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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 30, 2015
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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.
 

August 30, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Work Day Ela Prairie
Event details:
September 01, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ela Prairie Work Day - 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.
 

September 01, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 01, 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.
 

September 01, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors
Event details:
September 02, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Explore some of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you walk. Walks are paced to the group's ability.
 

September 02, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Forest Fitness: Sun Lake
Event details:
September 05, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

September 05, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist
Event details:
September 05, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One-hour guided nature hike. Explore a new preserve each month.
 

September 05, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
September 05, 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.
 

September 05, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
September 05, 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.
 

September 05, 2015 10:00 AM
Museum Family Hour
Event details:
September 05, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visit the Museum to view our latest exhibition, Growing Up in Lake County, and participate in a free family drop-in activity.
 

September 05, 2015 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 06, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

September 06, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Nature Open House
Event details:
September 07, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Explore the wild side of Independence Grove Forest Preserve with our educators.
 

September 07, 2015 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 08, 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.
 

September 08, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 08, 2015
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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.
 

September 08, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Little Sprouts: All About Apples
Event details:
September 09, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about different types of apples, how they grow and the best time to pick and eat them.
 

September 09, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 09, 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.
 

September 09, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 10, 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.
 

September 10, 2015 9:00 AM
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
September 10, 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.
 

September 10, 2015 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Forest Fitness: Greenbelt
Event details:
September 12, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

September 12, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Nature Hike
Event details:
September 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One-hour guided nature hike. Explore a new preserve each month.
 

September 12, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 13, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

September 13, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Fiestas Patrias
Event details:
September 13, 2015
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate Mexican and Central American Independence with live music, performances and authentic food at this family friendly event.
 

September 13, 2015 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Paddle with a Naturalist
Event details:
September 13, 2015
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join a Naturalist and explore what nature reveals while paddling in a canoe.
 

September 13, 2015 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Bats
Event details:
September 15, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

September 15, 2015 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 15, 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.
 

September 15, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 16, 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.
 

September 16, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 17, 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.
 

September 17, 2015 9:00 AM
Playdate with Nature: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 17, 2015
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven to be healthy and beneficial to children of all ages.
 

September 17, 2015 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Creatures of the Night
Event details:
September 18, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
So many animals are busy at night! Join us and learn about some of these animals and their nightly habits.
 

September 18, 2015 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Cuba Marsh
Event details:
September 19, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

September 19, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Quickstart Kayak
Event details:
September 19, 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.
 

September 19, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
September 19, 2015
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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.
 

September 19, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 19, 2015
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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.
 

September 19, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
September 19, 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.
 

September 19, 2015 9:00 AM
Museum Family Hour
Event details:
September 19, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visit the Museum to view our latest exhibition, Growing Up in Lake County, and participate in a free family drop-in activity.
 

September 19, 2015 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
September 19, 2015
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.
 

September 19, 2015 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Night Voyageur
Event details:
September 19, 2015
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paddle our giant canoe while learning about the fur trade in 18th-century Lake County and the lives of the Voyageurs.
 

September 19, 2015 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
September 20, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

September 20, 2015 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
September 20, 2015
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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.
 

September 20, 2015 12:00 PM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 20, 2015
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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.
 

September 20, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
September 20, 2015
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

September 20, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 20, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

September 20, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
In the Footsteps of Giants
Event details:
September 20, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn how mammoths and other large extinct animals lived and died in Illinois while searching for the signs of their existence still found today.
 

September 20, 2015 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 22, 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.
 

September 22, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 22, 2015
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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.
 

September 22, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Little Sprouts: Crows in the Corn
Event details:
September 23, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
We’ll revisit the corn we planted earlier in the summer and learn all about this marvelous plant and its many uses.
 

September 23, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 23, 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.
 

September 23, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Paddle the Big Canoe
Event details:
September 23, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Have you ever seen that big canoe buoyed in North Bay at Independence Lake and wondered what it's used for or how you can get in it? Here's your chance to try it out.
 

September 23, 2015 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 24, 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.
 

September 24, 2015 9:00 AM
Hikin' Tykes: Growing Up in Lake County
Event details:
September 24, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
History-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

September 24, 2015 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
September 25, 2015
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night. Activities vary monthly.
 

September 25, 2015 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
Event details:
September 26, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

September 26, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Farm Heritage Festival
Event details:
September 26, 2015
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
23rd annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 

September 26, 2015 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
September 26, 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.
 

September 26, 2015 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
September 26, 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.
 

September 26, 2015 9:00 AM
Walk on the Wildflower Side
Event details:
September 26, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Uncover the secrets of wildflowers. Learn the folklore and healing powers they hold.
 

September 26, 2015 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Farm Heritage Festival
Event details:
September 27, 2015
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
23rd annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 

September 27, 2015 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 27, 2015
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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.
 

September 27, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 27, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

September 27, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Beneath Your Feet–Skunks
Event details:
September 29, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Read a story, make a "smelly" craft and go on a scavenger hunt to search where skunks find food and live underground.
 

