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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Hikin' Tykes: Red-headed woodpecker (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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    December 12, 2017
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Learn with your preschooler about the 12 priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them. Hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Connecting Kids with Nature (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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    December 14, 2017
    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 17, 2017
    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Celebrate Wright Brothers Day by making paper planes to fly like birds. Drop-in to learn the physics of plane and bird flight and explore raptor wing shapes designed to hunt prey.
Friday, December 22, 2017
  • Winter Woods Night Hike (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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    December 22, 2017
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Discover the magic of a winter woods at night while learning the survival strategies of our native wildlife. An indoor presentation will be followed by a walk on a candle-lit path.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • Hoot and Howl Hike (04:30 PM - 06:00 PM)
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    December 30, 2017
    04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
    Winter is a great time to listen for coyotes and owls, which are active year-round. Bundle up and learn about these amazing animals while we listen for them in the preserve. Perhaps we’ll get lucky enough to hear a hoot and a howl.


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