Kicking Off Earth Week
Yesterday, the Naperville Park District kicked off their second annual Earth Week Naperville celebration with their Earth Day Fair. Nearly 30 groups set up displays in the Fort Hill Activity Center, to inform the public about ways to reduce their environmental footprint, manage their own green space, and become more aware about the world of nature around them. Area residents got a chance to learn more about recycling programs and rain barrel purchasing, while kids were buzzing about all the hands-on activities. To learn more about other Earth Week Naperville activities this week, check out the park district’s website. https://napervilleparks.org/earthweek
Free Forest School
Today marks the first class of the Naperville chapter of the Free Forest School. The weekly program, which meets in Pioneer Park, gives kids a chance to explore nature right here in Naperville, while learning in the process. The nature-based education is free, and is run by volunteer leaders. This is currently the only chapter in the Chicago suburbs.
NPD Looking for High Schoolers
The Naperville Police Department is looking for young recruits for their seven-week Youth Academy to be held this summer. The program is open to Naperville high schoolers looking to learn more about law enforcement. Topics to be covered include police investigations, forensics, and police patrol operations, among others. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can apply on the City of Naperville’s website. http://www.naperville.il.us/services/naperville-police-department/programs-and-services/citizen-police-academy/
Benet Lax Holds off North
With the temperature finally trending up over the weekend, Naperville North boys lacrosse went head-to-head against Benet Academy. The Huskies grabbed the early edge with two quick goals, but the Redwings tied things up with a Jason Rowaiye goal in the final seconds of the first quarter. Benet built up a four goal lead into the start of the fourth quarter thanks to a nifty shot from Kyle Bollman. North would not go down quietly, scoring three consecutive goals to cut the deficit to 10-9. In the final seconds, Benet was able to prevent the Huskies from getting a shot off as the Redwings held on for their fourth win in a row.
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