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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 07, 2020
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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

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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.
 

CANCELED  Object Talks - Reima Ratti Painting
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April 09, 2020
02:00 PM - 02:30 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.
 

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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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April 10, 2020
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
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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.
 

CANCELED  Astronomy Program
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April 10, 2020
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08:00 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.
 

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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 14, 2020
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights
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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.
 

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Birchbark Quill Cradle Discussion
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April 16, 2020
06:30 PM - 07:30 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.
 

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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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April 17, 2020
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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Birdwatching Hot Spots
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April 18, 2020
07:30 AM - 09:30 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.
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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April 18, 2020
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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April 18, 2020
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  IL Butterfly Monitoring Workshop
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April 18, 2020
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about monitoring butterflies & skippers.
 

CANCELED  Rx for Health Walk
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April 18, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

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Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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April 19, 2020
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 19, 2020
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 21, 2020
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  Hikin' Tykes: Water
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April 21, 2020
09:30 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.
 

CANCELED  Earth Week-Purple Martins
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April 21, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Visit a purple martin house and learn about the migration and nesting behaviors of Lake County's largest member of the swallow family.
 

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Earth Day Exploration
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April 22, 2020
01:00 PM - 03:00 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!
 

CANCELED  Senior Series - Hollywood on the Prairie
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April 22, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 

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Playdate with Nature
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April 23, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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April 24, 2020
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights
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April 24, 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.
 

CANCELED  Earth Week: Watersheds
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April 24, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
What is a watershed? Which watershed do you live in? We'll answer these questions as more while discovering how we can keep our watery habitats healthy.
 

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Spring Bird Walk: Pine Dunes
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April 25, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Ryerson
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April 25, 2020
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
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April 25, 2020
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

CANCELED  Voyageur Paddle
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April 25, 2020
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09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Paddle our 34-foot canoe across the lake and back in time. Go back to early Lake County as 18th-century French voyageurs and discover why voyageurs traveled to Illinois in the 1740s and learn their effect on natural and cultural development.
 

CANCELED  BGI Volunteer Workday: Sedge Planting at Galloping Hill
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April 25, 2020
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09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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.
 

CANCELED  Voyageur Paddle
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April 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Paddle our 34-foot canoe across the lake and back in time. Go back to early Lake County as 18th-century French voyageurs and discover why voyageurs traveled to Illinois in the 1740s and learn their effect on natural and cultural development.
 

CANCELED  Earth Week: Digital scavenger hunt
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April 25, 2020
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Bring your phone/camera, sleuthing skills and imagination for this digital scavenger hunt through Nippersink Forest Preserve. The walk will be approximately 0.5 mile with a longer 1.3 mile option.
 

CANCELED  Evening Woodcock Walk
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April 25, 2020
07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
Step out at dusk to watch the spectacular sky dance of the American woodcock. One of Lake County’s spring wonders, learn about this peculiar-looking bird and its marvelous tactics to win over a mate.
 

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IL Odonate Survey Workshop
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April 26, 2020
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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop for Illinois Odonate Survey volunteers (dragonfly & damselfly monitoring).
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 26, 2020
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 28, 2020
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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Senior Series: Coyotes and Other Canines
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April 29, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Learn about the natural history and special adaptations of coyotes and other wild canines in Lake County.
 

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Art in Your Backyard
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April 30, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Join us in this after school program to create crafts centered around nature.
 

CANCELED  Native Plant Landscaping
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April 30, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 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.
 

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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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May 01, 2020
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
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May 02, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Birdwatching Hot Spots
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May 02, 2020
07:30 AM - 09:30 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.
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve
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May 02, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore the beauty of this picturesque landscape as we visit Lake County’s newest Forest Preserve.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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May 02, 2020
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Rx for Health Walk
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May 02, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
 
 

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