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Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 22, 2018
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.
 

February 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
February 24, 2018
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.
 

February 24, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
February 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.
 

February 25, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 25, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 

February 25, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Symbols of Illinois: Fluorite, Drummer, Tully Monster
Event details:
CANCELLED
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)
CANCELLED 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 27, 2018
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.
 

February 27, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 28, 2018
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.
 

February 28, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Old School
Event details:
March 03, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 03, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
March 03, 2018
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.
 

March 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
March 03, 2018
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.
 

March 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
March 03, 2018
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.
 

March 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Lyons Woods
Event details:
March 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.
 

March 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 04, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 

March 04, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
March 04, 2018
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.
 

March 04, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 06, 2018
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.
 

March 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Volunteer Open House
Event details:
March 07, 2018
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Volunteer opportunities abound within the forest preserves. Meet with staff and volunteers to find an ideal fit for you that will set you on the path to giving back, meeting new people and learning new things.
 

March 07, 2018 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 08, 2018
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.
 

March 08, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
March 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.
 

March 08, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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)
Forest Fitness: Heron Creek
Event details:
March 10, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 10, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Barrington Greenway Initiative Explore & Restore Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 10, 2018
Grassy_Lake
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dive deep into the wilds of southwest Lake County to restore globally rare habitats of the Barrington Greenway.
 

March 10, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
March 10, 2018
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.
 

March 10, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 10, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 10, 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 10, 2018
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 10, 2018 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 10, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 10, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 10, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 10, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 10, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 10, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
Event details:
March 11, 2018
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.
 

March 11, 2018 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 11, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 11, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2018 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 11, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 

March 11, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 11, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 11, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 11, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 13, 2018
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.
 

March 13, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Maple Syrup
Event details:
March 13, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers will enjoy nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

March 13, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Forest Fitness: Grant Woods
Event details:
March 17, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 17, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
March 17, 2018
Volunteers_Grant_Woods_5-20-06_006
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

March 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
March 17, 2018
GRWO02
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

March 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
March 17, 2018
ALMA05
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

March 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 17, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 17, 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 17, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 17, 2018 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 17, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 17, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 17, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 17, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 17, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 17, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
March 18, 2018
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.
 

March 18, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 18, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 18, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2018 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 18, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 

March 18, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 18, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 18, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 18, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 20, 2018
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.
 

March 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
March 20, 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.
 

March 20, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 22, 2018
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.
 

March 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Wright Woods
Event details:
March 24, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 24, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
March 24, 2018
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.
 

March 24, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 24, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 24, 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 24, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 24, 2018 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 24, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 24, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 24, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 24, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 24, 2018
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 24, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 25, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
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March 25, 2018
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2018 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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March 25, 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.
 

March 25, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
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March 25, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
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March 25, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Symbols of Illinois: Tiger Salamander
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March 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.
 

March 25, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
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March 25, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Break Syruping
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March 26, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spending your spring break on a staycation? Join us for this weekday Maple Syrup Hike to learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 26, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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March 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.
 

March 27, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
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March 27, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the galleries at the Dunn Museum to experience a variety of hands-on activities. There will be fossils to touch, crafts to make, and games to play.
 

March 27, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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March 28, 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.
 

March 28, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
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March 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a 30 minute lunch break tour. Participation limited to the first 20 guests.
 

March 28, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
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March 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Visit the new Dunn Museum and participate in a free family drop-in activity.
 

March 28, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
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March 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the galleries at the Dunn Museum to experience a variety of hands-on activities. There will be fossils to touch, crafts to make, and games to play.
 

March 29, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
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March 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a 30 minute lunch break tour. Participation limited to the first 20 guests.
 

March 30, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
March 30, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Visit the new Dunn Museum and participate in a free family drop-in activity.
 

March 30, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Nippersink
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March 31, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 31, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 03, 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.
 

April 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
April 05, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the galleries at the Dunn Museum to experience a variety of hands-on activities. There will be fossils to touch, crafts to make, and games to play.
 

April 05, 2018 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Rookery Watch
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April 07, 2018
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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.
 

April 07, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Lyons Woods
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April 07, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 07, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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April 07, 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.
 

April 07, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
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April 07, 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.
 

April 07, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
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April 07, 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.
 

April 07, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Hastings Lake
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April 07, 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.
 

April 07, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
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April 07, 2018
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 07, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
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April 08, 2018
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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.
 

April 08, 2018 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 08, 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.
 

April 08, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 10, 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.
 

April 10, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Frogs and Toads
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April 10, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers will enjoy nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

April 10, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
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April 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a 30 minute lunch break tour.
 

April 11, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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April 12, 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.
 

April 12, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Dunn Museum Teacher Open House
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April 12, 2018
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn about exciting new programs and resources for your class, tour the exhibitions and take part in guided teacher training sessions with our museum education staff.
 

April 12, 2018 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
History Cafe: Bess Bower Dunn
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April 13, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discuss the fascinating woman after whom the museum is named, Bess Bower Dunn. Examine photographs, read passages from her diary, and focus on other objects associated with Bess. Find out why this woman is so important to Lake County history.
 

April 13, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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April 13, 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.
 

April 13, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
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April 14, 2018
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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.
 

April 14, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Half Day
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April 14, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 14, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
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April 14, 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.
 

April 14, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 15, 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.
 

April 15, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
April 15, 2018
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.
 

April 15, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
A Chorus of Frogs
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April 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The croaking and peeping of our local frogs is a welcome sign of spring. Join us for an evening walk as we go in search of our amphibian neighbors.
 

April 15, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Earth Week: Playdate with Nature
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April 16, 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.
 

April 16, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 17, 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.
 

April 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Earth Week: Acoustic Bat Monitoring
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April 17, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bats use echolocation to hunt. Learn why bats are beneficial, how you can help them, and what species live here by detecting their sonar frequency on a 1.3-mile night hike.
 

April 17, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Spring on the Prairie
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April 18, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spend time in our wigwam to learn how the Potawatomi spent time in the spring. We will read stories, play Native games, and make a craft.
 

April 18, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Earth Week: Woodpecker Walk
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April 18, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a look at the different species of woodpeckers that call Lake County home, then head along the trail and see how many you can find.
 

April 18, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Earth Week: Native Plant Landscaping
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April 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Planting native species in your home landscape cuts down on maintenance time and cost and attracts native birds and butterflies to your yard. Join us to discover simple ways to create your own native habitat right in your back yard.
 

April 19, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
Event details:
April 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a 30 minute lunch break tour.
 

April 20, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Earth Week: Guided Nature Paddle
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April 20, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Explore nature from a different perspective--on the water in a canoe. Brief on-land instruction is provided prior to launching the canoes. We'll paddle Independence Lake, highlighting its unique features and some of its inhabitants. No experience required but is recommended.
 

April 20, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Rookery Watch
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April 21, 2018
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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.
 

April 21, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
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April 21, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 21, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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April 21, 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.
 

April 21, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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April 21, 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.
 

April 21, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
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April 21, 2018
ALMA05
9:00 AM - 11:00 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 21, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
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April 21, 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.
 

April 21, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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April 22, 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.
 

April 22, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 22, 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.
 

April 22, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Earth Week: Meet and Greet Education Animals
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April 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Visit with our live education animals, and feel furs, feathers, and scales of local wildlife on our touch table.
 

April 22, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Museum Tours: Lake County Highlights
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April 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Curious about Lake County history? Come explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a guided tour.
 

April 22, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Guided Museum Tours: Lake County Highlights
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April 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a guided tour.
 

April 22, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Museum Tours: Lake County Highlights
Event details:
April 22, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a guided tour.
 

April 22, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
 
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