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July 2018

Speaker Series: Heather Holm

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Pollination of Native Plants This presentation is a fascinating journey showcasing the development of different flower types and the presentation of floral resources to pollinators. Exploring the types of insect pollinators, their foraging behavior, and the floral features that attract pollinators, Heather, author of Pollinators of Native Plants, will provide many specific examples of how native plants are pollinated and what pollinator is most effective and why. Register for this program here Your support is meaningful to Lurie Garden’s…

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Wildlife!

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Come visit the Fox Valley Wildlife Center at the Lurie Garden! Observe common urban reptiles and mammals, learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face this urban environment. This is a drop-in, all ages event, no registration required. The Fox Valley Wildlife Center provides hospital care for wild animals who are in need of help. Most of the animals that we receive have been impacted by man in some way. They are caught by a cat, hit…

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Art In the Garden

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Get ready to capture the beauty of nature and your inspiration through art. Join teaching artist Beth Iska as she shows us new ways to look at and capture the beauty of the garden through art! This series is for families with children between the ages of 2-8 years old. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. register for this program here Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts…

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Sunday Science: Insects

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Explore the science behind the beauty of Lurie Garden as we learn about insects and get a "bug's eye view" of how they live in Lurie Garden. This is an all ages, drop-in program. No registration required. Meet at the south end of the boardwalk in the garden. Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Support Lurie Garden's…

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August 2018

Stories, Songs and Circle Games

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Enjoy a morning filled with nature-based stories, music and movement with your little ones! Teaching artist Tisa Batchelder will lead you and your child on an interactive musical journey so come fly like a butterfly, sing like a sparrow and explore the beauty of the Lurie Garden. This program is for children ages 4-6. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. register for this program here Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing…

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Family Bookbinding Workshop

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn basic bookbinding techniques to get started in the book arts. We'll discuss materials, tools, and methods for making variations of pamphlets, stab bindings, and other common non-adhesive bindings. If time allows, we will head out into Lurie Garden for some drawing and reflection using our new journals. Register for this program here Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution,…

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Raptors!

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Do you know which raptors live in Illinois? Visit Lurie Garden to observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in an urban environment. Experts from Wings and Talons, a rehabilitation organization for birds, will be on hand to talk about birds of prey and answer questions. This is a drop-in, all ages event, no registration required. Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free…

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Speaker Series: Jacqueline van der Kloet

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Color Your Garden! Lurie Garden’s bulb display is an iconic symbol of the arrival of spring in the Chicago region. Jacqueline van der Kloet, the author of Colour Your Garden and an important contributor to Lurie Garden’s design, considers bulb behavior, visual impact, and surrounding perennials to create a naturalistic design in her gardens. This presentation will aid in the appreciation of Lurie Garden’s bulb display next spring or inform local gardeners as they plan their gardens this fall. Register for this…

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Guided Pollinator Walk

August 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join Conservancy scientists in the Lurie Garden on August 17 for a chance to see and learn about the wide variety of native and non-native pollinators that thrive right here in Illinois. The walk will take place mid-day, when insects tend to be most active. We’ll be on the look-out for various types of bees, wasps, butterflies, beetles and other species. Dress appropriately for the weather, including a hat and sunscreen. Short-range binoculars might be helpful. Children are welcome. This…

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Sunday Science: Spiders

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Explore the science behind the beauty of Lurie Garden as we learn about and look for spiders. Spiders help us keep a healthy balance in the garden--and they are beautiful! This is an all ages, drop-in program. No registration required. Meet at the south end of the boardwalk in the garden. Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs.…

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