DNR LARE GrantMonroe Lake interpretive naturalist Jill Vance is offering multiple virtual learning opportunities this month on the property’s Facebook page, facebook.com/monroelake.

History will be the focus of “Gone but Not Forgotten,” a series of short videos that will highlight the stories of settlers who once lived in the Salt Creek Valley. Each will be filmed on site at a historic cemetery. The first two videos are scheduled for release Nov. 10 and 24 at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, Monroe Lake will have a virtual astronomy celebration, One Starry Night. Facebook posts throughout the day will focus on hands-on activities, crafts, video links, and other ideas to explore astronomy with children. People are encouraged to cap off the celebration by stargazing from their own backyards in the evening.

Vance will stream a Facebook Live program on Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. titled “The Nut Gatherers” that will explore how chipmunks, squirrels, and blue jays gather nuts and store them for the winter season. Live viewers can participate in real-time by typing questions.

For the complete details on where and how to view and participate in these virtual programs, see the Events tab on the Monroe Lake Facebook page.

View a large archive of past virtual programs under the Videos tab on Monroe Lake’s Facebook page. Videos are available on a wide range of topics and can be embedded into other platforms by educators whose students can’t access Facebook directly.