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Day Off School Camp - 132136

Join the Ecology Center for this day off school camp! We will be doing a variety of activities included visits with animals, crafts, games and outside time. Please pack a nut free lunch. Bring a change of clothes and indoor shoes. Appropriate outdoor clothing is required. An afternoon snack will be provided.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Unavailable Unavailable 132136-B2 DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP 11/21/2022 -11/21/2022 9:00 am - 4:00 pm M Evanston Ecology Center 5-11 $66.00/$86.00 Enrollment Count Details
Unavailable Full 132136-C2 DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP 11/22/2022 -11/22/2022 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tu Evanston Ecology Center 5-11 $66.00/$86.00 Enrollment Count Details

All That Glows - 142107

Join us to celebrate the darkest time of year with a campfire and glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt in the Ladd Arboretum! Learn about bio-luminescent nature and make glow-in-the-dark art. Childrenneed to be accompanied by registered adult.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142107-B2 ALL THAT GLOWS 12/09/2022 -12/09/2022 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm F Evanston Ecology Center 5-99 $10.00/$13.00 Enrollment Count Details

Nature Play Date - 142126

Explore winter wonders with your little one! You and your child will explore the winterscape through games, crafts, stories and outdoor play. This free-style play date allows your child to discover which activities they like best and go at their own pace. Come late or leave early. Pre-register to reserve your spot!

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142126-A3 Nature Play Date 01/13/2023 -01/13/2023 9:30 am -11:30 am F Evanston Ecology Center 1-4 $8.00/$11.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142126-B3 Nature Play Date 02/03/2023 -02/03/2023 9:30 am -11:30 am F Evanston Ecology Center 1-4 $8.00/$11.00 Enrollment Count Details
Unavailable Unavailable 142126-C2 Nature Play Date 12/02/2022 -12/02/2022 9:30 am -11:30 am F Evanston Ecology Center 1-4 $8.00/$11.00 Enrollment Count Details

Tracking - 142128

Follow the leaps and bounds of animals that live around us! Follow animal tracks on a winter treasure hunt and discover a tracking treasure at the end. This is a drop off program.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142128-A3 TRACKING TREASURE HUNT 02/25/2023 -02/25/2023 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Evanston Ecology Center 6-10 $12.00/$16.00 Enrollment Count Details

Shelter Building - 142129

Don’t get caught out in the snow! Learn and practice shelter building skills at the Ecology Center. We’ll use branches, leaves, and other natural materials to build shelters for survival and fun. Drop-off program.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142129-A3 SHELTER BUILDING 01/14/2023 -01/14/2023 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Evanston Ecology Center 6-10 $13.00/$17.00 Enrollment Count Details

Owl Prowl - 142132

Join us for a night hike in search of owls. Participants will learn about how specialized ears, eyes and feathers help owls survive the night and how to best search for them in the wild. Children need to be accompanied by registered adult.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142132-A3 Owl Prowl 02/10/2023 -02/10/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm F Evanston Ecology Center 5-99 $10.00/$13.00 Enrollment Count Details

Constellation Quest - 142133

Become an astronomer! Learn your way around the night skies by finding and mapping constellations, exploring the expanses of space, and building your own telescope to take home.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142133-B2 Constellation Quest 12/08/2022 -12/15/2022 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Th Evanston Ecology Center 7-10 $24.00/$30.00 Enrollment Count Details

Boy Scout Merit Badges - 142147

We will help you on your path to Eagle. We offer a mix of required and elective badges each season. Books and supplies will be provided. Participants must obtain their blue cards before attending class.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142147-B3 Weather 01/23/2023 -01/30/2023 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm M Evanston Ecology Center 11-17 $33.00/$43.00 Enrollment Count Details
Unavailable Unavailable 142147-C2 Citizenship in Society 12/05/2022 -12/12/2022 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm M Evanston Ecology Center 11-17 $33.00/$43.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142147-C3 Citizenship in the Nation 02/13/2023 -02/27/2023 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm M Evanston Ecology Center 11-17 $33.00/$43.00 Enrollment Count Details

Night Hike - 142149

Test your nocturnal senses on a guided night hike through the Arboretum. Themed night hike activities, a campfire and s’mores make for a perfect evening. Children need to be accompanied by a registered adult.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142149-A3 Night Hike 01/20/2023 -01/20/2023 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm F Evanston Ecology Center 5-99 $8.00/$11.00 Enrollment Count Details

Solstice Bonfire - 142159

Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a winter solstice bonfire! Join us at Lighthouse Beach and stay warm by the bonfire while we learn about the winter solstice and traditions that incorporate nature. S’mores and hot chocolate will be enjoyed. Children need to be accompanied by registered adult.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142159-A2 SOLSTICE BONFIRE 12/21/2022 -12/21/2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm W Lighthouse Beach 5-99 $8.00/$11.00 Enrollment Count Details

Family Geocache Hunt - 142160

Look up, down, within, and under as you search for all the geocaches hidden throughout the woods of the Ladd Arboretum! Families will learn about the history and science of GPS technologies and explore nature through geocaching as they find all of the hidden clues on this GPS adventure. Children need to be accompanied by registered adult.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142160-A3 FAMILY GEOCACHE HUNT 02/04/2023 -02/04/2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Sa Evanston Ecology Center 5-99 $8.00/$11.00 Enrollment Count Details

