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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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January 16, 2018
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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.
 

January 16, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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January 18, 2018
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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.
 

January 18, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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January 20, 2018
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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.
 

January 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
January 20, 2018
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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.
 

January 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Fox River and Wagner Fen
Event details:
January 20, 2018
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.
 

January 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Scout Saturday: Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge
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January 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discover the reptiles and amphibians that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 

January 20, 2018 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Mysteries in the Snow
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January 20, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Discover who’s active in winter by observing clues in the snow and surrounding natural community. Fine tune your animal observation skills, including how to identify tracks and scat.
 

January 20, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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January 21, 2018
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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.
 

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

January 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
January 21, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

January 21, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
January 23, 2018
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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.
 

January 23, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
January 25, 2018
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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.
 

January 25, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
January 27, 2018
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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.
 

January 27, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Nature Open House and Campfire
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January 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Winter is a magical time in the forest preserves. Join us for a campfire and nature activities as we discover which animals are out and about in the woods.
 

January 27, 2018 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
January 28, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

January 28, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Symbols of Illinois: White-tailed deer
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January 28, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrate the Illinois' Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about state symbols. Each program in this 10-part series teaches about the origin and natural history of the state symbols, and may also include a brief walk.
 

January 28, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
January 30, 2018
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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.
 

January 30, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Van Patten Woods
Event details:
February 03, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

February 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Phenology and Photography
Event details:
February 03, 2018
Photo of the preserves in the winter
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Combines Naturalist's insight with technical tips from a professional photographer. February is sure to provide interesting photo subjects: ice formations, wintery streams, and more.
 

February 03, 2018 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
February 08, 2018
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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.
 

February 08, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
February 09, 2018
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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.
 

February 09, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Profiles in Excellence
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February 11, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for an inspiring afternoon in honor of black history at the 35th annual Profiles in Excellence.
 

February 11, 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Coyotes
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February 13, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

February 13, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Fox River and Wagner Fen
Event details:
February 17, 2018
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 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Backyard Bird Count
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February 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Drop in to count birds and help monitor bird populations. View a touch table about native birds and visit a live education raptor. Bring a smartphone or tablet for birding apps.
 

February 18, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature-President's Day
Event details:
February 19, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

February 19, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Symbols of Illinois: Fluorite, Drummer, Tully Monster
Event details:
February 25, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrate the Illinois' Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about state symbols. Each program in this 10-part series teaches about the origin and natural history of the state symbols, and may also include a brief walk.
 

February 25, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
March 09, 2018
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

March 09, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
 
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