Jan. 28, 2013 – Monday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Come and learn about the origins, development and organizational structure of Angelic Organic Learning Center. The Center is entering its 15th year as the nonprofit partner to Angelic Organics farm. Lunch is included. The Snow date will be Jan. 29, $100 please pre-register (815) 389 – 8455 or visit: http://www.learngrowconnect.org
Address: 1547 Rockton Road – Caledonia, IL 61011- Fax. (425) 969 – 0317.
Angelic Organics Learning Center helps urban and rural people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy foods and a better quality of life, connect wih farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills. The Learning Center is a non-profit organization, and reaches more than 4,000 people each year through its programs at partner farms and urban growing sites in nothern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. For more information or to get involved, visit their web site. http://www.learngrowconnect.org
Jan. 29, 2013 – Tuesday – 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Burpee Museum of Natural History. Home School Class: “A Pretty Rotten Time.” Investigate the difference between bread mold and mushrooms. Observe structures that produce sores in bread molds and mushrooms. Classes are based on Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science curriculum produced by the National Science Foundation. For ages 10 and up. Pre-registration and pay is required. Call Education Dept. (815) 965 – 3433 ext. 1020 to register. Fees $12.00 per child members, additional siblings $9.00 per child. $16.00 per child non members, additional siblings $13.00 per child.
Burpee Museum of Natural History – 737 N. Main Street – Rockford, IL 61103 – (815) 965 – 3433 – phone. fax (815) 965 – 2703 or visit: http://www.burpee.org
Burpee Museum of Natural History, is located at 737 N. Main Street, Rockford, Il, and is the home of Jane, Rockford’s Celebrity Dinosaur. Unearthed in the Badlands of Montana in the summer of 2002 by Burpee paleontologists. Jane is considered one of the most spectacular finds in the history or paleontology established in 1941. The Burpee Museum, is one of the preeminent natural history museums and is located on the banks of the Rock River in Rockford, IL. The Museum hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, seven days a week. They are closed Major Holidays. There is free parking, and additional parking information is available on the web site. www.burpee.org
Visit the web or call or fees and information about membership. General admission is free for Burpee Museum members and children under 4 years of age.
Byron Forest Preserve – Boy Scouts – Astronomy – Jan. 29, 2013. 6 pm – 9 pm. Meet at the Jarrett Center, 7993 N. River Rd. Call (815) 234 – 8535 ext, 200 to register. The fee is $9.00 per person.
Byron Forest Preserve have field trips to Natural History Museum, Observatory and Heritage Farm. Scouts, schools, and senior groups are welcome to the Forest Preserve for an educational and fun tour of the great museums. Staff welcomes and gives tours for the low cost of $1.50/person with a minimum of $30/group. They offer many sessions to choose from including prairie ecology, astronomy, and museum tour. Call (815) 234 – 8535 ext. 217 to schedule your next outing.