The Izaak Walton
League of America - Porter County Chapter has rescheduled their "Gnomes Day
Out" fairy festival for Saturday, June 29. The nature celebration will run
from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is held at the chapter's Frame Family Little
Calumet Conservation Area; 1288 County Line Road (find it on Google Maps).
Look for the sign on County Line Road between 20 and 6. 4 miles south of 20.
friendly event features new activities each year as well as old favorites,
like the Fairy House Trail, making a wand and choosing a fairy name
necklace. This year children can adopt a dragon egg and learn how to care
for it plus meet JoJo the live Fairy Pig. Children may collect autographs
from the Fairy Troop in a complimentary signature book and search for the
Lost Fairy Camps while exploring the Izaak Walton's conservation property.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in fantasy costume.
The chapter asks a
$10 donation per child for all the fairy perks (babies under 1 year are
free) and one free adult with each child is allowed. This year admission
donations will raise funds toward the chapter’s new ‘E-STEM in the Field’
program; a citizen science opportunity for local school children. PCC thanks
the NiSource Environmental Action and IWLA Endowment Grants for also
supporting that program starting this fall.
IWLA-PCC are the
folks that bring 'Family Nature Nights' to elementary schools, host a
'Conservation Corner' for families during the Porter County Fair and many
other pubic events. Like and follow the fantastical event on facebook.com/gnomesdayout,
or email PCC’s Executive Director at email@example.com with