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STEM Saturdays at 18022 Dixie Highway  

Drop in from 10am-1pm / FREE

Nanoscience / Legos / PopUp SCIENCE @Home kits

Imagination Playground / Dinosaur Bones / STEAM Studio Making


Oct 16/ Creatures of the Night: Little Brown Bats, Forest Preserves of Cook County

Oct 30/ Frog Dissection, HF Science Ambassadors

Nov 13/ Acorn Hide & Seek: Red Headed Woodpeckers, Forest Preserves of Cook County

Nov 27/ Down to the Bone, HF Science Ambassadors

We are back in the building!
Visit us on Dixie Highway!


Walk Walton  

October 24, 2021 at Izaak Walton Preserve


$10 adults, Kids are Free



  •      Nature Scavenger Hunt

  •      Explorer Backpack for Kids

  •      Animals in Fall

  •      Fantastic Fall Trees

  •      Pumpkin Patch

  •      Donuts & Hot Drinks

Presented by Homewood Science Center in partnership with Izaak Walton Preserve & the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Grant Orthodontics

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Chicago Southland STEM Network Meeting
Early STEM Matters with
Beth VanMeeteren, Ed.D
November 16, 2021 5pm-6pm

Virtual via Google Meet

This is an online meeting. Please register here and a GoogleMeet link will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.

Our community believes that STEM matters, especially early STEM! At this convening of the Chicago Southland STEM Network, we will report on what we have learned from early childhood STEM experts, like our featured speaker, Professor Beth VanMeeteren, and how those ideas are reflected in Homewood Science Center programs.

Beth VanMeeteren, Ed.D. is the Director of Iowa Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. Her research interests include PreK and elementary engineering education; integrated STEM and literacy education in early childhood; math games and development in mathematics. Professor VanMeeteren will focus her talk on Ramps and Pathways, an integrative STEM experience for children PreK-2nd grade as well as other EC STEM resources available through her Center.


Spotlight On: The Importance of Identity 

October 14, 2021 at 7pm

Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston, CEO & Founder of Optimal Learning Solutions, will share the importance of identity, with a particular focus on adolescents. Discussion will center on identity issues, factors that influence identity development, and strategies to support healthy identity development. Dr. Brown-Thirston will leave participants with practical information to support adolescents during this important developmental stage.


Free webinar series for learners of all ages, sponsored by John & Elizabeth Oliver


October 14 at 7pm / Importance of Identity

November 18 at 7pm / Mental Health Matters for People of Color

December 9 at 7pm / Children's Emotional Wellness



January 13, 2022 at 7pm / Amazon Rising at the Shedd Aquarium

February 10, 2022 at 7pm / Habitats at the Morton Arboretum


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