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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 19, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 19, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Homeschool Companion: Comic Book Art
Event details:
March 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross. Learn about comic book illustration and art techniques through hands-on activities.
 

March 20, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Senior Series: Maple Syrup
Event details:
March 20, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join in the annual maple syrup tradition at Ryerson Woods. Learn how sugar maple trees produce the sap that is collected and made into syrup each spring. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 20, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 21, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 21, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rogue vs. Citizen Heroes: Superheroes and Zeitgeist
Event details:
March 21, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
College of Lake County sociology professors John and Maria Jose Tenuto contrast the definitions of “citizen” and “rogue” heroes. Using examples from comic books and superhero films, they will show how the most popular characters at a given time are a reflection of what the society is experiencing.
 

March 21, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 22, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 22, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Women's History Month
Event details:
March 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Celebrate National Women’s History Month by learning about powerful Lake County women who made history.
 

March 22, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
March 23, 2019
ERCA08
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00 FULL
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00 FULL
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 24, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 24, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 24, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 24, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00 FULL
Event details:
March 24, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 24, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00 FULL
Event details:
March 24, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Break Syruping - FULL
Event details:
March 25, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spending your spring break on a staycation? Join us for this weekday Maple Syrup Hike to learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
March 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 

March 26, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 26, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 26, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
March 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

March 26, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Mastodon Mysteries
Event details:
March 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How big were mastodons? How did they survive in the cold? Find out the answers to these questions through experiments, crafts and investigating fossil casts.
 

March 27, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 28, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 28, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
March 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend your spring break creating themed crafts around the exhibition, Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross.
 

March 28, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 29, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 29, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
IL Butterfly Monitoring Workshop
Event details:
March 30, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about monitoring butterflies & skippers.
 

March 30, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 31, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 31, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
Event details:
March 31, 2019
MCWO01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 31, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 02, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 02, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
April 04, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 04, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Animal Superheroes
Event details:
April 04, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Put on your favorite superhero shirt and join us to learn about the amazing superhero animals of Lake County.
 

April 04, 2019 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
April 05, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 05, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hops and History
Event details:
April 05, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grab a beer, engage in local history and hang out with friends after hours at the Dunn Museum. Join Tighthead Brewery as you search for answers to tricky and humorous questions on a scavenger hunt through the exhibition galleries. Enjoy a tasting with each correct answer! This event is for ages 21+ only.
 

April 05, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Birdwatching Hotspots
Event details:
April 06, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, marsh birds and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 

April 06, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Grassy Lake
Event details:
April 06, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Take a morning break and join us on a guided walk to discover the rolling hills, woodlands and marshes of this beautiful preserve.
 

April 06, 2019 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
April 06, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 06, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 07, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 07, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Hikin' Tykes: Bluebirds
Event details:
April 09, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will be treated to a nature-based story, craft and hands-on learning about this colorful symbol of happiness. Outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

April 09, 2019 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 09, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 09, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Foodways
Event details:
April 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 

April 10, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
April 11, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 11, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
April 11, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 

April 11, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Object Talks: Cradleboard
Event details:
April 11, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

How did the Potawatomi care for their children in the 19th century? Are cradleboards still used today? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we take a closer look at a circa 1900 cradleboard from our Museum collections, and learn about Potawatomi childcare and family life.
 

April 11, 2019 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
April 12, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 12, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
April 13, 2019
Volunteer-11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 13, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf
Event details:
April 13, 2019
PRWO03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 13, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
April 13, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

April 13, 2019 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Hastings Lake
Event details:
April 14, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
April brings the beginning of bird migration. Join skilled birders in search of early migrants, such as loons and white pelicans. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

April 14, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 14, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 14, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 16, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 16, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Rainy Days
Event details:
April 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
From crafts to games to science experiments, discover different ways you can keep yourself entertained on rainy days.
 

April 17, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
April 18, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 18, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
Event details:
April 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Songs played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement as an inspirational rallying point and as a way to spread the message of equality and justice. Intermixed with pivotal songs that inspired the movement, Illinois folksinger Chris Vallillo presents first-hand accounts of the historic struggle and
discusses the impact of music on this important social cause in our nation’s history.
 

April 18, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
April 19, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 19, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Exploring Buildings and Bridges
Event details:
April 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Explore fascinating buildings in history, from wigwams to courthouses, and learn about different types of bridges. Then, experiment as an architect and build a structure of your own.
 

April 19, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Birdwatching Hotspots
Event details:
April 20, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, marsh birds and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 

April 20, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
BGI Volunteer Workday: CFC
Event details:
April 20, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Citizens for Conservation HQ

Barrington,IL
60010

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.
 

April 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
IL Odonate Survey Workshop
Event details:
April 20, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about monitoring dragonflies & damselflies.
 

April 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
April 20, 2019
ALMA05
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
Event details:
April 20, 2019
ERCA08
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
April 20, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
April 20, 2019
GRWO02
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
April 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

April 20, 2019 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
April 20, 2019
INGR04
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 20, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 21, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 21, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Earth Week: Pond Study
Event details:
April 22, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Celebrate Earth Day by collecting and identifying pond critters, and learn how scientists use this
information to determine the health of our ponds, lakes and rivers.
 

