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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 03, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
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Museum Curiosity Stations
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April 05, 2018
05:00 PM - 07:30 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.
 
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Forest Fitness: Lyons Woods
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April 07, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Rookery Watch
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April 07, 2018
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
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April 07, 2018
09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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April 07, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
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April 07, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
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April 07, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Rx for Health
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April 07, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
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Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
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April 08, 2018
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10:00 AM - 01:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 08, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 10, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Hikin' Tykes
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April 10, 2018
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers will enjoy nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 
Lunchtime Tours
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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.
 
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.
 
Dunn Museum Teacher Open House
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April 12, 2018
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05:00 PM - 08:00 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.
 
History Cafe
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April 13, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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April 13, 2018
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08:00 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.
 
Forest Fitness: Half Day
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April 14, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Rookery Watch
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April 14, 2018
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
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April 14, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
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April 15, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
April 15, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
A Chorus of Frogs
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April 15, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 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.
 
Playdate with Nature
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April 16, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 17, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Earth Week: Acoustic Bat Monitoring
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April 17, 2018
07:30 PM - 09:00 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.
 
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.
 
Woodpecker Walk
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April 18, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:00 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.
 
Native Plant Landscaping
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April 19, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 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.
 
Lunchtime Tours
Event's 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.
 
Guided Nature Paddle
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April 20, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:30 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.
 
Rookery Watch
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April 21, 2018
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
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April 21, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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April 21, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
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April 21, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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April 21, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
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April 21, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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April 22, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
Guided Museum Tours
Event's details
April 22, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:00 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.
 
Meet and Greet Education Animals
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April 22, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Visit with our live education animals, and feel furs, feathers, and scales of local wildlife on our touch table.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
April 22, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
Guided Museum Tours
Event's details
April 22, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a guided tour.
 
Guided Museum Tours
Event's details
April 22, 2018
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Explore the highlights of the Dunn Museum on a guided tour.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
April 24, 2018
CUMA03
09:00 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.
 
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Spring Bird Walk: Old School
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April 28, 2018
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Forest Fitness: Independence Grove
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April 28, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Rookery Watch
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April 28, 2018
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Rx for Health
Event's details
April 28, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
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Lake County History Symposium
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April 29, 2018
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09:00 AM - 04:30 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, "History from Objects."
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
April 29, 2018
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
Symbols of Illinois
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April 29, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:30 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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 01, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
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Turtles of Lake County
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May 03, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Drop in and meet some of the turtles who call Lake County home. Learn how you can help local turtles through the Herp Mapper program.
 
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Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson
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May 05, 2018
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Forest Fitness: Ryerson
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May 05, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Scout Saturday: Bird Study Merit Badge
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May 05, 2018
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08:00 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.
 
Rookery Watch
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May 05, 2018
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event's details
May 05, 2018
Volunteer-11
09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event's details
May 05, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
Event's details
May 05, 2018
09:00 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.
 
 
 

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