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March 2019

Family Workshop: Vermicomposting

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Come learn how to compost your household food waste using a worm bin. You and your family will learn tips and tricks, best practices and make your own starter worm bin (complete with worms) to take home. Come prepared to carry your worm bin home. Space is limited, registration is required. Register  

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April 2019

Peace Yoga

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

These morning walks are for the gardener that would like focused information about Lurie Garden plants and their place in our garden landscape. These walks are meant to expand your understanding of plant varieties, their habits and environmental requirements. The walk will last approximately 45 minutes. Register

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Beginning Birding for Families

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spotting and identifying birds is a great way for families to enjoy the outdoors. Come learn which birds you are likely to see, good spots to visit, spotting techniques and more. Weather and time permitting, we will even take a trip to practice using our binoculars in Lurie Garden. We have some binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. Register

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May 2019

Morning Bird and Nature Walk

May 3 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Begin your day surrounded by nature and observing birds in the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park. Join Jeff Walk, Ph.D., director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, and Lurie Garden staff on this bird and plant appreciation walk. Note: Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register

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Peace Yoga

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more…

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Botany Basics

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 11 @ 12:00 pm

In this two-week series, learn basic terms, plant life cycles, plant families and plant id skills. Workshops will take place inside and outside (weather permitting) using Lurie Garden to hone our botany skills. Register

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Poetry Workshop: Forms & Features: Pastoral

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
Awaken your gardening skills - Lurie Garden Free Spring Programming

All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator. To celebrate spring in Lurie Garden, we read and discuss the pastoral, a type of nature poetry that traditionally praises an idealized rural life. After spending time in the garden, participants will compose original poems that explore nostalgia and desire within the bucolic landscape. Space is limited. RSVP required. Register

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Peace Yoga

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more…

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