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Before the Flood Screening at Evanston Library – October 22nd

Attend a free screening of this riveting documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio. Before the Floodpresents a dramatic account of the changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. Most importantly, the film outlines the actions that we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet – a topic to be followed up on in discussion.
Where: Evanston Public Library Community Room
 Sunday, Oct. 22nd2-4 p.m.

Evanston Games In the Park – 2nd Annual Fort And Den Building Pop Up – Saturday, December 17


Evanston Games in the Park in collaboration with the City of Evanston presents:

Dare the winter building forts and dens out of sticks and (maybe) snow! This pop-up adventure playground is going to be about outdoor winter frolic with natural materials. We’ll have a truckload of sticks and branches, as well as other interesting stuff for folks of all ages, abilities, and interests to play and build with. Bring your kids to experience the special excitement of vigorous winter play and don’t forget that inner child of yours!

the fun is to be had at Leahy Park and will start at 11:00 am (the event will wrap up at 3:00 pm). For more information, visit event’s Facebook page here.

Fall Tinkergarten Classes

We had an incredible summer at Tinkergarten and are now offering classes for the Fall! Come join us as we explore, create, and learn in the best classroom of all – the outdoors. 

We are offering FREE classes for you to come see what it’s all about! Trial classes offered September 10th and September 13th with classes beginning the following week.

To find out more information about this event or to sign up for classes click on this link.

Tinkergarten: Outdoor Play-Based Learning for Kids

TinkergartenTinkergarten classes help kids learn and grow through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration and well-designed play scenarios balanced with the right type of guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important capabilities, including self reliance, creativity, teamwork and problem solving.

For the kids, it’s a chance to get messy, solve mysteries, move their bodies, form friendships and have fun. For parents, it’s a chance to get together with other, like-minded parents and learn creative and effective ways to play and learn with your kids.

Instructors are Evanston moms who are dedicated to the movement in play-based education.

The formal curriculum begins on Wednesday, June 22nd. The program will continue year-round, so if the summer schedule doesn’t work, there will be additional classes offered in the Fall.

Please see the link below for more information and to sign up for classes.

Bird Cycle – Sat. April 23