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Forest Fitness: Lakewood
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April 30, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

April 30, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
April 30, 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 30, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 01, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 01, 2016 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
May 01, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthy and beneficial to children of all ages.
 

May 01, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Wildflower Walk
Event details:
CANCELLED
May 01, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join a guided walk to learn about spring woodland wildflowers.
 

May 01, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Bluebird Hike
Event details:
CANCELLED
May 01, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn about eastern bluebirds and what makes them a special species while you hike to view birds and the nest box homes we create for them.
 

May 01, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Spring Sounds Walk
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CANCELLED
May 01, 2016
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Experience the wonder of a spring night where the sounds of frogs, coyotes, owls and other nocturnal birds may be heard.
 

May 01, 2016 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Paddle the Big Canoe: Van Patten
Event details:
CANCELLED
May 03, 2016
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Have you ever seen that big canoe tied at Sterling Lake dock and wondered what it is used for or how you can get in it? Here's your chance to try it out.
 

May 03, 2016 (6:15 PM - 8:15 PM)
CANCELLED 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 03, 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.
 

May 03, 2016 9:00 PM
Restoration Workday: MacArthur Woods
Event details:
May 04, 2016
Volunteer-06
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.
 

May 04, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors: Sedge Meadow
Event details:
May 04, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Explore one of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you walk the 1.4-mile trail loop at Sedge Meadow Forest Preserve. Walks are paced to the group's ability.
 

May 04, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Small Discoveries: Mother's Day
Event details:
May 04, 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.
 

May 04, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 05, 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.
 

May 05, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 05, 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.
 

May 05, 2016 9:00 AM
Spring Bird Walk: Wright Woods
Event details:
May 07, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 07, 2016 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
May 07, 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.
 

May 07, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 07, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 07, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
May 07, 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.
 

May 07, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 07, 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.
 

May 07, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 07, 2016
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 07, 2016 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
May 07, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Get outside and enjoy a one-hour guided nature hike at a different preserve each month.
 

May 07, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Tasting History: Fun Flavors of the Fifties
Event details:
May 07, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oh, there is nothing like a frankfurter and hard-boiled egg aspic! 1950s cooking was whimsical, colorful and at times a bit dangerous. This historical cooking class will introduce you to some of it in an amusing, entertaining and delicious way.
 

May 07, 2016 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 08, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 08, 2016 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Marl Flat
Event details:
May 08, 2016
ERCA08
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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.
 

May 08, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 08, 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.
 

May 08, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 08, 2016
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 08, 2016 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 08, 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.
 

May 08, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Wildflowers
Event details:
May 10, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

May 10, 2016 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 10, 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.
 

May 10, 2016 9:00 PM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 10, 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.
 

May 10, 2016 9:00 PM
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 12, 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.
 

May 12, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 12, 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.
 

May 12, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 12, 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.
 

May 12, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
May 12, 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.
 

May 12, 2016 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
May 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

May 12, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
May 12, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

May 12, 2016 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
May 13, 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.
 

May 13, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
May 14, 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.
 

May 14, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Pine Dunes
Event details:
May 14, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 14, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nature Hike
Event details:
May 14, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One-hour guided nature hike. Explore a new preserve each month.
 

May 14, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
May 14, 2016
PRWO03
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.
 

May 14, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
CANCELLED
May 14, 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.
 

May 14, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
CANCELLED 
Lake County History Symposium
Event details:
May 14, 2016
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The symposium brings together those interested in and actively researching Lake County History. Attend a series of presentations on this year’s theme, “Women in Lake County History.”
 

May 14, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Phenology and Photography
Event details:
CANCELLED
May 14, 2016
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outdoor workshop combines a staff naturalist's insight with technical tips from a professional photographer. We'll focus on spring wildflowers and insects using macro techniques.
 

May 14, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
32nd Annual Smith Nature Symposium
Event details:
May 14, 2016
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Now in its 32nd year of bringing luminaries in the field of conservation to the citizens of Lake County, the Lake County Forest Preserve co-presents the Smith Nature Symposium in support of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. Featuring Dr. Drew Lanham, songbird ecologist at Clemson University.
 

May 14, 2016 (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 15, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 15, 2016 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Quickstart Kayak
Event details:
May 15, 2016
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Intro to paddling in an open-cockpit recreational kayak. We'll cover the basics: attire, safety and paddling skills.
 

May 15, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
May 15, 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.
 

May 15, 2016 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 15, 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.
 

May 15, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 17, 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.
 

May 17, 2016 9:00 PM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 17, 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.
 

