10 Friday / April 10, 2020

Nature Sounds: Spring Peepers

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Switchyard Park, South Activity Lawn, 1601 S. Rogers St., Bloomington IN 47403
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/nature

Acoustic musical performances and educational nature presentations.

Friday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the South Activity Lawn at Switchyard Park

Nature topic: Spring Peepers
Musical guest: The Viking Kittens (youth fiddle music)

Did you know that there are frogs that chirp? Others can whistle, croak, ribbit, peep, cluck, bark and grunt. Spring is a great time to appreciate the chorus of frog sounds. Learn about Bloomington’s local frogs, and how their calls are as unique as the frogs themselves! You will have the chance to mimic frog sounds using props while you enjoy a musical performance by the Viking Kittens.

Admission to Nature Sounds concerts is FREE. Bring your own seating.

For more information, please visit: https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/nature

Animals / Children / Live Music / Outdoors

11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Family Day at Eskenazi Museum of Art

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
https://events.iu.edu/artmuseum/view/event/event_id/122466

Let kids take the lead!

Free artist sketchbook, for 100 kids who lead the way to the art-making studio. It’s on the second floor, in the Kimberly and John Simpson Center for Education.

Open Studio: Family Day. Drop in for open-ended art-making exploration with Teacher of the Year, Clark Fralick. Inspiration, materials, and guidance available. Let kids lead in the art-making studio and see where inspiration might take you. Open Studio is located in the Roehm Family Art-making Studio in the Kimberly and John Simpson Center for Education on the second floor of the museum.
Design Your Own Tour. Let kids take the lead into the galleries. Explore, with self-guided prompts, and build a tour together. Choose from four self-guided tour options. Start at the Welcome Center.

Free cookie, for kids who lead the way to the café to recharge before or after exploring galleries. Here with a child? You can enjoy a cookie too. Free cookies for the first 100 kids and their guests The Newkirk Cafe is located on the second floor of the museum.

Free

Children / Education / Exhibits

23 Saturday / May 23, 2020

Olcott Park Weed Wrangle

09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market 401 N Morton St, Bloomington, IN 47404
http://mc-iris.org/sustaining-nature-and-your-land-day.html

Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) are hosting a series of monthly Saturday Invasive Plant Awareness & Control Days in partnership with the City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Outdoors / Speakers / Volunteering

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