Looking for Lincoln
Monday, February 1 to Sunday, February 28
LOOKING FOR LINCOLN
Series on Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook Page
Looking for something to do, outdoors, in the winter months? Want to remember Lincoln’s birthday? Why not look for Lincoln here in our own home county? There are eight Looking for Lincoln signs in Champaign County marking his 20-year career as a circuit lawyer traveling through the area. Our Facebook series will feature these signs, other sightings of Lincoln, fun extra facts about Honest Abe, and give coordinates for a trip or two to see historic sites in the area. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All about Owls
Wednesday, February 24
ALL ABOUT OWLS
Online Event via Zoom, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Why give a hoot about owls? Many species are nesting or breeding during this time of year, which makes it the perfect time to learn about them. Which owl sounds like it’s saying “who cooks for you?” What exactly is an owl pellet? We will explore these questions and more during this virtual program for all ages! FREE. Register at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or email@example.com.
Activenet Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1193
Frog Call Survey Training
Saturday, March 6
FROG CALL SURVEY TRAINING
Online Event via Zoom, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
The Forest Preserve District is looking for volunteers for our Frog Call Survey citizen science program! Attend this online training session to learn about how frog monitoring works and how to identify frogs by their calls. There will be an additional offering of this training on March 16. Ages 18 & up. FREE. Register by March 5 at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activenet Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1194
Mornings with the Museum: Springtime Tales
Wednesday, March 10
MORNINGS WITH THE MUSEUM: SPRINGTIME TALES
Online Event, Streaming on the Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook and YouTube pages, 10 a.m.
Bring your coffee and join museum staff members for some casual conversation via Facebook Live! The theme for this edition is "Springtime Tales.” With the official start of a new season right around the corner, staff members will share tales related to the spring season. Hear about local spring happenings from our area’s past, examine artifacts from our collection related to the spring planting season, and much more! Be sure to tune in to hear these "Springtime Tales” and share your stories with us! We'd also love to hear from you! Want to ask us a question? Please send in all of your questions! Ask your questions live, Facebook message us, or email us at email@example.com. Tune in live to have your questions answered! FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Break Craft Bag
Tuesday, March 16
SPRING BREAK CRAFT BAG WITH CHILD SIZED MASK
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 1-3 p.m. or while supplies last
This craft bag contains supplies to make several crafts offered in past years at our spring break program. Fun for all ages! Check out our Facebook page for short videos with ideas of how to use the materials, or give it your own creative spin! This bag includes one child’s sized mask. Limit 2 bags per family. Fun for ages 3-103! FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.
Online Event via Zoom, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Forest Preserve District is looking for volunteers for our Frog Call Survey citizen science program! Attend this online training session to learn about how frog monitoring works and how to identify frogs by their calls. Ages 18 & up. FREE. Register by March 15 at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activenet Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/1195
Volunteer Opportunity: Lake of the Woods Golf Course Clean Up
Volunteer Opportunity Lake of the Woods Golf Course Clean Up
Thursday, March 18th drop in anytime from 12:00 pm - 6:00
Volunteers will collect and pile branches, rake leaves, and help clean up outdoors around the facility. If interested, please follow the link below and come to the pro shop when you arrive on the 18th. Volunteers can arrive at any time after noon and are not expected to stay the entire time. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them. Click Here To Volunteer.
For more information contact David Sebestik or call 217586-2612
Garden Speakers Series: How to Plant a Garden for Pollinators
Thursday, March 18
GARDEN SPEAKER SERIES
HOW-TO PLANT A GARDEN FOR POLLINATORS
Online Event, Streaming on the Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook and YouTube pages, 7 p.m.
With the large amount of time everyone is spending at home these days, the theme for this year’s Garden Speaker Series is “How-To at Home” with programs focusing on how to garden in various ways within your own home. We all know how important pollinators are but what can you do in your home garden to help? Join Champaign County Master Gardener, Jill Taylor to learn all about how you can plant to attract beneficial pollinators at home. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunity: Homer Lake Interpretive Center Spring Cleanup
Friday, March 19
Homer Lake Interpretive Center, 2-3:30 p.m.
Help get the Center spruced up for the season! We will clean out flower beds, spread mulch, and do general cleanup. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Current public health guidelines will be followed. All ages. FREE. Register by March 18 at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activenet link https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/activity/search/detail/1191
Spring Exploration Activity Guide
Monday, March 22 to Monday, May 3
SPRING EXPLORATION ACTIVITY GUIDE
Guides will be available to print off our CCFPD website or printed copies will be available outside of the:
● Homer Lake Interpretive Center at Homer Lake Forest Preserve
● Museum of the Grand Prairie at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
● Campground Host Cabin, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve
Spring is here! Head outside to look for signs of spring; from wildflowers to migrating birds and the return of the butterflies! Download the activity guide or pick one up at one of our facilities to help you explore nature at the preserves or even your own backyard this spring. Grab your gear and start exploring! FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or email@example.com.
Women's History Month Read Aloud: Gloria Steinem
Tuesday, March 23
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH READ ALOUD: GLORIA STEINEM
Online Event, Streaming on Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook and YouTube pages, 1 p.m.
Join us for this picture book biography of feminist icon, writer and activist, Gloria Steinem as we read “Gloria Takes a Stand: How Gloria Steinem Listened, Wrote and Changed the World,” by Jessica M. Rinker; illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley. When Gloria was a young woman, it was very difficult for women to go to college, get a job, open a bank account, remain single, or live equally to men. Although we have a long way to go to achieve equal rights for women, we learn in this story how Gloria Steinem has championed civil rights for women throughout her life and brought us closer to that goal. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reclaiming our Time: Trivia for Women's History Month
Thursday, March 25
RECLAIMING OUR TIME: TRIVIA FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Online Event in Collaboration with Urbana Free Library, 6:30 p.m.
Get your team together, and join us for this virtual trivia event. Questions will explore the lives and work of amazing women from art, history, science, music, leaders, activists and even a few rebels that made their mark on this world of ours. Enjoy this virtual time with your team, and perhaps even learn a bit about women’s history! This Women’s History Month program is in collaboration with The Urbana Free Library. Registration opens March 11 at the www.urbanafreelibrary.org. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.