Fun for All

These are programs kids and their families can enjoy as well as people of all ages! Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free but donations are appreciated.

Gibson Woods Area

Nature’s Bouquet Hike

Fridays, May 22, June 12, July 12, July 12, July 3 & 24, August 14 and September 4 and 25

From 8:30-10 AM

Gibson Woods

More than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a park naturalist for a walk through the preserve to learn more about our flora. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent recommended.

Full Moon Hike

 Friday, June 5 from 8:30-9:30 PM

 Gibson Woods

Join us as we enjoy a late spring evening and watch the full moon rise. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.

Winged Wonders Walk

 Wednesday, 9:30-11 AM June 10- August 12

Gibson Woods

The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders.

Pond Exploration Days

 9:30-11 AM

Monday, June 1: Oak Ridge Prairie

Wednesday, June 17: Lemon Lake

Friday, June 19: Grand Kankakee Marsh (1-2:30 PM)

Tuesday, June 30: Deep River

Wednesday, July 1: Oak Ridge Prairie

Monday, July 27: Oak Ridge Prairie

Monday, August 3: Oak Ridge Prairie

Ever wonder what lives underwater in a pond besides fish? Join us as we collect and look at some of the smaller and spectacular species of the watery world. Wear shoes/ clothes you do not find getting dirty or wet. Gate fee applies at Lemon Lake and Oak Ridge Prairie. Designed for ages 3 and up.  Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.

Water Wonders Walk

 Saturday, June 6 from 10-11:30 AM

Deep River

Celebrate National Trails Day as we dive into the ways water influence Deep River County Park. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.

Aquatic Creek Adventure

 Wednesday, June 10 and Monday, July 20 from 9:30- 11 AM

Turkey Creek Golf Course

Join us for a special aquatic adventure as we investigate Turkey Creek and who lives in it. Wear shoes/clothes you do not mind getting dirty/wet. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Limited spaces available. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.