Activity Guide Spring/Summer 2019 - Page 84

ADULT & SENIOR NATURE EVENTS FAMILY PROGRAMS FREE Arbor Day Tree Planting Family Nature & Forest Therapy Walk Held at Sunset Park Held at Churchill Park Age: 5 & Up Join us on Arbor Day weekend to help plant trees. We’ll take a few minutes to cover the significance of Arbor Day and share tips on tree care before planting a few different species. Please register so we can anticipate supplies needed. If you have a shovel, please bring it, labeled with your name. Min/Max: 1/40. (rf) CODE DAY DATE TIME FEE 114221 Sa Apr. 27 9am FREE FREE Earth Day Fair Held at Lake Ellyn Park Age: All Join us for an afternoon in the park. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase one. Visit with local environmental groups and vendors, listen to live music, rent a canoe, go on a guided tour, or attend a mini workshop. Kids can visit educational stations and rain barrels will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with SCARCE. (rf) DAY DATE TIME FEE Su Apr. 28 1pm-4pm FREE DuPage County River Sweep Age: Best for Ages 5 & Up Bring the family out for an immersion in nature, filled with mindful and deliberate observations among the trees and fields. After the walk, enjoy a tea ceremony to reflect on the experience and share thoughts with others. There are many proven physical and mental benefits associated with time in nature and this growing practice. Retta Hennessy, certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, will lead the program. Please register just one family member. Min/Max: 3/20. (rf) CODE DAY DATE TIME R/NR FEE 114228 Su May 19 1pm-2:45pm $20/$30 per family Family Bug Hunt Held at Churchill Park Age: All Walk along and among the flowers and grasses in search of various insects. We will start with a quick lesson on insects, than hand out nets, field guides and collecting jars. Insects will be released after observation. Our group goal will be finding at least 20 different species during the program. Fee is per family. Please register just one family member. Min/Max: 4/10. (rf) CODE DAY DATE TIME R/NR FEE 114229 Sa June 8 1pm-2:30pm $20/$30 Held at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve Age: Best for Ages 5 & Up Since 1991, volunteers for the River Sweep effort have removed around 300 tons of trash from our local waterways. The Park District is once again serving as the community liaison for the Glen Ellyn effort at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve this year. Please consider joining your neighbors to help clean the shorelines of the East Branch. Questions? Please email Renae at rfrigo@gepark.org. (rf) DAY DATE TIME HOW TO REGISTER Sa May 18 9am-12pm Registration required. Please visit www. TheConservationFoundation.org. 84 Family Night Hike Held at Ackerman Park Age: All The moon will be nearly full for this stroll along the trails in the park and on the bike path of Ackerman Park. Learn about nocturnal animals’ different adaptations and their vocalizations. Fee is per family. Please register just one member of your family. Min/Max: 4/10. (rf) CODE DAY DATE TIME R/NR FEE 114407 Sa July 13 8:30pm-9:30pm $20/$30