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Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
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February 13, 2016
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9:00 AM - 11:59 AM
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.
 

February 13, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Scout Saturday: Mammal Study Merit Badge
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February 13, 2016
AnimalAdaptations
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about the mammals that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 

February 13, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Renaissance Spies
Event details:
February 13, 2016
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Learn to decode the symbolism found within the textual art of Shakespeare's Folio and the inspirations of the 16th century that formed Master Shakespeare's creativity. Presented by Kimba Wawrzyniak and Christopher Stryker, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 13, 2016 (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
Inside The Tempest: Performance Preview
Event details:
February 13, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This presentation will explore the characters, themes, historical context and contemporary relevance of Shakespeare's last great masterpiece, "The Tempest." The director and creative team behind the College of Lake County's "The Tempest" will share their artistic vision and present a preview of what audiences can expect from the Feb. 26 - March 5 production.
 

February 13, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Advanced Shakespeare Workshop
Event details:
February 13, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Advanced workshop on Shakespeare's writings for presenters. We will be working under the premise that understanding the text is the gateway to presenting the text. Presented by Jennifer Glueckstein, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 13, 2016 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Shakespeare on Love, and the Afterlives of Shakespearean Lovers
Event details:
February 14, 2016
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
This talk will focus on Shakespeare's depiction of love in the relationships of Romeo and Juliet and Beatrice and Benedick (Much Ado about Nothing) and on some of the ways in which their romantic stories have been adapted to address the socio-cultural concerns of our own times. Presented by Professor Verna Foster, Loyola University Chicago.
 

February 14, 2016 (12:00 PM - 12:45 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 14, 2016
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1:00 PM - 3:59 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.
 

February 14, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
Elizabethan Faire
Event details:
February 14, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us for a day of celebration as the Bristol Renaissance Faire brings 16th century England to the Lake County Discovery Museum! Meet Queen Elizabeth, watch performances of Shakespeare's work, immerse yourself in hands-on crafts of the era and enjoy musical pieces which inspired William Shakespeare. Presented by the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 14, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Romantic Night Hike
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February 14, 2016
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Learn wildlife courtship behaviors in a guided hike or self-guided ski/hike, then warm up with hot chocolate and s'mores.
 

February 14, 2016 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Scout Monday: Earth Rocks
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February 15, 2016
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join the Lake County Forest Preserves and work towards earning your scout badge on this day off school. This program is for individual scouts or troops with less than six members.
 

February 15, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Playdate with Nature: Greenbelt
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February 15, 2016
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven to be healthy and beneficial to children of all ages.
 

February 15, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Shakespeare's Starling
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February 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The European starling appeared in Shakespeare's plays but how did it get to North America? Through stories, a craft and a short hike learn how some invasive birds arrived and adapted to survive.
 

February 16, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
February 16, 2016
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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.
 

February 16, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Calling Frog Survey Workshop
Event details:
February 16, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Lake County Forest Preserve biologist Gary Glowacki for a workshop dedicated to identifying and monitoring frog species in the county.
 

February 16, 2016 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 16, 2016
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9:00 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.
 

February 16, 2016 9:00 PM
Homeschool Companion: Shakespeare's First Folio
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February 17, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the national traveling exhibition Shakespeare's First Folio and learn about this rare book's importance through hands-on activities.
 

February 17, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
February 17, 2016
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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.
 

February 17, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 18, 2016
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9:00 AM
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.
 

February 18, 2016 9:00 AM
Shakespeare and Religion
Event details:
February 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shakespeare's contemporaries took their religious faith seriously, and religious themes weave throughout his own works. We will explore the history of the Tudor church, the role of religion in the lives of English men and women in Shakespeare's time and the ways that religion shaped his audiences' understanding of his plays and sonnets. Presented by Andrew Howard, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 18, 2016 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
February 20, 2016
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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.
 

February 20, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
February 20, 2016
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9:00 AM - 11:59 AM
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.
 

February 20, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Weapons and Armor Interactive Display
Event details:
February 20, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
This is your chance to try on armor and feel the weight of weapons from the time of Shakespeare! We will have different pieces for hands-on exploration and knowledgeable historians to talk about the equipment used by soldiers and the common man from the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Presented by the Trayn'd Bande, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 20, 2016 (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
How Weapons Work
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February 20, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weapons work to do damage in all different ways. In this show, we illustrate how that works as well as how the medical practices of the 16th century can fix those problems. Presented by the Trayn'd Bande, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 20, 2016 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
The History of the First Folio
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February 20, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The First Folio is one of the most valuable books in the world. Its history as an object for collectors, libraries, and even thieves provides a saga of its own. Guest speaker, Richard Mallette, Distinguished Service Professor of English, Emeritus, Lake Forest College.
 

