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  1. Registration FULL: Spring Bird Migration Hike

    April 21, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Adults Spring is a great time to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting the Woods. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  2. Environmental Education Week: Bird Behavior Bingo

    April 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages Environmental education is the name of the game at Gibson Woods, but this week we join in the national celebration of nature and learning. We will explore the preserve in search of different birds and their behaviors in fun bingo style. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  3. Birding through the Parks: Oak Ridge Prairie

    April 22, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Oak Ridge Prairie

    Adults Spring migration is almost at its peak, so join a naturalist and enjoy our feathered friends visiting Lake County Parks. Join us on Earth Day at Oak Ridge Prairie in Griffith. Please dress for the weather, as trails will be wet this time of year. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  4. Afterschool in the Woods: Earth Day Birthday

    April 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages Nature is amazing and there’s so much to learn! Join us each month as we discover something new about nature together! Earth Day is every day at Gibson Woods, but we will put on party hats and celebrate nature by enjoying its sights and sounds. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  5. Bird Migration Virtual Presentation: Vireos and Warblers

    April 23, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ in the comfort of your own home!

    The excitement of spring bird 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. A slide show highlighting vireos and warblers will be offered. Online details will be sent out upon registration. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  6. Environmental Education Week: Signs of Spring Stroll

    April 23, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages Environmental education is the name of the game at Gibson Woods, but this week we join in the national celebration of nature and learning. Stroll with us as we explore the signs of spring around the preserve. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  7. Spring Plant Swap

    April 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deep River County Park

    It's a plant swap! Bring some of your extra plants or anything you may not want anymore and swap it for something new. Please mark any containers with info about your plants and plan on wearing a mask. If you have them, bring a few extra pots or containers to take plants home in as well. What's included? Feel free to bring perennials, bulbs, houseplants, and even seeds!

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  8. Environmental Education Week: Spring Senses Walk

    April 24, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages Environmental education is the name of the game at Gibson Woods, but this week we join in the national celebration of nature and learning. We end this special week with a walk around the preserve, focusing on the use of 4 of our 5 senses. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  9. CSRI Breakfast at Bellaboo's

    April 25, 2021, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center

    A special morning set aside for our guests with special needs and abilities! Come play and enjoy a light breakfast at Bellaboo's. $5 per person, call to sign up 219-963-2070 (registration closes at 3 PM on April 20) CSRI (cooperative special recreation initiative) is a collaborative effort of Park & Rec departments across NWI to create events and spaces specifically geared to the special needs community.

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  10. Sunset/Full Worm Moon Stroll

    April 26, 2021, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Adults Enjoy a spring evening as the sun sets and the moon rises in the woods. Please dress for the weather, as trails will be wet this time of year. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  11. Registration FULL: Spring Bird Migration Hike

    April 28, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Adults Spring is a great time to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting the Woods. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  12. Tree-rific Tree Trek

    April 30, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Stoney Run

    All ages Help us celebrate Arbor Day with a trek learning about some of the trees in the park and the great things they do! Please dress for the weather, as trails will be wet this time of year. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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