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Homeschool Companion: Growing up in Lake County
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April 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the new exhibition Growing up in Lake County, and learn about the lives of Lake County children throughout history.
 

April 29, 2015 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Almond Marsh and its Platform Dwellers
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April 29, 2015
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn about Almond Marsh as a migratory stop for birds with a focus on great blue herons and man-made platforms.
 

April 29, 2015 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
April 30, 2015
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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.
 

April 30, 2015 9:00 AM
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 02, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 02, 2015 7:00 AM
Forest Fitness: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 02, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 02, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Ryerson Woods
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May 02, 2015
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One-hour guided nature hike.
 

May 02, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Greenbelt Mini Explorers: Potawatomi Play
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May 02, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Enjoy crafts, stories and hands-on activities while meeting other families.
 

May 02, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
May 02, 2015
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10:00 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 02, 2015 10:00 AM
Phenology and Photography–Wright Woods
Event details:
May 02, 2015
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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 02, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 03, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 03, 2015 7:00 AM
Spring Wildflower Walk
Event details:
May 03, 2015
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join a guided walk to learn about spring woodland wildflowers.
 

May 03, 2015 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 03, 2015
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven to be healthy and beneficial to children of all ages.
 

May 03, 2015 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 03, 2015
CUMA03
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 03, 2015 1:00 PM
Amphibian Adventure
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May 03, 2015
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Frogs, toads and salamanders are waking up from a long winter's sleep. Discover the amphibians that call Lake County home.
 

May 03, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 05, 2015
CUMA03
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, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 05, 2015
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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.
 

May 05, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors: Wright Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2015
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Explore some of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you walk.
 

May 06, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Small Discoveries: Digging for Dinosaurs
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May 06, 2015
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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 06, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 06, 2015
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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.
 

May 06, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 07, 2015
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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, 2015 9:00 AM
Beneath Your Feet–Mother's Day Surprise
Event details:
May 07, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Read a story, make a craft for mom, and go on a hike to learn what animals are with their moms underground in the spring.
 

May 07, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers: Explore the cosmos!
Event details:
May 08, 2015
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A few short talks about the cosmos.
 

May 08, 2015 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 09, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 09, 2015 7:00 AM
Forest Fitness: Grassy Lake
Event details:
May 09, 2015
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 09, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Scout Saturday: Bird Study
Event details:
May 09, 2015
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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 09, 2015 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
May 09, 2015
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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 09, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
May 09, 2015
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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 09, 2015 9:00 AM
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 09, 2015
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 09, 2015 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Girl Scout Saturday–Playing the Past
Event details:
May 09, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us to assist in earning your Playing the Past badge.
 

May 09, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Girl Scout Saturday–Painting
Event details:
May 09, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join us to assist in earning your Painting badge.
 

May 09, 2015 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 10, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 10, 2015 7:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Marl Flat
Event details:
May 10, 2015
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9:00 AM

32609 North Fish Lake Road
Round Lake,IL
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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 10, 2015 9:00 AM
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 10, 2015
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 10, 2015 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 10, 2015
CUMA03
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 10, 2015 1:00 PM
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 12, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 12, 2015 7:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 12, 2015
CUMA03
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, 2015 9:00 AM
Hikin' Tykes: Rocks
Event details:
May 12, 2015
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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration (weather permitting) for you and your preschool child.
 

May 12, 2015 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 12, 2015
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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.
 

May 12, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 13, 2015
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.
 

May 13, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 14, 2015
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 14, 2015 9:00 AM
Connecting Kids with Nature
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May 14, 2015
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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 14, 2015 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 16, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 16, 2015 7:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
May 16, 2015
GRWO02
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 16, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
May 16, 2015
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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 16, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
May 16, 2015
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 16, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Captain Daniel Wright Woods
Event details:
May 16, 2015
CUMA03
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 16, 2015 9:00 AM
Greenbelt Mini Explorers: Colorful Collage
Event details:
May 16, 2015
crafts03
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Enjoy crafts, stories and hands-on activities while meeting other families.
 

May 16, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Homeowner's Guide to Invasive Species
Event details:
May 16, 2015
HP-IllinoisInvasiveSpeciesMonth
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn the basics of invasive species identification and how to remove them from your yard.
 

May 16, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
May 16, 2015
INGR04
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 16, 2015 12:00 PM
Rx for Health–Walking in Nature
Event details:
May 16, 2015
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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 16, 2015 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Smith Nature Symposium–Rachel Carson and the Origins of Environmentalism
Event details:
May 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join renowned author William Souder for a presentation about the life and enduring legacy of Rachel Carson
 

May 16, 2015 (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 17, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 17, 2015 7:00 AM
Touch-A-Tractor
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May 17, 2015
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Climb into the seat of a real tractor and learn about farming past and present. Enjoy wagons rides, kids crafts and more!
 

May 17, 2015 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 17, 2015
CUMA03
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 17, 2015 1:00 PM
Spring Sounds Night Walk
Event details:
May 17, 2015
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Experience the wonder of a spring night where the sounds of frogs, owls, or perhaps a whippoorwill may be heard.
 

