Banner Slideshow

30 Days of Nature


The Chicago Park District’s Outdoor and Environmental Education team wants to bring Nature home to you! Join us as we bring you to parks around the city for adventures you can recreate safely at home or in your local park.

Each day we’ll unlock a new activity for you to try with your family at home – with activities ranging from arts and crafts to birdwatching to fishing, there’s something for everyone! We hope to inspire you to safely enjoy what Chicago’s diverse natural resources have to offer. During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever to get outdoors and connect to nature.
 

AUGUST 10


Go here to view fullscreen
Find the Yellowbellied Sapsucker 
(3:04 minutes)
Sean Shaffer, Outdoor & Environmental Education

AUGUST 11

Go here to view fullscreen
The Wonderful World of Worms! (1:15 minutes)
Julianne Ohmes, Program Specialist, Northerly Island

AUGUST 12

Go here to view fullscreen
How-to Harvest Your Garden & Make a Salad (2:40 minutes)
Julie Hunefeld, Outdoor & Environmental Education

 

AUGUST 13

Go here to view fullscreen
Recycled Inspiration: Create a Journal (3:08 minutes)
Liza Fischel, Program Specialist, North Park Village Nature Center

AUGUST 14

Go here to view fullscreen
Outdoor Ice Cream (4:53 minutes)
Elizabeth Holley, Outdoor & Environmental Education

 

 

 



30 Days of Nature Video Archive

Week 4  |  August 3 - 7

 

AUGUST 3


Go here to view fullscreen
Bullfrog Sing-a-lonag (2:13 minutes)
Sean Shaffer, Outdoor & Environmental Education

AUGUST 4

Go here to view fullscreen
All About Monarchs! (3:56 minutes)
Tedd Gross, Program Specialist, Northerly Island

AUGUST 5

Go here to view fullscreen
Take a Short Track Tour of Big Marsh! (3:49 minutes)
Joel Zavala, Program and Event Facilitator, Big Marsh Park

 

AUGUST 6

Go here to view fullscreen
Create Your Own Touch Table (3:09 minutes)
Ryan Vance, Program Specialist, North Park Village Nature Center

AUGUST 7

Go here to view fullscreen
Map Your Hike (3:58 minutes)
Matt Renfree, Outdoor & Environmental Education

 

 

 

Week 3  |  July 27 - 31

 

JULY 27


Go here to view fullscreen
How-to Measure a Tree with People (2:59 minutes)
OEE Staff, NPVNC, Outdoor & Environmental Education

JULY 28

Go here to view fullscreen
How-to Make Two Bird Feeders (3:15 minutes)
Julianne Ohmes, Program Specialist, Northerly Island

JULY 29

Go here to view fullscreen
Who's Visiting Your Garden? (3:52 minutes)
Breanne Heath, Outdoor & Environmental Education


 

JULY 30

Go here to view fullscreen
Starting a FoolProof Fire (4:16 minutes)
Elizabeth Holley, Outdoor & Environmental Education

JULY 31

Go here to view fullscreen
Basics of Catching Fish (2:49 minutes)
Carl Vizzone, Outdoor & Environmental Education

 

 

 

Week 2  |  July 20 - 24

 

JULY 20

Go here to view fullscreen
Monarchs & Milkweed (3:52 minutes)
Sean Shaffer, Outdoor & Environmental Education

JULY 21

Go here to view fullscreen
Natural Printmaking​​​​​​​ (2:53 minutes)
Tedd Gross, Program Specialist, Northerly Island

JULY 22

Go here to view fullscreen
Signs of (Wild)Life​​​​​​​ (3:40 minutes)
Joel Zavala, Program and Event Facilitator, Big Marsh Park


 

JULY 23

Go here to view fullscreen
How to Build a Birds Nest (4:16 minutes)
Ryan Vance, Program Specialist, North Park Village Nature Center

JULY 24

Go here to view fullscreen
Safe Sharpening Skills (2:38 minutes)
Matt Renfree, Outdoor & Environmental Education

 

 

 

Week 1  |  July 13 - 17

 

JULY 13

Go here to view fullscreen
Storytime: "Not a Stick"(2:52 minutes)
Sean Shaffer, Outdoor & Environmental Education

JULY 14

Go here to view fullscreen
Ready, Set, Hike! (4:18 minutes)
Matt Renfree,Outdoor & Environmental Education

JULY 15

Go here to view fullscreen
How-to Plant Tomatoes​​​​​​​ (3:13 minutes)
Julie Hunefeld & Matt Renfree, Outdoor & Environmental Education

 

JULY 16

Go here to view fullscreen
Art all Around Us (5:50 minutes)
OEE Staff, NPVNC, Outdoor & Environmental Education

JULY 17

Go here to view fullscreen
Setting up your Rod and Reel (4:44 minutes)
Carl Vizzone, Outdoor & Environmental Education