Ecology Day Off School Camp - 142205

Join the Ecology Center for this day off school camp. We will be doing a variety of activities including visits with animals, crafts, games and outside time. Please pack a nut free lunch. Bring a change of clothes and indoor shoes. Appropriate outdoor clothing is required. An afternoon snack will be provided.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142205-A3 Ecology Day Off School Camp 01/09/2023 -01/09/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm M Evanston Ecology Center 6-11 $66.00/$86.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142205-B3 Ecology Day Off School Camp 02/17/2023 -02/17/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm F Evanston Ecology Center 6-11 $66.00/$86.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142205-C3 Ecology Day Off School Camp 02/20/2023 -02/20/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm M Evanston Ecology Center 6-11 $66.00/$86.00 Enrollment Count Details

Ecology Winter Break Camp - 142206

Learn what the animals of Evanston do during the winter months. Discover what different critters do to beat the cold. Daily animal visits, crafts and outdoor exploration will be a part of this camp. Please dress for the weather, bring a change of clothes and a nut-free lunch.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142206-B2 Ecology Winter Break Camp 12/27/2022 -12/30/2022 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tu, W, Th, F Evanston Ecology Center 6-10 $264.00/$344.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Waitlist Waitlist 142206-B3 Ecology Winter Break Camp 01/03/2023 -01/06/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tu, W, Th, F Evanston Ecology Center 6-10 $264.00/$344.00 Enrollment Count Details

Afterschool STEM - 142212

Calling all winter-wondering scientists and creators! Join us for afternoons of wintry science experiments and icy cool creations. Activities will be hands-on to encourage curiosity. This drop-off program is a great supplement to your child’s STEM education.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142212-A3 Afterschool STEM 01/17/2023 -01/17/2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tu Evanston Ecology Center 6-8 $10.00/$12.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142212-B3 Afterschool STEM 02/07/2023 -02/07/2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tu Evanston Ecology Center 6-8 $10.00/$12.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142212-D2 Afterschool STEM 12/06/2022 -12/06/2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tu Evanston Ecology Center 6-9 $10.00/$12.00 Enrollment Count Details

Natural Holiday Decorations - 142214

Let the holiday festivities begin by making DIY decorations out of natural and up-cycled materials. Ecology Center staff will provide suggestions, materials, guidance and let your creativity do the rest. Drop off program.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142214-B2 Natural Holiday Decorations 12/17/2022 -12/17/2022 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Evanston Ecology Center 6-12 $13.00/$17.00 Enrollment Count Details

Candle Making - 142216

Make your own candles to add light to you and your loved ones’ homes this winter and holiday season! In this class we will explore the process of candle making and take home our creations.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142216-C2 CANDLE MAKING 12/10/2022 -12/10/2022 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Evanston Ecology Center 8-12 $22.00/$29.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142216-D2 CANDLE MAKING 12/10/2022 -12/10/2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Sa Evanston Ecology Center 13-99 $22.00/$29.00 Enrollment Count Details

Saplings and Oaks - 142217

Children and caregivers transform into saplings and oaks in this early learning nature class. Tactile and imaginative play pair with age-appropriate science and nature play! Classes are primarily outdoors, weather permitting. Caregiver is required.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142217-A3 Saplings and Oaks 01/19/2023 -03/09/2023 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Fog Houses 2-4 $110.00/$143.00 Enrollment Count Details

Fireside Story Time - 142221

Cozy up by the fire with nature books, puppet friends, and hot cocoa. Each time we’ll read a different story from the Blueberry Awards List, a new list from the Evanston Public Library that honors the best in children’s environmental literature. We’ll bundle up for a nature walk and end the hour with hot cocoa. This early childhood program is sure to warm you up. Caregiver is required. Pre-register to reserve your spot by the fireplace!

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 142221-A2 Fireside Story Time 12/09/2022 -12/09/2022 10:30 am -11:30 am F Evanston Ecology Center 2-4 $7.00/$10.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142221-B3 FIRESIDE STORY TIME 01/27/2023 -01/27/2023 10:30 am -11:30 am F Evanston Ecology Center 2-4 $7.00/$10.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Selection List Available 142221-C3 FIRESIDE STORY TIME 02/24/2023 -02/24/2023 10:30 am -11:30 am F Evanston Ecology Center 2-4 $7.00/$10.00 Enrollment Count Details

Evergreen Wreath Making - 143102

Join our winter workshop! Learn the techniques for making a beautiful and lasting evergreen wreath to decorate your home or give as a gift. Ecology Center staff will provide instruction, evergreen boughs, ribbons, and wintry decorations for your wreath. Please bring clippers and garden gloves if you have them.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Unavailable Unavailable 143102-B2 EVERGREEN WREATH MAKING 12/01/2022 -12/01/2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Th Evanston Ecology Center 16-99 $40.00/$52.00 Enrollment Count Details

Fireside Yoga - 143130

Come join us at the most unique and relaxing setting for yoga in Evanston. Our fireside yoga program is held in front of the large fireplace inside the Evanston Ecology Center. Yoga strengthens your mind, body and spirit. Please bring a yoga mat.

Column #1 Availability Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost Enrollment Count
Add To Selection List Available 143130-A3 Fireside Yoga 01/11/2023 -03/01/2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm W Evanston Ecology Center 16-99 $66.00/$86.00 Enrollment Count Details
Add To Waitlist Waitlist 143130-B3 Fireside Yoga 01/11/2023 -03/01/2023 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm W Evanston Ecology Center 16-99 $66.00/$86.00 Enrollment Count Details

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