February 20, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Navigation in the Age of Exploration
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February 20, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Plot a near-shore course using Elizabethan-era historical charts and practical methods. Discuss the importance of charts and how to read them. Learn about how to navigate by dead reckoning, the period tools used to estimate this, and how variance was gauged. Time permitting, there will be an introduction to astrological navigation and its increasing importance in the Age of Exploration. Presented by Jeff Shoemaker, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 20, 2016 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
February 21, 2016
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12:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

February 21, 2016 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Fiber Arts and Clothing
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February 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Investigate the styles and techniques for creating the intricacies of Renaissance fashion. Experts in Renaissance weaving and needlework share their knowledge and give guests the opportunity to try their hand at these ancient arts. Presented by the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 21, 2016 (12:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 21, 2016
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1:00 PM - 3:59 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.
 

February 21, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
Barber Surgery
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February 21, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Compare medical cures and methods from Renaissance England to modern technique. Our expert barber surgeon explains the beliefs about healthy living in the Renaissance and describes in vivid detail the procedures to cure a variety of illness or injury. Presented by Fred Henry, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 21, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Winter Nature Walk/Snowshoe
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February 21, 2016
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Enjoy a guided nature walk on the trail to the kame top overlook and back. Learn about winter adaptations and possibly hear hoots or howls.
 

February 21, 2016 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
February 23, 2016
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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.
 

February 23, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 23, 2016
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9:00 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.
 

February 23, 2016 9:00 PM
Small Discoveries: Pioneer Play
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February 24, 2016
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Explore the lives of Lake County's pioneers, and practice churning butter, gathering water, and playing games.
 

February 24, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Winter Walk Wednesdays: Lyons Woods
Event details:
February 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Keep active outdoors in the colder months with these bi-monthly walks. It's refreshing, there are no biting insects, and you'll experience the wonders of the winter season.
 

February 24, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
February 24, 2016
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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.
 

February 24, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Workshop
Event details:
February 25, 2016
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.
 

February 25, 2016 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 25, 2016
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9:00 AM
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.
 

February 25, 2016 9:00 AM
Wauconda High School Performance
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February 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Students and faculty from Wauconda High School will perform scenes, readings and music from Shakespeare and other artists of the Elizabethan period.
 

February 27, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
First Folio Method Workshop
Event details:
February 27, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This interactive workshop will teach participants about the First Folio Method and its history. We will focus on how to read, act and block using the First Folio and discuss the value of embracing the 'mistakes' that modern editors remove from Shakespeare's works.
 

February 27, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
36 Acres: A Photographic Exploration of the Reed-Turner Woodland
Event details:
February 28, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Join us for an exhibition of work by photographer Tobin Fraley that explores the wonder that can be found in the everyday details of a local natural area.
 

February 28, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Avian Architecture: The Bird Sanctuaries of Dave La Forge
Event details:
February 28, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Bird sanctuaries can be as varied and exquisite as the homes we live in. Multi-media artist Dave La Forge was inspired by the beauty of birds and nature around us to create this exhibition of unique platform bird feeders made from recycled materials and featuring distinctive and unexpected details.
 

February 28, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
February 28, 2016
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9:00 AM
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.
 

February 28, 2016 9:00 AM
Shakespeare in Context
Event details:
February 28, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
One of the keys to understanding the writings of a bygone time is to understand the context it was written in. We can develop a rich understanding of culture by looking at simple facts of life for the Elizabethan common person. We will take a look at what daily life was like for the people attending Shakespeare's plays and how he wrote to make connections to that daily life. Presented by Chris Last, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 28, 2016 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 28, 2016
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1:00 PM - 3:59 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.
 

February 28, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
Bring Us Good Ale! Historic Brewing
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February 28, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The 16th century saw an explosion of offerings from beer and ale to wine and spirits. We'll showcase some of the amazing history of pub culture and discuss historic beverages and how they were made. Hands-on interaction with the ingredients used and historic recipes will be provided. Presented by Chris Last and Scott Borlick, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 28, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
How Not to Die
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February 28, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The most important lesson in any martial scenario is "How Not to Die". This show will showcase simple methods of how to defend yourself in an educational and humorous manner. Presented by the Trayn'd Bande, Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 

February 28, 2016 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Old School
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March 05, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

March 05, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Grassy Lake
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March 05, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Get outside and enjoy a one-hour guided nature hike at a different preserve each month.
 

