L.E.A.P. Into Nature Play: A Family-Friendly Workshop

L.E.A.P. Into Nature Play: A Family-Friendly Workshop

Monday, February 19, 2024
10:30 a.m.–Noon
Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo
$15 per adult ($12.75 for members)
$5 per child ($4.25 for members)
For families with children 10 and under

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Interested in doing more nature play at home? Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s Child and Family Learning team for a wintry morning of nature play! We’ll discover the benefits of playing in and with nature, explore some of our favorite materials and activities, and send you home with resources and inspiration.

This workshop will include activity stations designed to engage with your children in nature play. A take-home kit of materials can be purchased for an additional $10. Registration opens January 5, 2024!

More Information

Pricing Includes:

· Access to activity stations and Learning staff

· Take-home resources

· Light refreshments

· Parking

Add-on Kit Includes:

· Carrying bin with lid

· Bowls

· Measuring spoon

· Gator grabber

· Magnifying glass

· Tree cookies

· Bugs

· Journal

· Bird guide

Participant Guidelines

  • This workshop is intended to support adult caregivers in practicing nature play at home. An adult must be present with the group.
  • Groups are limited to four people.
  • Children over 10 are welcome to come with the understanding that activities are geared towards children ages 10 and under.
  • We will spend some time outside, so dress for the weather!

Cancellation Deadline

February 5

Refunds, minus a 12.5 percent processing fee, may be issued for cancellations if requested in writing via an email to learning@lpzoo.org with a timestamp prior to 11:59 p.m. on February 5. Refunds are not available after February 5 for any reason, including illness.

Our Learning Philosophy

About Nature Play

Playing in nature engages all our senses at once. It teaches us how to solve problems, fosters creativity, and helps us concentrate. When playing, we feel happy and joyful, and by playing outside, we learn to love nature and thereby develop lifelong conservation values. Our activities are designed to help your child make those discoveries and begin that process of exploration in and alongside nature.

For more information, please email learning@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-2056.

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