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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 18, 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!
 

August 18, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
August 18, 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!
 

August 18, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Kids Nature Funfest
Event details:
August 18, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Engage in pond scooping and critter exploration, nature art, crafts and live animals.
 

August 18, 2019 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
BGI Explore Series: Butterflies & Pollinators
Event details:
August 18, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grigsby Prairie

Barrington,IL
60010

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners on a guided hike!
 

August 18, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
August 18, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

August 18, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Woodpecker Walk
Event details:
August 20, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Look at the different species of woodpeckers that call Lake County home, then walk the trail to see how many you can find.
 

August 20, 2019 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 20, 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!
 

August 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 20, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

August 20, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
From Seed to Sprout: Food Preservation Then and Now
Event details:
August 21, 2019
garden-program01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How do the seasons of the year impact our food? Learn more about farm life in the 1800s and food preservation.
 

August 21, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 21, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

August 21, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
August 22, 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!
 

August 22, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
August 22, 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.
 

August 22, 2019 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
August 23, 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!
 

August 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Bess Bower Dunn Day
Event details:
August 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Happy Birthday Bess! Celebrate Bess Bower Dunn’s birthday with free admission and special
activities throughout the day.
 

August 23, 2019 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Beers, Brats, and Birdies!
Event details:
August 23, 2019
iStock-1040303026
4:30 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic followed by a round of 9 holes, with beer tastings and bratwurst.
 

August 23, 2019 4:30 PM
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
August 23, 2019
community-campfire-friday-nights
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 

August 23, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
Event details:
August 25, 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!
 

August 25, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 25, 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!
 

August 25, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration
Event details:
August 25, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monarch butterflies across the Midwest will soon begin their migration south. Learn more about monarch life cycles, the importance of native milkweeds and what you can do to help.
 

August 25, 2019 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
August 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

August 25, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 27, 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!
 

August 27, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 27, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

August 27, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 28, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

August 28, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
August 29, 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!
 

August 29, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
August 30, 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!
 

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

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

August 30, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 01, 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!
 

September 01, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 03, 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!
 

September 03, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 03, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 03, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 04, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 04, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 05, 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!
 

September 05, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hands-On Family Tour
Event details:
September 05, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Travel through time on this interactive, hands on, sensory-based family tour throughout the Dunn Museum's exhibits.
 

September 05, 2019 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
September 06, 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!
 

September 06, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Carp-O-Rama
Event details:
September 07, 2019
CarpO_Rama_winner_2015Web
6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Compete to catch the largest and the most carp. Help reduce carp overpopulation. Catch and keep, or turn in your carp in to us. No limit. Cash prizes awarded.
 

September 07, 2019 (6:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Middlefork
Event details:
September 07, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Take a stroll around Middlefork Savanna to enjoy the rare tallgrass savanna that makes this site so special.
 

September 07, 2019 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
September 07, 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!
 

September 07, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
September 07, 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!
 

September 07, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 08, 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!
 

September 08, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 08, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 08, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
September 09, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

September 09, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 10, 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!
 

September 10, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Hikin' Tykes: Animal Tails
Event details:
September 10, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will learn about a variety of animal tails through a nature-based story and hands-on activities. We'll make our own tail and go exploring outdoors, weather permitting.
 

September 10, 2019 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 10, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 10, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
Event details:
September 11, 2019
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.
 

September 11, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 11, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 11, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 12, 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!
 

September 12, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
September 12, 2019
kids-stock01
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 

September 12, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
September 13, 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!
 

September 13, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Astronomy Program
Event details:
September 13, 2019
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.
 

September 13, 2019 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf
Event details:
September 14, 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!
 

September 14, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
September 14, 2019
ROSA13
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 14, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
BGI Volunteer Workday: CFC
Event details:
September 14, 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.
 

September 14, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Access to Nature
Event details:
September 14, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Don't let your cane or walker stop you from joining us on this hike to enjoy a stunning view of Lake Michigan from the asphalt trail. We will walk at your pace and learn about the preserve along the way.
 

September 14, 2019 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
September 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

September 14, 2019 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Night Voyageur
Event details:
September 14, 2019
voyager_canoe_class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paddle into the 1740’s with our 34-foot Montreal canoe and learn about Lake County’s tie to the French Fur trade.
 

September 14, 2019 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 15, 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!
 

September 15, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 15, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 15, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 17, 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!
 

September 17, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Walk with me - Tree ID.
Event details:
September 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Embark on an exploration into the woods. We will discover clues that help us identify trees. Bring your keen sense of observation and dress for the weather.
 

September 17, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 17, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 17, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 18, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 18, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Chicagoland Prehistory
Event details:
September 18, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In honor of Archaeology Awareness Month, enjoy a lecture by Great Lakes archaeologist, Dan Melone, as he discusses the Native people of pre-settlement Chicago. Dan will present his prehistoric and historic findings from the Lake and McHenry County region.
 

September 18, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 19, 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!
 

September 19, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Healthy Hedges
Event details:
September 19, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about our efforts to eliminate buckthorn. Experts will share tips for removing this invasive species and suggest great replacement plants. Let us inspire you to join the movement toward a healthier Lake County.
 

