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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 4:19 PM

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Dec

Hibernation and Migration

December 08, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn how animals adapt to winter through hands-on activities.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

December 08, 2019 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

December 10, 2019 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec

Hikin' Tykes: Beaver

December 10, 2019 (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will learn about North America's largest rodent through hands on activities and a nature-based story. They will even get the change to see an active lodge.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

December 10, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec

Lunchtime Tours: Winter in Lake County

December 11, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Examine the megafauna of the Ice Age, Potawatomi wigwams, ice harvesting on Diamond Lake and more to learn how Lake County has survived and thrived in the cold.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Old School

December 12, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec

Connecting Kids with Nature

December 12, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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Time:10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration and learn the benefits of nature play.
 
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Dec

Object Talks: The American Mastodon

December 12, 2019 (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville, IL -60048


Take a closer look at a fossilized mastodon leg bone and tooth to learn more about this massive Ice Age mammal and hear the fascinating story of how it was found.
 
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Dec

Moonlit Meander

December 12, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

There's something unique about a walk in winter in the moonlight. Experience the sounds, smells, and shadowy sights in this beautiful preserve.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

December 13, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec

Astronomy Program

December 13, 2019 (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 
14
Dec

Restoration Workday: Fox River

December 14, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf

December 14, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna

December 14, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Dec
 
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Hickory Grove Highlands, Cary, IL -60013


Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners at a volunteer workday!

Work side-by-side with experienced volunteer stewards and staff from Citizens for Conservation, Audubon Great Lakes, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Lake County Forest Preserves.
 
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Dec

Scout Saturday: Earth Rocks

December 14, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join the Lake County Forest Preserves and work towards earning your Earth Rocks badge.
 
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Dec

Scout Saturday: Night Owl

December 14, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Come out for night-time fun and fulfill requirements 1-4 of the Night Owl badge.
 

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