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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 25, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

April 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
April 27, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

April 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
April 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

April 28, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Wright Woods
Event details:
April 29, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on this walk to look for returning spring migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

April 29, 2017 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Forest Fitness: Lakewood
Event details:
April 29, 2017
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 29, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
April 29, 2017
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 29, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
April 29, 2017
ERCA08
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.
 

April 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Wildflower Wonders: Wright Woods
Event details:
April 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lake County is home to more than 600 species of wildflowers. Appreciate their beauty in a different preserve each month.
 

April 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
April 29, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

April 29, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Lake County History Symposium
Event details:
April 30, 2017
history-symposium-15
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year’s theme, "Immigrant Stories."
 

April 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Lake County History Symposium with Lunch
Event details:
April 30, 2017
history-symposium-15
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year's theme, "Immigrant Stories."

 

April 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
April 30, 2017
INGR04
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

April 30, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 30, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 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.
 

April 30, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 02, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors: Van Patten
Event details:
May 03, 2017
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore one of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you take part in this series of walks.
 

May 03, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 04, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 04, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join a skilled birder on these walks to look for returning migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 06, 2017 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Forest Fitness: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2017
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

May 06, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Scout Saturday: Bird Study
Event details:
May 06, 2017
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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 06, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
May 06, 2017
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 06, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2017
ERCA08
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 06, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
May 06, 2017
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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 06, 2017 9:00 AM
Walk with a Naturalist: Wright Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

May 06, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2017
Volunteer-11
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 06, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2017
Volunteer-11
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 06, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
May 06, 2017
Volunteer-11
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, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 07, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join a skilled birder on these walks to look for returning migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 07, 2017 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Spring Beauties: Birds and Blooms
Event details:
May 07, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Look and listen for the sights and sounds of spring on this beginner bird and wildflower walk.
 

May 07, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
Event details:
May 07, 2017
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 07, 2017 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 07, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 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 07, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Pop-Up Museum: Celebrating Diversity
Event details:
May 07, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Brushwood Center
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd
Riverwoods,IL
60015

Celebrate diversity among people, plants, and animals.
 

May 07, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 09, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 09, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Blanding's Turtle
Event details:
May 09, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn with your preschooler about this priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them. Hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

May 09, 2017 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 11, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

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

May 11, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
May 12, 2017
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

May 12, 2017 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 13, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join a skilled birder on these walks to look for returning migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 13, 2017 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Forest Fitness: Wright Woods Canoe Launch
Event details:
May 13, 2017
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

May 13, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
May 13, 2017
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 13, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 13, 2017
ERCA08
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 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
May 13, 2017
PRWO03
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 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 13, 2017
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 14, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join a skilled birder on these walks to look for returning migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 14, 2017 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 14, 2017
native-plant-sale01
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 14, 2017 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 14, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 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 14, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 16, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 16, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 16, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 17, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join a skilled birder on these walks to look for returning migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 17, 2017 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 17, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 18, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
May 18, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop in during the afternoon to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

May 18, 2017 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
May 19, 2017
community-campfire-friday-nights
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 

May 19, 2017 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake
Event details:
May 20, 2017
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

May 20, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
May 20, 2017
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 20, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
May 20, 2017
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
May 20, 2017
GRWO02
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
May 20, 2017
ALMA05
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 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event details:
May 20, 2017
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 20, 2017 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
CANCELLED
May 20, 2017
ERCA08
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 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
May 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

May 20, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Wright Woods
Event details:
May 21, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbirds. Join a skilled birder on these walks to look for returning migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 21, 2017 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
60th Annual Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon
Event details:
May 21, 2017
DPRT01
8:00 AM
Paddle or watch, but definitely don't miss the largest canoe race in Illinois. This 18.5-mile race begins at the Oak Spring Canoe Launch in Libertyville and ends at Dam #2 in Mount Prospect.
 

May 21, 2017 8:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
May 21, 2017
INGR04
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 21, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 21, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 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 21, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 23, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 23, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 23, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
May 23, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

May 23, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 24, 2017
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 24, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 25, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Middlefork Savanna
Event details:
May 27, 2017
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

May 27, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nature Hike
Event details:
May 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
One-hour guided nature hike. Explore a new preserve each month.
 

May 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
May 27, 2017
ROSA13
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 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Wildflower Wonders: Lyons Woods
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May 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lake County is home to more than 600 species of wildflowers. Appreciate their beauty in a different preserve each month.
 

May 27, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 28, 2017
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1:00 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 28, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 30, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

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

May 30, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
May 31, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

May 31, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 03, 2017
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 03, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
June 03, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

June 03, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 10, 2017
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 10, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wildlife Homes
Event details:
June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
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9:00 AM - 11:00 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 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
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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 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
Event details:
June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
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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 insects in fields and water, and removal of invasive plants.
 

June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs
Event details:
June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Your child will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 

June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 17, 2017
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 17, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event details:
June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, canoe, swim, fish and participate in team building activities while exploring the forest preserve. Environmental concepts are incorporated into each day.
 

June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: History Detectives
Event details:
June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Did the Underground Railroad really stop in Lake County? Does Lake County resident Elisha Gray deserve the credit for inventing the telephone? History Detectives will piece together clues from the past to answer these historical questions and more. Examine documents, run experiments and investigate the facts to decide what really happened.
 

June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Survival Basics
Event details:
June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017
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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 equipment. Activities include building shelter and fire, orienteering, canoeing and water safety. The whole week prepares them for one final test on the last day, which applies the skills they learned.
 

June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
Event details:
June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017
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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 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
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