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!

Attend a Lecture on Biomimicry

Have you wondered how to make the leap from today to a sustainable future?  Biomimicry may be the answer!

When:   Sunday, November 9th

Time:    2:00 – 4:00

Where:  Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield, Oak Park

Cost:     $20.00

To Register: or call 773-315-1009

Join others interested in developing a sustainable future for our families, neighborhoods, communities, and world at this interactive workshop co-sponsored by the Oak Park Conservatory, Biomimicry Chicago, and Green Community Connections.

You will learn how biomimicry is rewriting the sustainability story in this interactive workshop guided by Rachel Hahs, a Certified Biomimicry Professional Candidate with a decade of public and private sector environmental and sustainability experience.  Through an introductory presentation, hands-on activity and group discussion, you will gain an understanding of how to begin to apply the biomimicry methodology to the challenges we face in our homes, places of work and communities.

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 November topic is “Urban Wildlife.”  Look around outside.  Notice the squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, pigeons, and other small animals? Learn more about urban wildlife at the Exploration Station in November.

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.

November 21st topic:  “Squirrels, Raccoons, Rabbits & Mice.”  More information and recommended books coming later in November.  Meanwhile enjoy the books a YouTube video on bats listed below.

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:

Fun for all!