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Winter Outdoor Survival - R10571

Ever wonder what to do if you find yourself stuck in the outdoors on a cold winter night? Our experts will teach the basics of wilderness fire building, how to identify or create a shelter, how to signal for help, and other techniques to help survive the night.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10571-S
Winter Outdoor Survival
01/08/2018 -01/08/2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
M
Community Room
7-99
$10.00/$15.00
Coed

Skokie Lagoons Guided Snowshoe Adventure - R10572

Join this two-hour guided snowshoe adventure exploring the Skokie Lagoons! Considered the fastest growing winter sport, snowshoeing allows participants to seek out the untracked winter wonderland. Guides will provide the necessary equipment, including snowshoes and trekking poles, and help get participants properly outfitted. Hot chocolate and snacks will be served after the journey.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10572-G
Guided Snowshoe Adventure
01/15/2018 -02/19/2018
10:00 am -12:00 pm
M
Skokie Lagoons - Tow
9-99
$70.00/$80.00
Coed
Available
R10572-S
Guided Snowshoe Adventure
02/19/2018 -02/19/2018
10:00 am -12:00 pm
M
Skokie Lagoons - Tow
9-99
$70.00/$80.00
Coed

Navigating with Map & Compass - R10573

Even in this high tech GPS era, nothing can replace the value of a paper map and compass. This program will teach students topographic symbols and contours, how to take and plot bearings, how to identify route obstacles, and how to download free maps.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10573-M
Navigating with Map & Compass
01/17/2018 -01/17/2018
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
W
Community Room
7-99
$10.00/$15.00
Coed

Tinkering School -The Art of Take Apart - R10574

Children will deconstruct old toys, VCRs, radios, and anything else Tinkering School Chicago can rummage up to see what’s inside. Sign your child up for Wild Little Machines after this class so they can repurpose the deconstructed material into something new and unique!

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10574-A
The Art of Take Apart
01/27/2018 -01/27/2018
10:30 am -12:00 pm
Sa
Community Room
6-12
$30.00/$45.00
Coed
Available
R10574-T
The Art of Take Apart
02/24/2018 -02/24/2018
10:30 am -12:00 pm
Sa
Community Room
6-12
$30.00/$45.00
Coed

Wild Little Machines - R10575

Bring out your child’s inner inventor! An array of resources will be supplied so participants can build their own “wild little machine.” Using little motors from toys and a smattering of other unique materials, students can make a machine that spins, flies, rolls, draws or shakes - it’s up to them!

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10575-L
Wild Little Machines
01/27/2018 -01/27/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Community Room
6-12
$30.00/$45.00
Coed
Available
R10575-M
Wild Little Machines
02/24/2018 -02/24/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Community Room
6-12
$30.00/$45.00
Coed

Skokie Lagoons Habitat Restoration Project - R10576

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! Fourth graders and older will have the opportunity to use saws and loppers to remove invasive buckthorn trees, and 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. Participants will meet along Forestway Drive 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, and all minors must have an adult present to sign a waiver for the Cook County Forest Preserve.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10576-R
Skokie Lagoons Habitat Restoration Project
02/10/2018 -02/10/2018
10:00 am -11:30 am
Sa
Skokie Lagoons - Tow
$0.00/$0.00
Coed

Animal Tracking - R10577

Ever wonder about the story behind that footprint on a hiking trail? From identifying tracks and patterns, to looking for chews and rubs, our experts will share tips and skills to help uncover who’s responsible.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10577-A
Animal Tracking
02/11/2018 -02/11/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Su
Community Room
7-99
$10.00/$15.00
Coed

Fly Tying - R10578

Fly fishermen use a unique type of bait called a fly. In this class, students will learn the basics of fly tying equipment and tying technique. While tying, students will be taught the different types of flies and when and how to use them. Materials provided.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R10578-T
Fly Tying
02/21/2018 -02/21/2018
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
W
Community Room
7-99
$15.00/$25.00
Coed

Snowshoeing Essentials Clinic - R50571

New to snowshoeing or a seasoned snowshoer who wants to improve? Join us for an informative introduction to essential snowshoe skills. Our experts will teach basic nomenclature and show participants techniques that will enhance their enjoyment of the sport.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R50571-E
Snowshoeing Essentials Clinic
12/02/2017 -12/02/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sa
Community Room
7-99
$10.00/$15.00
Coed

Tinkering School Workshops - Winter Adventure - R50574

During this outdoor adventure, participants will trek through the woods, build a fire, do some whittling, and enjoy an epic building adventure with others.

Since this program will take place outside, participants are asked to wear warm, weather appropriate gear.

Location: Skokie Lagoons (Erickson Woods)

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R50574-W
Winter Adventure
12/10/2017 -12/10/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Su
Skokie Lagoons - Tow
7-99
$80.00/$100.00
Coed

Fly Tying - R50578

Fly fishermen use a unique type of bait called a fly. In this class, students will learn the basics of fly tying equipment and tying technique. While tying, students will be taught the different types of flies and when and how to use them. Materials provided.

Status   Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price   Genders  
Available
R50578-T
Fly Tying
12/13/2017 -12/13/2017
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
W
Community Room
7-99
$15.00/$25.00
Coed

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