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Preserve Highlights

 
  • Oriole Grove Master Plan

    View draft plan concepts and provide public feedback online through Oct 9.
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  • COVID-19 Updates

    Though most forest preserves and trails remain open, several facilities are closed and all in-person...
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  • Dunn Museum is Open

    New guidelines, timed tickets and other safety measures are in place to comply with COVID-19 concerns....
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  • Your Boat's Slip, Launch and Storage––Fox River Marina

    With 169 slips, four-lane public launch, and secure indoor storage.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 6:33 PM

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Sep

Virtual Program-Senior Series Oak Woodlands

September 30, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Beautiful oak woodlands define the unique natural landscape of Lake County. Join us to learn the important role oaks play in healthy woodlands and how we are working to ensure their long-term survival.
 
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Sep

Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE

September 30, 2020 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

This biweekly Q&A series features a panel of educators and guest panelists excited to share their expertise about Lake County nature and history. Join us live via Zoom or Facebook every other Wednesday for a new topic about the amazing history, creatures and places that make our county special.
 
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Oct
 
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Time:07:00 AM

You may be walking the trails anyway so why not learn a little bit while you're there? Perhaps this will be a new trail for you. Signs with trivia questions ranging from history, natural history and site-specific information will be placed along a designated trail for the entire month.
The final sign will provide information on where to find the answers.
 
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Oct
 
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Time:05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Prepare to be amazed! Many animals have unique adaptations, including warning colors, that help them survive. Join us for a virtual program where the focus is on Lake County animals but also will include others from across the globe.
 
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Oct

Virtual Program-Discovering Dinosaurs

October 03, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Spend an hour engaging with a museum educator learning about dinosaur characteristics, dinosaurs that lived in Lake County and creating your own dinosaur.
 
3
Oct
 
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Time:11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about the job of a Paleontologist and what makes an animal a dinosaur with other scouts! This program could help fit one requirement of the Brownie STEM Career Exploration Badge.
 
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Oct

Virtual Program-Historic Fort Sheridan

October 03, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Learn the history and unique stories of Fort Sheridan in this presentation that draws from the Dunn Museum’s archives. Topics include the founding of Fort Sheridan, its distinctive architecture, notable residents, and ways visitors can interact with the Fort today as one of Lake County’s many Forest Preserves.
 
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Oct

OAKtober Native Tree and Shrub Sale

October 04, 2020 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fall is the perfect time to plant native trees and shrubs. Preorder from over 24 different species.
 
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Oct

Virtual Program-Fall Into Phenology

October 06, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Learn how to become a Budburst citizen scientist and help track seasonal changes to contribute to a national database.
 

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