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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 01, 2019
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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December 03, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 03, 2019
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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!
 
Small Discoveries: Winter Wonderland
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December 04, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bundle up, it’s a winter wonderland! Enjoy stories and crafts centered around snowflakes, snowmen, and all things winter.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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December 05, 2019
OLSC04
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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December 06, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
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December 07, 2019
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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December 07, 2019
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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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 08, 2019
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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December 10, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 10, 2019
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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!
 
Lunchtime Tours: Winter in Lake County
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December 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Examine the megafauna of the Ice Age, Potawatomi wigwams, ice harvesting on Diamond Lake and more to learn how Lake County has survived and thrived in the cold.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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December 12, 2019
OLSC04
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Object Talks: The American Mastodon
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December 12, 2019
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Take a closer look at a fossilized mastodon leg bone and tooth to learn more about this massive Ice Age mammal and hear the fascinating story of how it was found.
 
Moonlit Meander
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December 12, 2019
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
There's something unique about a walk in winter in the moonlight. Experience the sounds, smells, and shadowy sights in this beautiful preserve.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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December 13, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf
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December 14, 2019
PRWO03
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Fox River
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December 14, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
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December 14, 2019
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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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 15, 2019
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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December 17, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 17, 2019
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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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Old School
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December 19, 2019
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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!
 
Lunchtime Tours: Winter in Lake County
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December 19, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Examine the megafauna of the Ice Age, Potawatomi wigwams, ice harvesting on Diamond Lake and more to learn how Lake County has survived and thrived in the cold.
 
Preserving Lake County History
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December 19, 2019
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Step back in time to meet the individuals whose efforts preserved Lake County’s historical and natural heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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December 20, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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December 21, 2019
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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!
 
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
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December 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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December 21, 2019
GRWO02
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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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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December 22, 2019
MCWO01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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December 22, 2019
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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!
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 22, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 23, 2019
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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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Old School
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December 26, 2019
OLSC04
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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December 27, 2019
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!
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 27, 2019
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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!
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
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December 28, 2019
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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!
 
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
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December 28, 2019
ROSA13
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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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 29, 2019
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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New Year's Celebration
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December 31, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Through crafts and activities, learn how people around the world celebrate the start of the new year.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 31, 2019
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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!
 
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Museum Family Crafts
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January 02, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Spend your winter break creating free winter-themed crafts at the Dunn Museum.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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January 02, 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!
 
Ice Age Encounters
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January 02, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Come investigate the Ice Age through hands-on demonstrations, looking at fossil casts, and comparing and contrasting to animals today.
 
Museum Curiosity Stations
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January 03, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

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