'Land Art For Families' takes place at Northerly Island

The Chicago Park District's Nature Oasis program is celebrating nature and art at Northerly Island.

The Land Art For Families event takes place at the downtown park on Sundays throughout the summer. Each Land Art For Families event is free to the public and located at Northerly Island.

The park district's website urges families to take part in activities which include making art from natural products. The art pieces are created from natural products the public will find on a hike through the peninsula which was the former home of Meigs Field.

The park district says that the series is designed to help Chicagoans of all ages experience the wonder of nature, and it works to increase environmental awareness for the public.

The Nature Oasis program started in the summer of 2001, and was created to offer events throughout all four seasons.

The Land Art for Families event takes on the following Sundays:

August 9, 2009 -- 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
August 16, 2009 -- 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
August 23, 2009 -- 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
August 30, 2009 -- 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Northerly Island also plays host to other Nature Oasis programs including:

Nature Story and Activity Hour
Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Stories of the Island: Past, Present, and Future
Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kid Olympics
Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mayor Daley's Fish N' Kids
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information on all of these events including updated times a reservation information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Northerly Island
1400 South Lynn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

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