Youth & Family Programs

Saturday, March 4
Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room
834 Lake St., Oak Park

For ages 3-8+
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Habitats!, Slugs + Bugs and Kid of the Wild

Habitats! Join us for a morning of sing a-longs about animals in their habitats, plus short films Slugs and Bugs, and Kid of the Wild. Families will learn about opportunities for connecting with local nature through Go Green Oak Park, The Frog Lady (who will bring her reptile friends), the Park District of Oak Park/Austin Gardens Nature Center, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Trailside Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

For ages 9-13+
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Activist Kids: Stories of Trust California and Stories of Trust Arizona

Join us for a screening of Stories of Trust: California and Stories of Trust: Arizona, featuring remarkable plaintiffs from the first-ever landmark US climate youth lawsuit.

Afterwards, local teen Elise Pope will share stories of her outback camping experiences in Canada, and how connecting to nature is one piece to unlocking youth activism. Ovya Ganesan, an OPRF high school senior, will discuss her experience on the Village advisory commission for Environment and Energy.

Families and youth will learn about opportunities for connecting with local nature through Go Green Oak Park, The Frog Lady (who will bring her reptile friends), the Park District of Oak Park/Austin Gardens Nature Center, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Trailside Museum. An optional game called Scorpion Touch will be on offer. Light refreshments will be served.