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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
Event details:
February 23, 2020
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!
 

February 23, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 23, 2020
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!
 

February 23, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Winter Discovery Walk
Event details:
February 23, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Winter unveils a world of animal and plant treasures that are hidden other times of the year. Join us to make your own winter discoveries on this guided walk. After exploring, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in the Welcome Center.
 

February 23, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 25, 2020
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!
 

February 25, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: African American Historymakers
Event details:
February 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 

February 26, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 27, 2020
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!
 

February 27, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
February 28, 2020
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!
 

February 28, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 01, 2020
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 01, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 03, 2020
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 03, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 05, 2020
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 05, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Amazing Amphibians
Event details:
March 05, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in and learn about Lake County amphibians and meet one face to face.
 

March 05, 2020 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 06, 2020
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 06, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve
Event details:
March 07, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Come learn about the human and natural history of this site while taking in the majestic views of Lake Michigan.
 

March 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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!
 

March 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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!
 

March 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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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!
 

March 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
CANCELED
March 07, 2020
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 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CANCELED 
BGI Explore Series: Winter Hike, Tree & Shrub ID
Event details:
March 07, 2020
CUMA03
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Baker's Lake Savanna

Barrington,IL
60010

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners on a guided hike!
 

March 07, 2020 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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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 07, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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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 07, 2020 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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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 07, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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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 07, 2020 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 07, 2020
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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 07, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Plants of Concern Workshop
Event details:
March 08, 2020
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9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Workshop for Plants of Concern volunteers
 

March 08, 2020 (9:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 08, 2020
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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 08, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 08, 2020
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 08, 2020 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 08, 2020
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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 08, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 08, 2020
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 08, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 08, 2020
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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 08, 2020 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 08, 2020
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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 08, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 10, 2020
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 10, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
Event details:
March 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibit Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression, to learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

March 11, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 12, 2020
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 12, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
March 12, 2020
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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.
 

March 12, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Local Governmental Job Fair
Event details:
March 12, 2020
JobFair
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Lake County Forest Preserves is hosting a free governmental job fair. Local organizations have a variety of full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions they are seeking to fill.
 

March 12, 2020 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Starting Native Plants from Seed
Event details:
March 12, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Starting native plants from seed can be challenging until you know the tricks to sparking germination. Join us for a hands-on evening spent with your hands in the dirt learning a few basic seed-starting tricks.
 

March 12, 2020 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 13, 2020
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 13, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Women's History Month Lecture
Event details:
March 13, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 13, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Astronomy Program
Event details:
March 13, 2020
astronomy
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.
 

March 13, 2020 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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!
 

March 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Fox River
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
BGI Volunteer Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 14, 2020
CUMA03
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CFC
459 IL-22
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.
 

March 14, 2020 (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Bluebird Monitor Workshop
Event details:
March 14, 2020
bluebirds
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Libertyville High School

Libertyville,IL
60048

Workshop for Bluebird monitors
 

March 14, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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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 14, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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 14, 2020 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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 14, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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 14, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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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 14, 2020 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 14, 2020
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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 14, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 15, 2020
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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 15, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 15, 2020
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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 15, 2020 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 15, 2020
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 15, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 15, 2020
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 15, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 15, 2020
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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 15, 2020 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 15, 2020
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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 15, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 17, 2020
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 17, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Hikin' Tykes: Green
Event details:
March 17, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
The color green symbolizes many things, including balance, harmony and growth. Explore the various shades of green with your little one through a nature-based story, craft and outdoor walk, weather permitting. Embrace this month's topic by wearing green.
 

March 17, 2020 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Small Discoveries - Five Senses
Event details:
March 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about your five senses through activities and play.
 

March 18, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Senior Series: Maple Syrup
Event details:
March 18, 2020
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 18, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 19, 2020
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 19, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Author Talk - Artists of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Event details:
March 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Author Kathleen Duxbury shares the Great Depression story of a young, untried Waukegan artist with a romantic name, Reima Victor Ratti. This talk shares details of the artist's days in the CCC and how that experience set him on a path to history. See the artist's work on display in the temporary exhibit.
 

March 19, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 20, 2020
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 20, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adult Painting Workshop
Event details:
March 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
In this adult painting class, paint through the eyes of featured artist, Reima Ratti, and connect to the world of art. Artists will explore self-portrait without judgement, horizon lines and a perspective painting of a place that expresses fond memories. Come paint with us!
 

March 20, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
March 21, 2020
ALMA05
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 21, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
March 21, 2020
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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!
 

March 21, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
March 21, 2020
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!
 