September 19, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
September 20, 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!
 

September 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Beers, Brats, and Birdies!
Event details:
September 20, 2019
iStock-1040303026
4:30 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic followed by a round of 9 holes, with beer tastings and bratwurst.
 

September 20, 2019 4:30 PM
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
September 20, 2019
community-campfire-friday-nights
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 

September 20, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
September 21, 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!
 

September 21, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 21, 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!
 

September 21, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Fox River
Event details:
September 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 21, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 22, 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!
 

September 22, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
September 22, 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!
 

September 22, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Par 3 Challenge
Event details:
September 22, 2019
countrysidegolfclub_(1)
2:00 PM
Countryside Golf Club
20800 W Hawley St,
Mundelein ,IL
60060

847-968-3466

Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes.
 

September 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 22, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 22, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 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!
 

September 24, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Walk with me - Tree ID.
Event details:
September 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Embark on an exploration into the woods. We will discover clues that help us identify trees. Bring your keen sense of observation and dress for the weather.
 

September 24, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 24, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

September 24, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 25, 2019
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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!
 

September 25, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Senior Series: Monarchs and Migration
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September 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monarchs across the Midwest are migrating south. Learn more about monarch life cycles, the importance of native milkweeds and what you can do to help.
 

September 25, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Object Talks: Women of Fort Sheridan
Event details:
September 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Take a closer look at a woman’s military uniform from Fort Sheridan and hear stories of the important roles women played in both the military and at the Fort.
 

September 25, 2019 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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September 26, 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!
 

September 26, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
Event details:
September 26, 2019
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.
 

September 26, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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September 27, 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!
 

September 27, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
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September 28, 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!
 

September 28, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Exhibit Opening: A Celebration of Souls
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September 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us at the opening of A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico. Create crafts such as paper flowers and learn about traditions on a guided tour.
 

September 28, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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September 29, 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!
 

September 29, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 29, 2019
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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!
 

September 29, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 29, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 29, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Walk with me - Tree ID.
Event details:
October 01, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Embark on an exploration into the woods. We will discover clues that help us identify trees. Bring your keen sense of observation and dress for the weather.
 

October 01, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Animals of the Night
Event details:
October 03, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in and learn about animals that come out at night and make a craft to take home.
 

October 03, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Gander Mountain
Event details:
October 05, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Come walk with us to see beautiful views from Lake County's highest natural elevation at Gander Mountain Forest Preserve.
 

October 05, 2019 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
October 05, 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!
 

October 05, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
OAKtober Native Shrub and Tree Sale
Event details:
October 06, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. Let our experts help you select the right mix for your yard.
 

October 06, 2019 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
OAKtober Celebration
Event details:
October 06, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bring the family and join us for a celebration of oak trees and fall. Select the perfect native shrub or tree for your yard at our sale (10 am–3 pm). Join us for nature-themed activities and guided tours of the autumnal woodland (1–4 pm).
 

October 06, 2019 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 06, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 06, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Owls
Event details:
October 08, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will learn about these hooting birds of prey through hands-on activities and a nature-based story. They may even see a live owl! Outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

October 08, 2019 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Walk with me - Tree ID.
Event details:
October 08, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Embark on an exploration into the woods. Join us to discover clues that help us identify trees. Bring your keen sense of observation and dress for the weather.
 

October 08, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls
Event details:
October 09, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
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.
 

October 09, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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October 10, 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.
 

October 10, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Hops and History
Event details:
October 11, 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 with Light the Lamp Brewery. Go on a scavenger hunt through the museum's galleries, learn the story of the first brewery in Lake County, and explore Day of the Dead traditions in our temporary exhibit.. This event is for ages 21+ only.
 

October 11, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Astronomy Program
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October 11, 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.
 

October 11, 2019 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Birdwatching Hot Spots
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October 12, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 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.
 

October 12, 2019 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Colossal Cup Two-Player Golf Scramble
Event details:
October 13, 2019
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10:00 AM
Countryside Golf Club
20800 W Hawley St,
Mundelein ,IL
60060

847-968-3466

Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes. The colossal cup size is double the standard cup so putts will sink with ease and your score will drop with it.
 

October 13, 2019 10:00 AM
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 13, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 13, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Columbus Day: Buckthorn Busters
Event details:
October 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn to identify one of the most invasive plants in the county. See how and why we get rid of it. Then put on some work gloves and join in to remove it, helping to improve habitat health.

 

October 14, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Playdate with Nature - School Day Off
Event details:
October 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

October 14, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Exploring Day of the Dead
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October 14, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Discover the story of how calaveras, humorous skeleton drawings associated with Day of the Dead, came to be and explore other traditions associated with the holiday.
 

October 14, 2019 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Senior Series: Fall Color Walk
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October 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a walk through beautiful Ryerson Woods and discover the science behind the changing colors.
 

October 16, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Dryptosaurus at the Dunn: Designing a Dinosaur through Art and Science
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October 17, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Come learn about one of America's first dinosaur discoveries, Dryptosaurus. See the life-sized flesh-reconstruction of the predator and hear all about the process from the artist, Tyler Keillor, who created it.
 

October 17, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
 
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