Virtual Outdoors Week

While Virtual Outdoors Week is behind us, the fun doesn’t have to be! I wanted to give a quick reminder to email me your photos of playing Bingo and Scavenger Hunt if you haven’t already.

For Bingo, anyone who plays and submits a photo will win a prize, while supplies last.

For Scavenger Hunt, anyone who plays and submits a photo will win a prize, while supplies last. To be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize: a VIP Tour of Brookfield Zoo, send me photos of you completing at least 6 tasks.

Haven’t started? It’s not too late, and I’ve attached the Bingo and Scavenger Hunt cards to this email. Don’t forget to send us your photos by Tuesday, June 30th to District15@cookcountyil.gov.

This year’s event was a success- I had so much fun and I’d like to thank all of you for participating, being engaged, and adapting to a digital setting for our events. I really appreciated hearing from all of you this week, and hopefully you were inspired to explore the outdoors.

Download a pack of bingo cards HERE
Download a scavenger hunt card HERE
See where my favorite nature sites are in the 15th District are HERE

For questions you can email District15@cookcountyil.gov or call our office at (847) 519-7674.

Schedule of Livestreamed Events on my Facebook page here:

Monday, June 15th at 12 PM: Nature in the Northwest Suburbs with Forest Preserves of Cook County
Watch recording HERE

ICYMI (Activities and articles from Forest Preserves of Cook County):

How to attract more butterflies to your garden

Activity: Migratory Bird Race

Activity: Create Your Own Bird Feeder

Article: How to make garlic mustard pesto with an invasive species

Tuesday, June 16th at 1 PM: Bringing the Zoo to You with Brookfield Zoo
Watch recording HERE

ICYMI (Activities and articles from Brookfield Zoo):

Wednesday, June 17th at 11 AM: Budburst: The Stories that Plants Tell with Chicago Botanic Garden
Watch recording HERE

Action: Do Plant ID with Budburst

Activity: Fun with Mud

Craft: Kindness Stones

Craft: Making Rainbows

Thursday, June 18th all day: Backyard Camping Tips

Activity: Virtual National Park Tour

Activities: Indoor Camping Tips

Action: Learn about building campfires

Action: Learn how to set up a tent

Activity: Cook a foil dinner

Activity: Start a Moon Journal

Action: First-time Camping Tips

Friday, June 19th at 12 PM: Smart Cycling Tips with Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove
Watch recording HERE

Resource: Favorite Bike Routes from Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove

Activity: Bike Safety Quiz

Article: Biking during COVID-19 Tips

 Saturday, June 20th all day: Celebrate all of the Outdoors

Craft: Nature Weave Board and Mini-Compost Bin from Brookfield Zoo

Resource: Fishing Tips from the Arlington Anglers

Resource: Bike Route Recommendations from Forest Preserves of Cook County

Activity: Setting Up a Rain Barrel