WINONA LAKE – Every Friday in July, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams is hosting Critter Encounters: themed learning experiences that will teach kids about four aquatic animals.
“Each event will feature different themed activities, so we encourage parents and grandparents to bring their kids and grandkids to multiple Critter Encounters,” said Sarah Baier, education program specialist at the Lilly Center.
The schedule will feature fish on July 9, turtles on July 16; frogs on July 23 and Crayfish on July 30.
Participants will get to observe all four critters up close. They will also get to create themed craft projects, play an interactive “iSpy” game, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium lab.
“Long summer days can be hard to fill, especially if you have younger kids. Come learn about what lives in our lakes!” Baier added. “Your kids will love how interactive the activities are, and you’ll love that they’re learning, even during summer.”
More information is available on the Lilly Center’s website. No RSVP is required.
The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College conducts research, provides resources, engages and educates residents, and collaborates with local organizations to make the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County clean, healthy, safe and beautiful. To learn more, visit lakes.grace.edu.