March 05, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
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March 05, 2016
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 05, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
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March 05, 2016
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 05, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
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March 05, 2016
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 05, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
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March 06, 2016
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 06, 2016 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
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March 06, 2016
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 06, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Maple Syrup
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March 08, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

March 08, 2016 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Small Discoveries: Digging for Dinosaurs
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March 09, 2016
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Small discoveries add up to big fun for your little ones! Join us select Wednesdays as we explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, pretend play and simple crafts. A great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and get to know other families.
 

March 09, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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March 10, 2016
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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.
 

March 10, 2016 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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March 11, 2016
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of the month. Learn about topics in astronomy and stargaze with members' telescopes, weather permitting.
 

March 11, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Heron Creek
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March 12, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

March 12, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
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March 12, 2016
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2016 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
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March 12, 2016
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2016 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
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March 12, 2016
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
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March 12, 2016
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
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March 12, 2016
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
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March 13, 2016
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 13, 2016 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
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March 13, 2016
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 13, 2016 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
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March 13, 2016
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 13, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
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March 13, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 13, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
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March 13, 2016
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 13, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Grant Woods
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March 19, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

March 19, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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March 19, 2016
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.
 

March 19, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
March 19, 2016
ALMA05
9:00 AM
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.
 

March 19, 2016 9:00 AM
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 19, 2016
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2016 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 19, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2016 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 19, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 19, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 19, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
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March 20, 2016
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 20, 2016 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
March 20, 2016
INGR04
12:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

March 20, 2016 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 20, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 20, 2016 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 20, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 20, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 20, 2016
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:59 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.
 

March 20, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 20, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 20, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 20, 2016
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 20, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 22, 2016
CUMA03
9:00 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.
 

March 22, 2016 9:00 PM
Small Discoveries: Hop Into Spring
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March 23, 2016
crafts01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Small discoveries add up to big fun for your little ones! Join us select Wednesdays as we explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, pretend play and simple crafts. A great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and get to know other families.
 

March 23, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
People and Puppies in the Park
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March 23, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come romp in a dog park for National Puppy Day. Visit an information table to learn which native plants are pet-safe for your backyard, and experience fun, safe ways to hike with your dog. Daily permit fee or annual permit and Dog Park rules apply.
 

March 23, 2016 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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March 24, 2016
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9:00 AM
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.
 

March 24, 2016 9:00 AM
Forest Fitness: Nippersink
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March 26, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

March 26, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
March 26, 2016
ERCA08
9:00 AM - 11:59 AM
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.
 

March 26, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
March 26, 2016
ROSA13
9:00 AM
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.
 

March 26, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 31, 2016
OLSC04
9:00 AM
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.
 

March 31, 2016 9:00 AM
Rookery Watch
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April 02, 2016
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

April 02, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Rt. 60 Canoe Launch
Event details:
April 02, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

April 02, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Half Day
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April 02, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Get outside and enjoy a one-hour guided nature hike at a different preserve each month.
 

April 02, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors
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April 06, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Explore one of the many habitats in Lake County, learning as you walk the 1.3-mile trail loop at Greenbelt Forest Preserve. Walks are paced to the group's ability.
 

April 06, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Homeschool Companion: Plants
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April 06, 2016
SoilandWater
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
What is so amazing about plants? Everything! Learn about plant parts, how they live, and take a hike to see which ones call Lake County home.
 

April 06, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Create with Color
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April 06, 2016
crafts01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Small discoveries add up to big fun for your little ones! Join us select Wednesdays as we explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, pretend play and simple crafts. A great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and get to know other families.
 

April 06, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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April 08, 2016
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of the month. Learn about topics in astronomy and stargaze with members' telescopes, weather permitting.
 

April 08, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
April 09, 2016
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

April 09, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Lyons Woods
Event details:
April 09, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

April 09, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nature Hike
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April 09, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One-hour guided nature hike. Explore a new preserve each month.
 

April 09, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Adlai E. Stevenson's 1953 World Tour
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April 10, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In 1953, Governor of Illinois Adlai E. Stevenson was commissioned by Look Magazine to make an around the world tour to write a series of articles about his observations and findings. The private photographs from that trip are being shown here publicly for the first time. Join us for a presentation by Stevenson scholar Joe Bean, to learn more how these photographs capture Stevenson's remarkable capacity for gaining the respect and admiration of people from around the globe.
 

April 10, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
H is for Hawk: Author Talk
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April 11, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for an evening with Helen Macdonald, author of the best-selling novel H is for Hawk.
 

April 11, 2016 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Camouflage
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April 12, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

April 12, 2016 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
 
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