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Applications being accepted for middle school students’ science internship

The Homewood Science Center invites sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to apply for the fall science internship at Izaak Walton Preserve in Homewood.

The conservation ecology workshop will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 18 through Oct. 23, for 12 hours of programming and four hours of community service on Sunday, Oct. 24. 

The internship is designed as a student-led program for scientific investigation, discovery and leadership. The sessions will be led by Patricia Messersmith, senior educator at the Museum of Science and Industry; Nicole Fuller, Chicago Public . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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