Walk the grounds and partake in a host of activities during the Walk Walton event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, rain or shine, presented by the Homewood Science Center.
The grounds of the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood, are the perfect place to bring nature and science to the forefront. UChicago’s Professor Cathy Pfister will help participants investigate marine biology in one of the preserve’s ponds. A representative of the Forest Preserves of Cook County will offer tips on exploring nature, and the University of Illinois will present its Illinois Natural History Survey’s Traveling Exhibit.
Kids will enjoy the insect petting zoo presented by the University of Illinois Extension; a spooky science program will be given in the Black Bear Lodge; and kids will get to decorate a Jack-o-Lantern at the pumpkin patch.
The middle school students will ask visitors to take part in a project for their Homewood Science Center ecology project.
Walk Walton is sponsored by The Weglarz Company.
Donuts provided by Walt’s Food Center will be served with hot apple cider.
Walk Walton is an annual fundraising event for the Homewood Science Center. There is a $10 fee for kids and teens 17 and younger. The fee includes a backpack, decorating kit and a pumpkin. The adult fee is $5. Persons 65 and older are free.
For additional information, or to register, visit homewoodsciencecenter.org.