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Adult Education Classes

Lake Katherine is proud to offer a number programs on various topics and designed specially for adults - brought to you by the Natural Resources Committee.

Dealing with Wildlife: Stories from an Animal Control Officer
Program # 696, Wednesday, July 24th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Cost: $5
Naturals Resources member and animal control officer, Melissa Drozd, will talk about the critters she has encountered in her professional career and impart simple tips on how to deal with wildlife. This program requires a minimum of 10 participants and will be capped at 45. Meet at the Nature Center. Call or stop in at the Nature Center to sign up!

Evening Canoe Kayak Tour

Program # 697, Friday, August 2, 7:30pm to 8:45pm, Cost: $8
Natural Resources Committee Member, Jake Hynes, will reveal the secrets of the lake as he guides us on a unique tour before sunset, pointing out the species that come out to play around dusk. Spots are limited to a total of 27 people with three single person kayaks available on a first come, first served basis. Canoes seat three people each and parties may be split up to fill all seats. The event will be rescheduled if the weather or water conditions are deemed unsuitable. Sign up at the Nature Center!

Drum Circle
Program # 698, Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am, Cost: $6
Connect with nature and others through rhythm! This drum circle will give participants a safe space to explore the sounds around us. No prior experience is necessary, just an open mind and a love of rhythm. Instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own drum. The class requires a minimum of 10 participants and is capped at 30. Meet at the nature center. Sign up at the Nature Center!

Nature by the Book
Wednesday, October 10th, 6:30pm to 8:45pm, FREE
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library team up to bring a nature-based panel book discussion to be held at the library. Book to be discussed: "Monsters of the Sea" by Richard Ellis. To borrow a copy of the book and to register, please contact the Palos Heights Public Library at  708-448-1473.


Each class is $6 per person unless otherwise stated.  Pre-registration is required at the Lake Katherine front desk.  Designed for those 18 years and older.  








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