Lilly Center releases summer events calendar

Kids can experience a range of little animals during the Critter Encounters. Photo provided.
News Release

WINONA LAKE —¬† The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams invites you to participate in some of the unique, educational programs scheduled this summer.

  • WCPL Stories & STEM: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m. at Warsaw Community Public
    Library. Bring your elementary-age children and learn about the many aspects of lake
    ecosystems through stories and hands-on projects. No registration is required.
  • Critter Encounter: Turtle: June 9, 9:30 a.m. at the Lilly Center. A morning of fun for the
    whole family! Interact with native turtles and enjoy a themed critter tale, critter
    creation, and critter activity. RSVP required. Free, with snacks provided.
  • Critter Encounter: Crayfish: June 23, 9:30 a.m. at the Lilly Center. Bring the whole family for hands-on fun! Enjoy a native crayfish-themed critter tale, critter creation, and critter activity. RSVP required. Free, with snacks provided.
  • Critter Encounter: Frog: July 7, 9:30 a.m. at the Lilly Center. A fun morning for the whole family! Enjoy native leopard frogs through a themed critter tale, critter creation, and critter activity. RSVP required. Free, with snacks provided.
  • Ecotour: Big Chapman Lake: July 10, 7:00 p.m. Get to know Big Chapman Lake on a new level! Ecotours are like ranger talks – but on the lakes. RSVP is required.
  • Critter Encounter: Mystery Critter: July 21, 9:30 a.m. at the Lilly Center. Interact with a
    to-be-announced critter through a themed critter tale, critter creation, and critter
    activity. RSVP required. Free, with snacks provided.
  • Ecotour: Lake Wawasee: July 11, 7:00 p.m. Get to know Lake Wawasee on a new level!
    Ecotours are like ranger talks – but on the lakes. RSVP is required.
  • Ecotour: Winona Lake: July 13, 7:00 p.m. Get to know Winona Lake on a new level!
    Ecotours are like ranger talks – but on the lakes. RSVP is required.
  • ¬†Ecotour: Lake Tippecanoe: July 14, 7:00 p.m. Get to know Lake Tippecanoe on a new
    level! Ecotours are like ranger talks – but on the lakes. RSVP is required.
  • Aquatic Plant ID Expedition: August 10, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spend an evening outside at
    the Tri-Lakes with Matthew Linn, a DNR biologist, and learn about the diverse aquatic
    plants in our lakes. RSVP is required.

A special thank you to DePuy Synthes for sponsoring Critter Encounters, and the Zimmer
Biomet Foundation for sponsoring the Expedition and Ecotour series!
For more information and to register for events, visit https://lakes.grace.edu/events/