We’ve got a challenge for you! We’ve looked through our natural history collections and found some very cool specimens. But here’s the twist, we’re only going to show you close-up photos of the specimen (like the one above). Think you can correctly identify these amazing animals from just their photos? Click here to take the challenge!
When you think of rivers, what animals come to mind? Fish? Ducks? What about turtles? Let’s take a closer look at different turtle species in our newest Wonder Workbook! This second volume in our reptiles series “shell-ebrates” some of our native turtles through activities, Critter Connections, and more! Click here to download this great at-home resource.
Want to explore North Pond? Register your family for a guided nature walk! Join us on Friday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 13, to learn about the plants and animals that call the Museum’s grounds home. From grasses to trees to bugs to birds, you never know what we’ll see! Click here to register.
Did you know that the Chicago River is impacted by our sewer system? Chicago has a combined sewer system That means storm water and sewage are carried in the same system of pipes and tunnels. If it rains, sometimes the system can’t handle the additional water, resulting in untreated wastewater being released into the Chicago River system. When we conserve water on rainy days, we help reduce the amount of water that goes into the sewer system. You can learn more from our pals at Friends of the Chicago River with their Overflow Action Days guide.
Join facilitators Airen and Jeanette virtually this Saturday, October 10, to learn about bird migration during Curious By Nature LIVE! We’ll investigate different birds in our Museum collections and their strategies for surviving in fall and winter. This workshop is designed with students 5-9 years old in mind, but curious kids of all ages are welcome! Click here to register.