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

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 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