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Forest Fitness: Old School
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November 25, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

November 25, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 26, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

November 26, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 28, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

November 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
November 28, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

November 28, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
November 29, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

November 29, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
November 30, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

November 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
December 02, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
December 02, 2017
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Half Day
Event details:
December 02, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

December 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
Event details:
December 03, 2017
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 03, 2017 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 03, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 03, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 05, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 05, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 05, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 05, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
December 05, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

December 05, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 06, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 06, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
December 08, 2017
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

December 08, 2017 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Night Hike
Event details:
December 09, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Enjoy a night out with the family while exploring Ryerson Woods. Join us for a guided walk, on a candle-lit path, followed by roasted marshmallows around a cozy campfire.
 

December 09, 2017 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 10, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 10, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 12, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Red-headed woodpecker
Event details:
December 12, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn with your preschooler about the 12 priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them. Hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

December 12, 2017 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 12, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 12, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 13, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 13, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
December 14, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
December 14, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 

December 14, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
December 16, 2017
GRWO02
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
December 16, 2017
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
December 17, 2017
INGR04
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
It's a Bird, It's a Plane
Event details:
December 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate Wright Brothers Day by making paper planes to fly like birds. Drop-in to learn the physics of plane and bird flight and explore raptor wing shapes designed to hunt prey.
 

December 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 17, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 17, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 19, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 19, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 19, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 20, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 20, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
December 21, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 21, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Winter Woods Night Hike
Event details:
December 22, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Discover the magic of a winter woods at night while learning the survival strategies of our native wildlife. An indoor presentation will be followed by a walk on a candle-lit path.
 

December 22, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 26, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 26, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 27, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 27, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
December 28, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

December 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hoot and Howl Hike
Event details:
December 30, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Winter is a great time to listen for coyotes and owls, which are active year-round. Bundle up and learn about these amazing animals while we listen for them in the preserve. Perhaps we’ll get lucky enough to hear a hoot and a howl.
 

December 30, 2017 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
Scout Saturday: Mammal Study Merit Badge
Event details:
January 06, 2018
AnimalAdaptations
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about the mammals that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 

January 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Lakewood
Event details:
January 06, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

January 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Hikin' Tykes: Letters in Nature
Event details:
January 09, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

January 09, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
January 11, 2018
kids-stock01
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 

January 11, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
January 12, 2018
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

January 12, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature-ML King Day
Event details:
January 15, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

January 15, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Mysteries in the Snow
Event details:
January 20, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Discover who’s active in winter by observing clues in the snow and surrounding natural community. Fine tune your animal observation skills, including how to identify tracks and scat.
 

January 20, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Event details:
January 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
How many squirrel species live in Lake County? Drop-in for squirrel trivia, touch table, crafts, and a hike while using Project Squirrel to become a citizen scientist.
 

January 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
 
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