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Winter Wonderland: Nature Play Workshop for Families

December 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Playing outside in nature has many benefits to children of all ages: cognitive growth through open-ended exploration, physical opportunities of all kinds, social and emotional learning growth through problem solving and small group play, stress reduction, and even more. But how can children play outside during a cold Chicago winter?

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, we are experts on nature play and run activities for kids of all ages four times a week. We want to teach parents and caregivers how to do these activities and engage in Nature Play at home and outside, even in the colder months here in Chicago.

This workshop is the first in our series of Nature Education workshops, and is open to people of all ages. There will be activities for kids happening while adults learn from experts about how to do these activities at home with simple, affordable materials. We will go outside, so bring your winter gear!

Each family will receive a small bound handbook to take home with more information on the topics covered in the workshop. In addition, families will work together to create a pine cone bird feeder to hang up at home.

Scholarships are available for each workshop. To apply, please fill out this form or contact if you have questions.

Preregistration is required.


Tickets are $30 per family/$24 per member family. Become a member today!


December 30, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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