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Upcoming Events

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 13, 2017
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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.
 

December 13, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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December 14, 2017
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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.
 

December 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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December 14, 2017
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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.
 

December 14, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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December 16, 2017
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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.
 

December 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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December 16, 2017
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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.
 

December 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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December 17, 2017
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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.
 

December 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
It's a Bird, It's a Plane
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December 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

December 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 17, 2017
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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.
 

December 17, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
December 19, 2017
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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.
 

December 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 19, 2017
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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.
 

December 19, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 20, 2017
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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.
 

December 20, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
December 21, 2017
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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.
 

December 21, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Winter Woods Night Hike
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December 22, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 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 candlelit path.
 

December 22, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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CANCELLED
December 26, 2017
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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.
 

December 26, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
December 27, 2017
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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.
 

December 27, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
December 28, 2017
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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.
 

December 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hoot and Howl Hike
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December 30, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 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.
 

December 30, 2017 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
Scout Saturday: Mammal Study Merit Badge
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January 06, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about the mammals that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 

January 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Lakewood
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January 06, 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.
 

January 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Hikin' Tykes: Letters in Nature
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January 09, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

January 09, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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.
 

January 11, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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January 12, 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.
 

January 12, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature-ML King Day
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January 15, 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.
 

January 15, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Fox River and Wagner Fen
Event details:
January 20, 2018
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.
 

January 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Mysteries in the Snow
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January 20, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 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.
 

January 20, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Squirrel Appreciation Day
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January 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

January 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Nature Open House and Campfire
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January 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 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.
 

January 27, 2018 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Emblems of Illinois: White-tailed deer
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January 28, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 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.
 

January 28, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Van Patten Woods
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February 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.
 

February 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Phenology and Photography
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February 03, 2018
Photo of the preserves in the winter
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

February 03, 2018 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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February 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.
 

February 08, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
February 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.
 

February 09, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Profiles in Excellence
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February 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for an inspiring afternoon in honor of black history at the 35th annual Profiles in Excellence.
 

February 11, 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
 
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