Events and Things to Do

Look at the FOPCON Wonderful Video

The Parks Foundation produced an excellent video about FOPCON.  It is on their website as well as ours.  Take a look here:

Bravo to the Parks Foundation!

Exploration Station Is In Full Swing

The Exploration Station’s hours are Saturday hours are from 10:00 – 12:00 and Sunday the hours are 1:30 – 3:30.  The Exploration Station is open on most school holidays from 10:00 – 12:00.

The October topic is “Go Batty for Bats.”  Bats account for nearly a quarter of the mammal species on earth.  Besides being the only mammal capable of true flight, they are also natural pest controllers.  With all these good traits, they are often misunderstood for being one of the bad guys in the animal world.  We will look at the positive role bats play in the environment and how we can conserve and protect their population.

Hope to see you there.

Exploration Station

Toddler Exploration Time Expands

Toddler Exploration Time (TET) is the third Friday of every month September – October and January – May.  Beginning Friday, September 19th there will be two sessions of TET.  The topic for each is the same but presented at different levels.

Session one is from 10:30 – 11:15 for children ages 18 month – 30 months and session 2 from 12:15 – 1:00 for children 3 – 5 years.  Each session is limited to 15 children plus caregivers.

October 17th topic:  “Bat Buddies.”

For more bat info, here are some books:

  • Nightsong by Ari Berk
  • Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies
  • Stelaluna by Janell Cannon
  • Bats by Gail Gibbons
  • Bats by Kari Schuetz
  • Bats Biggest Littlest! by Sandra Markle
  • Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats by Ann Earle

All except Bats by Kari Schuetz are available at the Oak Park Public Library

And here an excellent video:

November 21st topic:  “Squirrels, Chipmunks and Raccoons”

Fun for all!