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Join Tinkering School Chicago as we build a Rube Goldberg-inspired contraption on a large scale. We will supply an array of unique building materials. Children only need to bring their imaginations, inventiveness, and some lunch. While working on this open-ended building project we will have fun exploring physics and have a chance to work as a team to create something truly spectacular.
This clinic will introduce future hikers and backpackers to the basics of hiking and backpacking. Topics covered will include recommended supplies, tips for packing properly, and safety tips when planning hikes.
Join the Winnetka Park District, BackYard Nature Center and the Cook County Forest Preserve Steward for a morning of service and habitat restoration in the Skokie Lagoons! 4th graders and older will have the opportunity to use saws and loppers to remove invasive buckthorn trees. Younger children can beautify the lagoons by collecting trash with their parents.Afterwards, participants are welcome to bring s'mores, hot dogs or other food for roasting over the brush pile fire.Tools and gloves will be provided. We will meet near the corner of Tower Road and Forestway Drive under the BackYard Nature Center Banner.Please Note: All minors must have an adult present to sign a waiver for the Cook County Forest Preserve.
Drinking water from streams, lakes or questionable faucets could ruin your day. We'll show you how to make drinking water safe by removing organisms that might live in it, allowing you to enjoy your outings and trips in good health.
Mankind has used fire to generate heat, as a light source, and cook food for millennia. This program offers participants the chance to learn about different fire types, how to construct them and put them out properly, and basic campfire safety in a secure environment.
Join the crew from Tinkering School Chicago as we explore the science of launching things. From tiny rubber band launchers to large scale catapults we will spend the day building a variety of apparatus to send objects soaring. When children explore scientific concepts in a fun, open-ended building project they learn perseverance, how to share ideas, solve problems and build lasting memories!
Join the Winnetka Park District and the Northwest Passage for a guided kayaking adventure in the Skokie Lagoons! We teach you the basics, and then get out on the water. Enjoy the natural environment and keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife. Participants are invited to bring their own snacks. Please Note: Children ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over 21 years old.
Find adventure on the water learning to paddle kayaks and stand-up paddle boards in both Lake Michigan and the Skokie Lagoons. Staff from The Northwest Passage will combine structured lessons and games with water and vessel safety to create an educational and exciting environment. Instructors will share their knowledge of wind, wave and weather conditions to further camper's safety and confidence on the water.The day starts with games to get everyone warmed up. Next, campers spend time learning essential gear and safety rules. Finally, heading into the water with the kayaks or SUP's to apply the day's lesson.Campers must be able to swim 50 feet. Each camper will be required to wear a personal flotation device at all times while in the water.This camp meets at the Skokie Lagoons on Thursday. Other camp days take place at Lloyd Beach. Transportation to and from Skokie Lagoons is not provided.
Join the Winnetka Park District, BackYard Nature Center and the Cook County Forest Preserve Steward for a morning of service and habitat restoration in the Skokie Lagoons! 4th graders and older will have the opportunity to use saws and loppers to remove invasive buckthorn trees. Younger children can beautify the lagoons by collecting trash with their parents.Afterwards, participants are welcome to bring s'mores, hot dogs or other food for roasting over the brush pile fire. Tools and gloves will be provided. We will meet along Forestway Drive - 300 yards north of Tower Road under the BackYard Nature Center Banner.Please Note: All children under 14 must have a responsible adult present during the entire event, plus all minors must have an adult present to sign a waiver for the Cook County Forest Preserve.
What better way is there to spend a summer day than building with your friends on the beach? With Tinkering School Chicago leading the adventure you never know what amazing things we will create, but one thing is for certain, we will have a memorable day building, exploring, and playing on Lake Michigan.
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Winnetka, IL 60093
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