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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

Preserve Highlights

 
  • Ethel's Woods Scheduled to Open October 18

    Check out new trails and experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch.
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  • Free Senior Museum Admission

    Senior admission to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville is FREE for the entire month of OCTOBER.
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  • Day of the Dead Exhibition

    A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico exhibition is on display through Jan 5, 2020,...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 6:05 PM

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Oct

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

October 18, 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!
 
18
Oct

Community Campfire Friday Nights

October 18, 2019 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
19
Oct

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

October 19, 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!
 
19
Oct

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

October 19, 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!
 
19
Oct

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

October 19, 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!
 
19
Oct

Restoration Workday: Heron Creek

October 19, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 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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Oct

Birdwatching Hot Spots

October 19, 2019 (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, raptors, and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 
19
Oct

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

October 19, 2019 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
20
Oct

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

October 20, 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!
 
20
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 20, 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!
 
20
Oct
 
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This decade-long project has transformed the landscape of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch, recreating a healthy, meandering stream from one of Lake County's lowest quality lakes. Project Manager Leslie Berns will reveal the story of this complex restoration success.
 
20
Oct

Guided Hike Lake County

October 20, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 
20
Oct

Chocolate in Life and Death

October 20, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Learn about how chocolate was made and consumed in ancient Mexico and its use in Dia de los Muertos traditions today. We’ll grind roasted cacao beans on a metate and demonstrate how to prepare a traditional drinking chocolate.
 
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Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 22, 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!
 
22
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 22, 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!
 
23
Oct

Homeschool Companion: A Celebration of Souls

October 23, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico. Learn more about the traditions of this holiday through a tour of the exhibit and hands-on activities.
 
23
Oct

Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls

October 23, 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


Tour through the exhibit A Celebration of Souls to learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in southern Mexico.
 
24
Oct

Restoration Workday: Old School

October 24, 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!
 
24
Oct

Dunn Museum Teacher Open House

October 24, 2019 (05:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Learn about exciting programs and resources for your class. Take part in sessions with Museum Education staff and Environmental Education staff, including learning about our new Teacher Ambassador program (see the document below for program details).
 

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