs

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

Name that toon

Wednesdays February 5-26 2020 from 9:30-11 AM

Gibson Woods

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. 

Southern Lake County Parks in Autumn/Winter

Thursday, November 14: Stoney Run Thursday, January 9: Lemon Lake Thursday, February 13: Grand Kankakee

From 9:30-11 AM

Enjoy our local autumn and winter wonderlands with a park naturalist at the parks in the southern part of the county. Please dress for weather! Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188.

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.

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Hike

February 14, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 

 Gibson Woods 

Looking for a simple way to spend Valentine’s Day? Join us as we take a hike around Gibson Woods and then warm up with some hot chocolate afterwards. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188. 

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)