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Wednesday Nature Program

Join IPHG every week at a different park or forest preserve around Chicago.

As we make our way through autumn and into winter, we will submerge ourselves in nature addressing the how’s and why’s of our ever changing natural world. Students will have the opportunity to participate in whole group and individual activities, building, creating, making, and open ended exploration.

Program begins September 6th and ends December 11th. (program will NOT meet November 27th).

Daily Schedule
10:00- 10:15 drop off
10:15-10:45 whole group activity
10:45-11:45 exploration 
11:45-12:15 lunch (brought from home)
12:15-1:30 exploration
1:30pm pickup

Class locations:
North Park Nature Village 
Horner Park 
Walking stick woods/ Peterson Park
Gompers Park 
Indian Boundary Park

* Inclement weather relocation to Irving Park Lutheran Church
Less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit
Greater than 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Thunderstorm, hail
Wind chill advisory/warning

Families are responsible for providing appropriate, weather specific clothing and gear.

Your child will have the most fun if they are dry, warm, and prepared for all weather conditions.
Most items can be found/ purchased second hand. Below is a suggested list.

20-40 degrees:
Snowsuit, waterproof snow boots
Rain suit, waterproof rain boots
Waterproof mittens or gloves
Wool or fleece hat, heavy scarf, wool socks
Base-layers (long underwear, silk tights, or wool tights)
Mid-layers (long sleeves, sweater, jogging pants)

50-60 degrees:
Rain suit, waterproof rain boots
Coat/ jacket (down/ synthetic fill or multilayer)
Mid-layers (long sleeves, sweater, jogging pants)
Waterproof mittens or gloves
Light scarf, light mittens or gloves, cotton socks

70-90 degrees:
Rain suit/ rain jacket, waterproof rain boots
Wind breaker, soft jacket
Light-layers (short sleeves, leggings/ pants, knee length shorts)
Closed toed shoes, cotton socks
Sun hat, cap or visor
Sunscreen, bug spray

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