Archive for June, 2017

Monarch Life Cycle and Collection

[ July 18, 2017; 10:00 am; July 25, 2017; 10:00 am; August 1, 2017; 10:00 am; ]  

Metea County Park Nature Center

July 18, & 25,  August 1 , Tuesday  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Volunteers are needed to collect caterpillars to be reared by park staff. Good for young and old alike  (Ages 5 to 95)

Cost:  Free to all that plan to help collect caterpillars during the rest of the summer.

Pre-register by: 7/12, [...]

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Leopold Education Project Teacher Workshop

[ August 13, 2017; 2:00 pm; ] Gene-Stratton Porter – Rome City

August 13, Sunday  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Teachers that are interested in fostering a land ethic in their youth are encouraged to register for this workshop!  “That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.”  [...]

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Pre-school Discovery Hour – Worm Farmers

[ August 8, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

August 8, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Worm Farmers

Create a window on worm life.  We’ll build see-through worm habitats to take home, hunt for worms to live in them and end with a snack.   Bring a clean, clear two-liter and 16 Oz bottle for each worm farmer.

Cost: $ 3.00/child$ 2.00/adult [...]

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Trip to Totality – Solar Eclipse Travel Program Introductory Program

[ August 19, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park

August 19, Saturday – Introductory Program 10:00 AM 

Includes bus travel, viewers, use of our filtered astronomical equipment, and education both during the trip and at a pre-trip program on August 19, 10 AM at Metea County Park.  We will be leaving early in the morning from Fox Island County Park on August 21, [...]

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Trip to Totality – Solar Eclipse Travel Program

[ August 21, 2017; 5:00 am; ] August 21, Monday – Bus trip to southern Illinois  All Day –  Leave from Fox Island County Park

Includes bus travel, viewers, use of our filtered astronomical equipment, and education both during the trip and at a pre-trip program on August 19, 10 AM at Metea County Park.  We will be leaving early in the morning [...]

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