Join the WMS teachers for a swim party at the Wheaton Sport
Center and take advantage of the Sport Center's indoor, heated,
recreational pool. Lifeguards on duty! Pizza, ice cream, goodies, and
extra fun provided by the family of Sasha and Sophia Benson!
Purchase one spot for $50. Twenty spots available.
Calling all young nature lovers! Come join Addy and her mom for a nature inspired story hour at Churchill Park (250 Geneva Road Glen Ellyn in the pavilion). We will read nature stories, take a hike, and make a craft! For primary students. Parents are welcome to drop off or stay.
Purchase one spot at $30. Six spots available.
Celebrate the beginning of summer with drinks, food, and friends and some fun competition on a 70' obstacle course at the home of the White family in Winfield, IL.
Purchase one family spot at $60. Ten family spots available.
The natural history of the Chicago region is far richer than anyone would expect. Join me on a tour of not just one, but two of the jewels of the region. We’ll discuss the physical and botanical history of the region and see a few of the threatened/endangered plant species found here. Meet at WMS parking lot, bring cash for lunch, dress for the weather and for a hike. Outdoor boots/pants required. Be prepared to check yourself for ticks afterwards. Be prepared for 1-2 miles of light to medium difficulty hiking. Limited to 4 guests total. Led by the winner of the Illinois Native
Plant Society’s Big Year 2016 (this means he knows all the plants).
Purchase one spot for $50. Four spots available.
Join editing and
publishing powerhouse Catherine Penney, Eleanor and Imogene's mother,
for a creative writing workshop! Fine-tune your fiction, practice your
poetry, and nourish your non-fiction skills. Snacks, prompts, and more
provided for lucky winners ages 4th grade and above.
Purchase one spot at $30. Five spots available.
Go behind the scenes of the Cosley Zoo bobcat exhibit with a zookeeper and animal trainer! Learn about the bobcats in the wild, how they were brought back from near extinction, and what is being done today to protect the population. Observe a training session up close and have an opportunity to ask questions from the zookeeper and trainer. There will be plenty of time to sketch the bobcats outside as well as during the presentation. All participants will receive a nature journal and drawing pencils to take home.
We will enter the bobcat building portion of the exhibit from the back with the zookeeper. We are inside during the presentation. The bobcats are always behind a chain link fence and participants stand behind an area at a safe distance. The behind the scenes portion of the program is 30 minutes.
Purchase one spot for $50. Six spots available.
Cosley Zoo has an amazing collection of animals! Our zookeeper presentation includes learning about the different kinds of animals, how they are cared for, and why they are important. After the presentation, we'll use all our new knowledge and observations to help us add details to our drawings!
Participants will have their matted drawing, as well as receiving a sketch book and art pencil to bring home.
YouTube "InstantPot 101" sensation and WMS parent Hafsa Rana will be hosting an InstantPot Party and Dinner on May 20th at 6pm. She'll walk us through the many uses and possibilities and share some of her expertise. Bring your Instant Pot, a recipe you've been wanting to try, and the ingredients needed. After the "lesson," we'll all sit down to an Instant-Cooked meal together. Limit - 5
Purchase one spot for $50. Five spots available.
The perfect event for your little firefighter! Join us at the Wheaton fire department for a private tour of the station! Parents of primary-aged children should plan to
attend the tour. Snacks and goodie bags provided!
Purchase one spot for $25. Twenty-five spots available.
Who's got game? We do! Join us (Ulreh Vogt and Kate Wasserman--WMS
parents) at our home in Wheaton for an evening of board games. If you're
looking for something a little different from rolling dice and moving
around a board, this is the party for you! No matter your level of
experience with Euro-style games, from total newbie to advanced gamer,
we've got something you'll enjoy, and we love teaching new players. Join
us for games, snacks, and good company!