September 29, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 29, 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.
 

September 29, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 29, 2015
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.
 

September 29, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 30, 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.
 

September 30, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
TreeKeepers
Event details:
September 30, 2015
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Take an in-depth look at urban trees and their care in this multi-session, award-winning certificate program. Learn and gain hands-on experience from regional tree experts.
 

September 30, 2015 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
October 03, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

October 03, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist
Event details:
October 03, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One-hour guided nature hike. Explore a new preserve each month.
 

October 03, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Museum Family Hour
Event details:
October 03, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visit the Museum to view our latest exhibition, Growing Up in Lake County, and participate in a free family drop-in activity.
 

October 03, 2015 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Scout Saturday: Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge
Event details:
October 03, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discover the reptiles and amphibians that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 

October 03, 2015 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Rx for Health-Walking in Nature
Event details:
October 03, 2015
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.
 

October 03, 2015 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
OAKtober Hike
Event details:
October 04, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Celebrate Oak Awareness Month with a guided hike through an oak woodland.
 

October 04, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
October 04, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Move outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities proven to be healthy and beneficial to children of all ages.
 

October 04, 2015 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Fall Color Hike
Event details:
October 04, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn why leaves change color and how critters adapt to the coming cold weather.
 

October 04, 2015 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 04, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

October 04, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Fall Camouflage Hike
Event details:
October 04, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn about animal camouflage and then search for hidden critters in the fall forest.
 

October 04, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Beneath Your Feet: Chipmunks
Event details:
October 06, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Read a story, make a craft, and play games while hiking to learn how chipmunks search for and carry food underground.
 

October 06, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors
Event details:
October 07, 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.
 

October 07, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Little Sprouts: Harvest Hoe-Down
Event details:
October 07, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Help pick the last vegetables of the season and prepare the garden for winter. Then celebrate with songs and games.
 

October 07, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
October 08, 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.
 

October 08, 2015 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Museum Teacher Open House
Event details:
October 08, 2015
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Learn about programs and resources for your class, tour the exhibitions and take part in guided teacher training sessions.
 

October 08, 2015 (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Ryerson Woods
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October 10, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

October 10, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Paddle with a Naturalist
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October 10, 2015
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join a Naturalist and explore what nature reveals while paddling in a canoe.
 

October 10, 2015 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Paddle the Big Canoe
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October 10, 2015
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Have you ever seen that big canoe buoyed in North Bay at Independence Lake and wondered what it's used for or how you can get in it? Here's your chance to try it out.
 

October 10, 2015 (2:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Quickstart Kayak
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October 11, 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.
 

October 11, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
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October 11, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

October 11, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Scout Monday: Fur, Feathers and Ferns Badge
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October 12, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Scout badges for individual scouts or troops with less than six members.
 

October 12, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Playdate with Nature: Greenbelt Cultural Center
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October 12, 2015
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Day out of School! Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven to be healthy and beneficial to children of all ages.
 

October 12, 2015 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Leaves
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October 13, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

October 13, 2015 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
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October 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

October 15, 2015 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
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October 15, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

October 15, 2015 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
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October 16, 2015
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night. Activities vary monthly.
 

October 16, 2015 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake
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October 17, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

October 17, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Woolly Bears
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October 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
We're searching for woolly bear caterpillars! Temperatures are dropping so these short, fuzzy critters are out searching for a cozy winter home.
 

October 17, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Museum Family Hour
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October 17, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visit the Museum to view our latest exhibition, Growing Up in Lake County, and participate in a free family drop-in activity.
 

October 17, 2015 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Ethel Untermyer Conservation Forum: Celebrating Trees in OAKtober
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October 18, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Trees play an important role wherever they are found, with oaks being vitally important to woodland habitats in Lake County. Learn what the Lake County Forest Preserves is doing to help local oaks and how the work of other agencies is shaping how we think about trees in the Chicago Region.
 

October 18, 2015 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
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October 18, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

October 18, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Small Discoveries: A Happy Halloween
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October 21, 2015
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrate Halloween traditions with stories, games and a variety of spooktacular activities. Costumes encouraged.
 

October 21, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Settling Lake County
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October 22, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lake County's natural landscape of prairies, woodlands and marshes profoundly influenced where the first non-native inhabitants settled. This lecture will explore the region's native landscapes through the eyes of early settlers as they selected where to farm, build roads and develop towns.
 

October 22, 2015 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 23, 2015 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 23, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 23, 2015 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 23, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 23, 2015 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 23, 2015
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 23, 2015 (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 23, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 23, 2015 (8:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Oak Spring Canoe Launch
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October 24, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

October 24, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 24, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 24, 2015 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 24, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 24, 2015 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 24, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 24, 2015 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 24, 2015
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 24, 2015 (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 24, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 24, 2015 (8:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
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October 25, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each week.
 

October 25, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Homeschool Companion: Civil War Journey
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October 28, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the new temporary exhibition Civil War Journey and learn about the Civil War both on the front lines and on the homefront through primary source materials.
 

October 28, 2015 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
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