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The Joy of Nature Journaling
By: Cora Williams
October 25, 2021
Cora Williams, Art Educator, shares how slowing down to observe nature with a notebook and pen can help you build your relationship with the outside world.
Adapted Biking: Bringing All Together on the Trails
By: Tracy Tabaka
October 19, 2021
Bikers share their experiences from the trails and how adapted equipment is creating a more inclusive trail ride.
Finding Peace Through a Healing Walk
By: Nicole Fernandez
October 11, 2021
Nicole Fernandez, a cultural liaison at Three Rivers, reflects on leading a healing walk and offers tips on how you can create the experience on your own.
Bridging Access To Joy In The Outdoors For Latino Seniors
By: Giannina Posner
September 13, 2021
As we enter National Hispanic Heritage Month, Three Rivers joins in honoring the contributions and cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans. In this week's post, learn about Three Rivers' Latino Senior Engagement program, what activities participants have done together, and how to get involved.
10 Summery Outdoor Date Ideas
By: Mary Christine Kane
August 23, 2021
Summer isn't over yet! Grab a date or a friend and find a new outdoor adventure in Three Rivers.
Bringing Back Butterflies: What It Takes To Complete A Reintroduction
By: John Moriarty
August 16, 2021
From securing permits to making sure habitat is just right, a lot of work goes into bringing new butterflies into our parks. Learn all about the process of reintroducing butterflies, our past successes and which butterflies we hope to introduce into our parks in the future.
Pathways Into the Parks
By: Harshita Somani
August 10, 2021
The Pathways Internship program introduces teenagers to various roles throughout Three Rivers Park District, giving them an opportunity to explore different career paths. Follow along with Harshita Somani, the 2021 marketing intern, as she relays her experience in the program this summer.
My Experience Finding New Adventures in Three Rivers
By: Beth Kalpin
July 19, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Beth Kalpin was looking for safe ways to get herself and her family out of the house. A walk through Hyland Lake Park Reserve kicked off what would become a year of new adventures at Three Rivers. From kicksledding to fly fishing and everything in between, read all about their year of outdoor explorations.
Why and How We Survey Bumblebees at Three Rivers
By: Angela Grill
July 12, 2021
Understanding how our bumblebee populations are changing and why helps us determine how we can best support them. Read on to learn all about how we conduct bumblebee surveys in our parks and what you can do to help collect valuable bumblebee data.
A Legacy of Service: How One Volunteer Gave 10,000 Hours
By: Katie Brom
June 28, 2021
Since 1988, Gene Lau has given more than 10,000 hours of his time to Three Rivers — more than any other volunteer we've had. Learn all about Gene's volunteer roles, why he enjoys it and how he ended up contributing so much time.
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