April 22, 2019 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 23, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 23, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Earth Week: Playdate with Nature
Event details:
April 23, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

April 23, 2019 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Senior Series: Native Plant Landscaping
Event details:
April 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Native plants provide homes and food for our native wildlife, and natural beauty to our home landscapes. Join us to learn more about how to bring native plants into your garden.
 

April 24, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
April 25, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 25, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Earth Week: Buckthorn Busters
Event details:
April 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Grab your work gloves and drop in to help improve habitat health.
 

April 25, 2019 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Earth Week-Salamander Storytime
Event details:
April 25, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet a live salamander, participate in an interactive story, and hike on the trail in search of local salamander species.
 

April 25, 2019 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
April 26, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 26, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Foodways
Event details:
April 26, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 

April 26, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Earth Week: Amazing Race Letterboxing
Event details:
April 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bring the family and go on an amazing race adventure by following letterbox clues while learning more about Lake County plants & animals. The walk will be approximately 0.5 mile.
 

April 26, 2019 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Earth Week: Shoreline Stewards
Event details:
April 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Make a big impact by becoming a shoreline steward! Learn about watersheds and then complete a shoreline cleanup. Get a group together and come out! The Earth appreciates your efforts.
 

April 27, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
April 27, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

April 27, 2019 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Old School
Event details:
April 28, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

April 28, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 28, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 28, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Woodland Wildflowers and Wildlife
Event details:
April 28, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Our woodlands are a complex system of relationships between the plants and animals that live there. Join us as we take an in-depth look at the connections between our native wildflowers and trees, and the animals that rely on them.
 

April 28, 2019 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Earth Week: Amphibian Amble
Event details:
April 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Spring is here! Join us for an evening walk to search for frogs and salamanders. Learn why these amphibians are an indicator species and what they tell us about our local watershed.
 

April 28, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
April 30, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

April 30, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Senior Series: Spring Birdwalk
Event details:
May 01, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders and learn to identify the new arrivals by sight and sound.
 

May 01, 2019 (7:00 AM - 8:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 02, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 02, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Look, Learn, Create: Comic Book Art
Event details:
May 02, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pow! Zap! Look at comic book art created by Alex Ross, learn about the process and the stories behind the art, and then create your own inspired works with the whole family.
 

May 02, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
May 03, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 03, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Wright Woods
Event details:
May 04, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 04, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Intro to Birdwatching
Event details:
May 04, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Are you interested in learning more about our local birds but don’t know where to start? Join us for this introductory class and learn the basics of birdwatching. We’ll cover binocular use, bird identification and the best places to watch birds in Lake County.
 

May 04, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Birdwatching Hotspots
Event details:
May 04, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, marsh birds and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 

May 04, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Half Day
Event details:
May 04, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Get outdoors this spring and join us on a guided walk to discover the diversity of plants and animals along the Des Plaines River Trail.
 

May 04, 2019 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Free Comic Book Day
Event details:
May 04, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come dressed in your favorite comic book character costume for Free Comic Book Day! Receive a free comic book from Dreamland Comics in Libertyville, make superhero crafts and learn about the comic book art of Alex Ross.
 

May 04, 2019 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson
Event details:
May 05, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 05, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 05, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 05, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 07, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 07, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 09, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 09, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
May 09, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 

May 09, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Lunchtime Tours- Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross
Event details:
May 09, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Take a closer look at the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross on this 30-minute tour.
 

May 09, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
May 10, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 10, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Astronomy Program
Event details:
May 10, 2019
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8:00 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.
 

May 10, 2019 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 11, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join us to discover some of the beautiful birds that utilize our native landscapes. The first 25 people to register and attend the bird walk get exclusive first entry into the sale.
 

May 11, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 11, 2019
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 11, 2019 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf
Event details:
May 11, 2019
PRWO03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!

 

May 11, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
May 11, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 11, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
Event details:
May 11, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 11, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
BGI Explore Series: Spring Ephemerals & Warblers Hike
Event details:
May 11, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Busse Woods

Elk Grove Village,IL
60007

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners on a guided hike!
 

May 11, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson
Event details:
May 12, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 12, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 12, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 12, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Native Plant Sale
Event details:
May 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

May 12, 2019 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Bees
Event details:
May 14, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will learn about bees through a nature-based story, create a craft and carefully search for these beneficial buzzing pollinators in the native plant garden.
 

May 14, 2019 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 14, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 14, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson
Event details:
May 15, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join skilled birders on these walks. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

May 15, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
May 16, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 16, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
May 16, 2019
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

May 16, 2019 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Where to paddle in Lake County
Event details:
May 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Discover places in Lake County where you can launch your canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard. We’ll discuss safety tips, how to prepare and what to expect.
 

May 16, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
May 17, 2019
GRLA01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

May 17, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
May 17, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 

May 17, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
 
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