May 17, 2015 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 19, 2015
CUMA03
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, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 19, 2015
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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.
 

May 19, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 20, 2015
free-bird-walks07
7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 20, 2015 7:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 20, 2015
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.
 

May 20, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 21, 2015
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 21, 2015 9:00 AM
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Tours
Event details:
May 21, 2015
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour this National Historic Landmark.
 

May 21, 2015 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Salamanders & Soil Playdate
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May 21, 2015
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1:30 PM
Meet a live salamander. Where do they live? What do they eat? Scoop in the pond or mud to find out!
 

May 21, 2015 1:30 PM
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Tours
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May 21, 2015
ASH06
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour this National Historic Landmark.
 

May 21, 2015 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Free Bird Walk
Event details:
May 23, 2015
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7:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars. Presented in partnership with Lake County Audubon and Lake Cook Audubon.
 

May 23, 2015 7:00 AM
Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake
Event details:
May 23, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 23, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 23, 2015
ERCA08
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 23, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
May 23, 2015
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.
 

May 23, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 24, 2015
CUMA03
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 24, 2015 1:00 PM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 26, 2015
CUMA03
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, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 26, 2015
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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.
 

May 26, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event details:
May 27, 2015
ERCA08
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 27, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 27, 2015
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.
 

May 27, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 28, 2015
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 28, 2015 9:00 AM
Forest Fitness: Middlefork Savanna
Event details:
May 30, 2015
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

May 30, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 30, 2015
ERCA08
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 30, 2015 9:00 AM
Walk on the Wildflower Side: Lyons Woods
Event details:
May 30, 2015
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Uncover the secrets of wildflowers. Learn the folklore and healing powers they hold.
 

May 30, 2015 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Quickstart Kayak
Event details:
May 31, 2015
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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 31, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Art Around the World
Event details:
June 08, 2015 - June 12, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Take a trip around the world and explore the art and culture of different countries. Express your creativity by making Mexican murals, Japanese origami and African masks.
 

June 08, 2015 - June 12, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday–Luau
Event details:
June 12, 2015
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The Beach at Independence Grove gets even better Friday afternoons! Join our weekly beach events with games, contests and prizes. A new theme each Friday. Prizes awarded in age categories for kids 13 and under.
 

June 12, 2015 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
June 13, 2015
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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.
 

June 13, 2015 9:00 AM
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp
Event details:
June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015
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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 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event details:
June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Your child will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and “invaders” (non-native plants). Activities may include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 

June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Invertebrate Investigation
Event details:
June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Your child will investigate the invertebrates (animals without backbones) found in a variety of habitats. Campers scoop ponds, search prairies and forests for dragonflies, crayfish, spiders and worms.
 

June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Prehistoric Lake County
Event details:
June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dig into Lake County's prehistoric history. Discover the massive mammals that roamed our area, what they ate, and how they lived. Learn more about the scientists who study Ice Age animals and what they think happened to them.
 

June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wildlife Homes
Event details:
June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015
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9:10 AM - 10:30 AM
You and your young explorer will discover the variety of places animals make their homes: hives, nests, dens, lodges, tree cavities and more! Each session may include hands-on nature activities, a hike, story, craft and interacting with live animals.
 

June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015 (9:10 AM - 10:30 AM)
Events in the Plaza: The Dang-Its
Event details:
June 16, 2015
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Our Events in the Plaza outdoor concerts are held Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, June 16–August 4 at Independence Grove Forest Preserve. There are no rain dates.
 

June 16, 2015 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday–Creepy Crawly Bug Day
Event details:
June 19, 2015
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The Beach at Independence Grove gets even better Friday afternoons! Join our weekly beach events with games, contests and prizes. A new theme each Friday. Prizes awarded in age categories for kids 13 and under.
 

June 19, 2015 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Survival Basics
Event details:
June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This camp introduces outdoor and wilderness skills with a focus on team-building. Your child will learn what is required to survive in the great outdoors with and without survival equipment. Activities include building shelter and fire, cooking, orienteering and water safety. The whole week prepares them for one final test, which applies the skills they learned.
 

June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event details:
June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015
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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 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Native Americans and Voyageurs
Event details:
June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Learn about the lives of ancient Great Lakes peoples and how they relied on nature for food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. Discover the lifestyle of the Voyageurs–French explorers and fur traders. Stories, crafts, and exploration reveal Lake County's rich cultural history.
 

June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event details:
June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers will explore the Forest Preserves on foot, bikes, by boat, and through an assortment of outdoor activities. Environmental concepts are incorporated within each activity. A half day of fishing is featured in this camp.
 

June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Events in the Plaza: Adam Ezra Group
Event details:
June 23, 2015
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Our Events in the Plaza outdoor concerts are held Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, June 16–August 4 at Independence Grove Forest Preserve. There are no rain dates.
 

June 23, 2015 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday–Miniature Golf
Event details:
June 26, 2015
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The Beach at Independence Grove gets even better Friday afternoons! Join our weekly beach events with games, contests and prizes. A new theme each Friday. Prizes awarded in age categories for kids 13 and under.
 

June 26, 2015 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
 
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