Fleetwood – Jourdain Center Sunday, February 26, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Come take the Index Card Tower Engineering Challenge! Families with children ages 6-10 are invited to fine-tune your engineering skills in this fun STEM session with an engineering expert and library staff.
Space is limited and registration required. Call the Evanston Public Library Children’s Services at: 847-448-8610 to register.
Winter Break is a great time of year for kids to learn to create, not justconsume, to work with their hands and have fun together in a multi-age setting. Sign up your elementary school student for one of our daily MakerKids programs. Register starting December 5, 9am!
Wondering what to do on District 65 school improvement half-days? This workshop series is a fun, hands-on way to engage with STEM concepts with an added arts component. We will explore a variety of exciting topics at the different workshops including local ecosystems, light absorption and color, electrical circuits and more! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get out of the house and learn more about the world around you.
*Transportation is not provided by the park district. Students can come early with lunch from home to eat.
Wednesday, December 7: Pourquoi Tales: Tracing Evolution through Mythology
Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $35
Location: Kamen Fieldhouse (1111 South Blvd.) in Kamen Park
FYI: Orientation is 10-11 am and also 7-8 pm that same date.
We’re getting ready to kick off another year of Great Lakes education!
This fall, over 700 District 65 6th grade students will take a closer look at our precious resource, the Great Lakes watershed: where water goes, what pollutes it and why this matters. We are looking for community volunteers to join students, teachers and Pipes and Precipitation partners at upcoming field trips to Evanston beaches to study the land and water.
We are holding an Orientation to fill in volunteers on all you will need know to be a confident guide on the field trips. Orientation is REALLY important since our time with students is brief–but memorable–! At that Orientation, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the field trip(s) that best fits your schedule. Trips will take place on weekday mornings in late September and early/mid October.
What: Pipes & Precipitation Program – Volunteer Orientation
Date & Time: 9/19 Monday 10-11am or 7-8pm (two options, pick one)
Location: Lagoon Building (just south of Clark Beach)
If these dates/times don’t work and you still want to participate, I will catch you up. To RSVP or Questions?: Contact Pipes Program Director Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know if you’re able to make it on the 19th and PLEASE share this volunteer opportunity!
This event has been moved to the YEA Festival in Raymond Park. Find more information on the Facebook page.
On Saturday, please come check out the work students have been doing outdoors this spring as part of the Pipes and Precipitation program! Run like an open house from 9:30-11:30, there will be stations representing activities students did, and a slideshow.
For a second year, all third and sixth graders at District 65 have had expanded water units with Great Lakes and local-Freshwater foci through a grant from the IL Coastal Management Program.
In addition to at-school model making and labs conducted by their classroom teachers, students have explored their schoolyards with local environmental experts and have visited the beaches in Evanston.
Third Graders visited the Water Treatment Plant on the Lake, the place where Evanston draws and filters its water from Lake Michigan. Then they explored the dunes at Lighthouse beach.
Sixth graders visited the beach for a four part field study: Infiltration, Water Quality, Litter and Data collection, a Tag game, and Reflection. Bessie Rhodes and King Arts also visited the Wastewater Treatment Plant on McCormick.
Please come with your children and have them share their experiences!