May 17, 2016 9:00 PM
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 18, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 18, 2016 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 19, 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.
 

May 19, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 19, 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.
 

May 19, 2016 9:00 AM
The River As Time Machine
Event details:
May 19, 2016
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Lake County Discovery Museum will play host to Brian "Fox" Ellis, a Road Scholar with Illinois Humanities. Riverlorian Ellis invites us on a musical ramble through history that will explore how we humans have shaped the rivers, how the rivers have changed through time, and the importance of rivers in the layers of human history.
 

May 19, 2016 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
May 21, 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.
 

May 21, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake
Event details:
May 21, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 21, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Scout Saturday: Bird Study
Event details:
May 21, 2016
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about and observe birds that live in and migrate through Lake County as you earn the Bird Study Merit Badge.
 

May 21, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
May 21, 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.
 

May 21, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
May 21, 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.
 

May 21, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
May 21, 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.
 

May 21, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
CANCELLED
May 21, 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.
 

May 21, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
CANCELLED 
Rx for Health-Walking in Nature
Event details:
May 21, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

May 21, 2016 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 22, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 22, 2016 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Kayak: Refine and Rescue
Event details:
May 22, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Refine your paddle techniques and practice rescues.
 

May 22, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Casey Farm
Event details:
May 22, 2016
INGR04
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.
 

May 22, 2016 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 22, 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.
 

May 22, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
World Turtle Day
Event details:
May 23, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrate World Turtle Day by raising awareness about turtles and tortoises. Go on a scavenger hunt hike and learn how you can help protect them and their habitats. Meet and touch five of our education turtles.
 

May 23, 2016 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 24, 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.
 

May 24, 2016 9:00 PM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 24, 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.
 

May 24, 2016 9:00 PM
Spring Bird Walk: Pine Dunes
Event details:
May 25, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 25, 2016 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Paddle the Big Canoe: Independence Grove
Event details:
May 25, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Have you ever seen that big canoe tied at the buoy or dock in North Bay and wondered what it is used for or how you can get in it? Here's your chance to try it out.
 

May 25, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 26, 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.
 

May 26, 2016 9:00 AM
Forest Fitness: Middlefork Savanna
Event details:
May 28, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 28, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
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May 28, 2016
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

May 28, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
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May 28, 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.
 

May 28, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:59 AM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
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May 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.
 

May 28, 2016 9:00 AM
Walk on the Wildflower Side: Lyons Woods
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May 28, 2016
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Uncover the secrets of wildflowers. Learn the folklore and healing powers they hold.
 

May 28, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt Forest Preserve
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May 28, 2016
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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.
 

May 28, 2016 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 29, 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.
 

May 29, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:59 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt Forest Preserve
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June 11, 2016
CUMA03
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.
 

June 11, 2016 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wonder About Water
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June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a water explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 

June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Animal Attire
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June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feather, fins, scales and skin--they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animal's coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, games and crafts.
 

June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Explore and Restore
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June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
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9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Engage your senses and explore. Through hands-on activities, campers will discover secrets of Lake County's three major habitats– woodlands, wetlands, and prairies. See what happens when nature is out of balance. Practice restoration techniques, such as brush cutting and identifying invasive plants. Campers become stewards of the earth by making healthier habitats for the plants and animals that call Lake County home.
 

June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016 (9:15 AM - 12:15 PM)
Summer Camp: History Detectives
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June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Investigate some of the biggest crimes in Lake County history. Become a detective using crime-solving techniques such as fingerprinting, blood typing and eye-witness testimony to figure out whodunit and why.
 

June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures - FULL
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June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while exploring the forest preserve. Environmental concepts are incorporated into each day.
 

June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Preserve Explorers - FULL
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June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll try paddle boarding, assess water quality, golf, meet Ranger Police, explore habitats biking the DPR trail, assist with land stewardship, practice wildlife observation, kayak and more!
 

June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp:Fishing Camp
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June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 

June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Animal Attire
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June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feather, fins, scales and skin--they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animal's coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, games and crafts.
 

June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Art in your Backyard
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June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Projects include leaf print stationary, pressed flower art, pine cone animals and more.
 

June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wonder About Water
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June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a water explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 

June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Sky Watchers
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June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This camp introduces the science of meteorology though interactive experiments, observations and exploration. Activities emphasize the connections between weather and our world by creating weather station tools, reading clouds and forecasting.
 

June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 FULL
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June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session.
 

June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wildlife in Motion
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June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 

June 27, 2016 - July 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
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