Wind, snow, rain or
dark of night won't keep Super Ike Conservation Heroes away from nature! The
Porter County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America hosted their
annual Family Nature Nights at Brummitt Elementary School of Chesterton on
Tuesday, March 14, and at Yost Elementary on Thursday, March 16.
Family Nature Night
is a chance for school families to come to their school in the evening to
meet native and exotic animals, learn about conservation in their community,
play games that teach respect for nature and have lots of fun together while
doing it. This year the chapter is highlighting young people who complete
each booth at Family Nature Night and show great enthusiasm toward
conservation, as ‘Super Ikes.’
"PCC is all about
conservation. We don't have a club house, a boat launch or a gun range...we
just focus on clean water, habitat restoration and general conservation in
NW Indiana," said the chapter's Executive Director, Annette Hansen.
"Conservation Super Heroes like Zoe, Emmet, Claire and Millie, deserve
special recognition and will be invited to learn more with the chapter
during actual restoration projects at our conservation properties around
Porter County. Getting youth involved as 'Defenders of Nature' is the key to
our long-term goals."
Funding for these
programs is provided in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake
Michigan Coastal Program and the Izaak Walton League of America National
in coming to such an event can find PCC on April 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m, at the
Porter County Museum’s Earth Day Celebration in Valparaiso and at the
"Migratory Bird Festival and Habitat Improvement Day" at Westchester Bird
Sanctuary in Chesterton, 1050 S 11th, on April 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
information call Hansen at 219-241-7431, visit PCC on Facebook @PCCIWLA or
their new website: NWIconservation.org