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Walk with a Naturalist
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January 06, 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.
 
Scout Saturday
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January 06, 2018
AnimalAdaptations
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about the mammals that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 
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Hikin' Tykes
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January 09, 2018
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 
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Connecting Kids with Nature
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January 11, 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.
 
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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January 12, 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.
 
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Playdate with Nature-ML King Day
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January 15, 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.
 
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Mysteries in the Snow
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January 20, 2018
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Discover who’s active in winter by observing clues in the snow and surrounding natural community. Fine tune your animal observation skills, including how to identify tracks and scat.
 
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Squirrel Appreciation Day
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January 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
How many squirrel species live in Lake County? Drop-in for squirrel trivia, touch table, crafts, and a hike while using Project Squirrel to become a citizen scientist.
 
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Nature Open House
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January 27, 2018
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Winter is a magical time in the forest preserves. Join us for a campfire and nature activities as we discover which animals are out and about in the woods.
 
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Emblems of Illinois
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January 28, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Celebrate the State of Illinois' Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about its symbols. Each program in this 10-part series teaches about the origin and natural history of the state symbols, and may include a brief walk.
 
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Walk with a Naturalist
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February 03, 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.
 
Phenology and Photography
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February 03, 2018
Photo of the preserves in the winter
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Combines Naturalist's insight with technical tips from a professional photographer. February is sure to provide interesting photo subjects: ice formations, wintery streams, and more.
 
 
 

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