March 21, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 21, 2020
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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 21, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 21, 2020
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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 21, 2020 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 21, 2020
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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 21, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 21, 2020
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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 21, 2020 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 21, 2020
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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 21, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 22, 2020
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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 22, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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March 22, 2020
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 22, 2020 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 22, 2020
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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 22, 2020 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 22, 2020
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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 22, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 22, 2020
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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 22, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 22, 2020
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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 22, 2020 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 22, 2020
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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 22, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 24, 2020
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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, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Spring Break Syruping
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March 24, 2020
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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 24, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Spring Break Syruping
Event details:
March 24, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:00 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 24, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
Event details:
March 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibit Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression, to learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

March 25, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
March 25, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

March 25, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 26, 2020
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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!
 

March 26, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
March 26, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the Dunn Museum's galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 

March 26, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
March 27, 2020
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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!
 

March 27, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
March 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend your Spring Break at the Dunn Museum creating themed crafts.
 

March 27, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Birdwatching Hot Spots
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March 28, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Join us at Independence Grove, a Lake County birding hot spot, to look for waterfowl, marsh birds, and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 

March 28, 2020 (7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
Event details:
March 28, 2020
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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!
 

March 28, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
March 28, 2020
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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!
 

March 28, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Salamander Saturday
Event details:
March 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Discover the importance of salamanders and learn what makes them a keystone species.
 

March 28, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
Event details:
March 29, 2020
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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!
 

March 29, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Art Therapy Workshop for People with Disabilities
Event details:
March 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Experience a unique art therapy session designed for children and adults with special needs. Artists will explore self-portrait without judgement, horizon lines and a perspective painting of a place that expresses fond memories. Come explore the world of art in a meaningful way!
 

March 29, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 29, 2020
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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 29, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Children's Painting Workshop
Event details:
March 29, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join a local artist in this kids-only painting class and help your children connect to the world of art! Artists will explore self-portrait without judgement, horizon lines and a perspective painting of a place that expresses fond memories. Come get messy with paint!
 

March 29, 2020 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 31, 2020
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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, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Homeschool Companion - Reima Ratti's Art
Event details:
April 01, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition Reima Ratti. Learn more about this artist from Waukegan, and the time period he lived and worked in, through a tour of the exhibit and hands-on activities.
 

April 01, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Wonderful Wildflowers
Event details:
April 02, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Come celebrate spring! Stop-by to learn about the native wildflowers that are starting to bloom and plant one to take home.
 

April 02, 2020 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Birdwatching Hot Spots
Event details:
April 04, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:30 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 04, 2020 (7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Fox River
Event details:
April 04, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Take a stroll around Fox River Forest Preserve to enjoy the river view that makes this site so special.
 

April 04, 2020 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Small Discoveries - Hop into Spring
Event details:
April 08, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrate the arrival of spring with craft, stories, and learning about historic spring activities.
 

April 08, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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April 09, 2020
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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 09, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Object Talks - Reima Ratti Painting
Event details:
April 09, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Take a closer look at a painting by Waukegan artist, Reima Ratti. Hear about the artist's involvement in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how he documented the world around him.
 

April 09, 2020 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
Event details:
April 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for your last opportunity to tour the exhibit, Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

April 10, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Astronomy Program
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April 10, 2020
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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.
 

April 10, 2020 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights
Event details:
April 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
 

April 15, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Birchbark Quill Cradle Discussion
Event details:
April 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for a discussion and presentation by artists Terri Hom and Pat Kruse. The artists will discuss their collaboration on remaking a birchbark quill cradle and their efforts to research and preserve birchbark quill art. Historic and contemporary examples of the cradles will be on display.
 

April 16, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Birdwatching Hot Spots
Event details:
April 18, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:30 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 18, 2020 (7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
IL Butterfly Monitoring Workshop
Event details:
April 18, 2020
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about monitoring butterflies & skippers.
 

April 18, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health Walk
Event details:
April 18, 2020
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 18, 2020 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Water
Event details:
April 21, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Water is one thing that makes our planet unique. Celebrate the Earth with your little explorer by experiencing the various states of this element. Includes a nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

April 21, 2020 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Earth Week-Purple Martins
Event details:
April 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Visit a purple martin house and learn about the migration and nesting behaviors of Lake County's largest member of the swallow family.
 

April 21, 2020 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Earth Day Exploration
Event details:
April 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Come celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary! Drop in to learn about things you can do on Earth Day (and everyday) to help the planet. Making small changes can add up to make a big difference!
 

April 22, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Senior Series - Hollywood on the Prairie
Event details:
April 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hear the story of the motion picture industry from the 1890s to 1910, beginning with Thomas Edison's laboratory in Menlo Park to Edward Amet's backyard movie studio in Waukegan, and Lake County's connection to Essanay Studios in Chicago.
 

April 22, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
April 23, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

April 23, 2020 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
 
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