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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.

How to navigate using nature FREE ADMISSION
Thursday, September 7, 6.30pm-7.30pm @ Palos Heights Public Library
Learn how you can use your local environment to orient and find your way. Using stars, the direction trees bend, even which direction satellite dishes point, to help find you way in the world. Lake Katherine’s Manager Gareth Blakesley will lead a talk on one of his pet interests, navigation, and will show simple ways that you can use natural and unnatural cues to figure out your location in the world.

Beginning Birdie
Saturday, September 16, 8am - 10am
$6 per person

Want to learn more about the birds in our area and techniques to identify them? Join our bird walk at the Nature Center led by Natural Resources Commitee member Jim Reichel. The class will be held rain or shine.
Pre-registration is required at the Lake Katherine front desk. Designed for those 18 years and older.

Canoe Kayak Program
Friday, October 6, 5.30pm - 6.45pm
$8 per person

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 start to 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.

Edgelands: A discovery tour of Chicagoland's forgotten areas FREE ADMISSION
Thursday, October 12, 6.30pm-7.45pm @ Palos Heights Public Library

Many times nature hides in plain sight. Join Lake Katherine's Manager Gareth Blakesley as he leads a virtual tour through Chicagoland to explore the Edgelands, the sometimes forgotten areas of nature within and around Chicago, and often times, right in front of us.

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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