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October 2020

Nature Bingo Scavenger Hunt

October 1, 2020 - November 1, 2020
Bingo Card

Fall is a perfect time to get the family out to visit a nature preserve. Here’s how to make it even more fun! Through October 31, visit one of our nature preserves and score a Bingo! If you can’t get to one of our preserves, find your nearest pocket of nature and join in! Play with us on Instagram or Facebook to be entered into a drawing to win prizes, or play just for the joy of it! Here’s how…

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January 2021

New Volunteer Callout

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Join us for our New Volunteer Callout via Zoom. Meet several of our staff members, who will introduce you to the work of Shirley Heinze Land Trust and share ways that you can be a part of our mission to preserve and protect natural lands waters in northwestern Indiana. We will be sharing some fun, safe, and impactful ways you can volunteer! The presentation will take about an hour, leaving ample time for questions and discussion. RSVP by filling out…

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Climate Crisis Impacts in Northwest Indiana

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
Free
A log bridge is pictured surrounded by high water in a floodplain forest after a heavy rain

Join in this webinar that will discuss the myriad of environmental changes occurring here in our own back yards due to global climate change.

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February 2021

Adopt-A-Trail Volunteer & Preserve Steward Training

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Join us to learn about our Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) and Preserve Steward (PS) volunteering opportunities and how you can help Shirley Heinze Land Trust by walking our trails, filling out a log of your visits, and letting us know of any issues at the preserve.  Read more...

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Calling Frog Survey Workshop

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

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Calling Frog Survey Workshop

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

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Calling Frog Survey Workshop

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

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Calling Frog Survey Workshop

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

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March 2021

Bringing Nature Home: an Introduction to Native Gardening

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Learn about how Bringing Nature Home and incorporating native plants in your landscaping can make a difference in supporting our local ecosystem.

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Northwest Indiana

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Join us for a discussion of the various habitats of Northwest Indiana and the reptiles and amphibians that live there.

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