Help your kids learn more about the world around them.
Check back for an updated schedule of events coordinated for the youth. Please reference the schedule below for an idea of what we have done in the past.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Green Family Fun - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Haish Gym ***Due to flooding in Lions Park, the Green Family Fun event will be moved to Haish Gym (303 South 9th Street in DeKalb) ***
Join us for a variety of outdoor activities geared toward getting kids into nature. All activities run throughout the day. Stop by anytime and participate in as many things as you want.
Creepy Critters from Midwest Museum of Natural History
Lorax Craft Party - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kiswaukee Family YMCA
Kids are invited tolearn how to "speak for the trees" at this event, which includes a film screening and hands on activities. Although this event is free, space is limited. Please RSVP with the YMCA.
Watch the 1972 version of The Lorax
Make and take fun, Lorax-inspired crafts
Take home free books and activity kits about the environment
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Green Literacy at DeKalb Public Library
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Storytime and crafts for young children.
Parents, bring your little ones to the library for a "green-themed" storytime and age-appropriate crafts. Kids will get free books and activity kits about the environment.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Second-Chance Crafts for K-8 students.
Learn how to recycle and upcycle trash into treasures!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Turtle Derby Film Screening - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at NIU's Montgomery Hall
Families, join us for a special screening of the documentary film Turtle Derby. The film focuses on a group of children who are finding and training turtles for their town's annual turtle race. When some of their turtles end up on the endangered species list, the community must decide whether their small-town tradition should change to protect the turtles.
After the screening, the audience will have a chance to Skype with director Todd Bieber to learn more about filmmaking and the story behind Turtle Derby.