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Upcoming Events

Self-Guided Nature Discoveries


Self-Guided Nature Discoveries

Sunday, August 07 - Saturday, September 03

11 AM - 5 PM

All Ages


Explore Ryerson Conservation Area with a new, monthly self-guided activity you can do on-site, at another preserve or at home. Pick up at the Welcome Center during regular open hours. The activity could be a forest-themed scavenger hunt, a craft, or puzzle to solve. Starting in April and running through December, each month’s activity will provide opportunities to connect with the natural world. Discover something new every month!

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Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center 21950 North Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL, 60015
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