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Civil War Days: Weekend Pass
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June 30, 2018-July 01, 2018
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
Civil War Days
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July 01, 2018
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09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
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Fishing
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July 05, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop a line and see if the fish are biting. We'll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 
Nature's Fireworks
Event's details
July 05, 2018
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn fun facts about species who use bioluminescence, make a firefly craft and help us put an end to the firefly vs. lightning bug debate with a vote. Drop in program, stop by anytime 5 - 7:30 PM.
 
Family Fun Friday: Bugs and Butterflies
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July 06, 2018
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Summer Night Camp
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July 06, 2018
06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Like our summer day camp for kids but at night and for adults. Name game, team-building, kayaking, night hike and campfire.
 
Forest Fitness: Buffalo Creek
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July 07, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Rookery Watch
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July 07, 2018
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
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July 07, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 
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Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
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July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
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July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Summer Concerts
Event's details
July 10, 2018
Gizzae
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
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July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
From Seed to Sprout
Event's details
July 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Find out what plants need to grow. We'll test soil, check the Farmers' Almanac, and learn about pollination and insects.
 
Lunchtime Tours
Event's details
July 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and hear stories of how men and women from Lake County were involved in the American Civil War.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Stevenson Home Public Tours
Event's details
July 12, 2018
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event's details
July 09, 2018-July 13, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Family Fun Friday: Miniature Golf
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July 13, 2018
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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July 13, 2018
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08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 
Forest Fitness: Sedge Meadow Canoe Launch
Event's details
July 14, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Rookery Watch
Event's details
July 14, 2018
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event's details
July 14, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event's details
July 14, 2018
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09:00 AM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Barrington Greenway Initiative Workday
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July 14, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dive deep into the wilds of southwest Lake County to restore globally rare habitats of the Barrington Greenway.
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
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July 14, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Camp: Wetland Explorers
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July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
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July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
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July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Summer Concerts
Event's details
July 17, 2018
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07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
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July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Tinkering Through Time
Event's details
July 18, 2018
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
What type of technology existed during the American Civil War? Discover the importance of technological advances of that era, ranging from submarines and hot air balloons to photography.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Native Drum Circle and Storytelling
Event's details
July 19, 2018
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Join us for a presentation of traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event's details
July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 
Family Fun Friday: Beach Bingo
Event's details
July 20, 2018
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Lunchtime Tours
Event's details
July 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and hear stories of how men and women from Lake County were involved in the American Civil War.
 
Wine and Nine
Event's details
July 20, 2018
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04:00 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic and a round of 9 holes, followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
 
Community Campfire Friday Nights
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July 20, 2018
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07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
Forest Fitness: Oak Spring Canoe Launch
Event's details
July 21, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event's details
July 21, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Rx for Health
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July 21, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
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Art Opening
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July 22, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Brushwood Center, in partnership with the Lake County Forest Preserve District, presents The Promise of an Acorn, a group exhibition focused on the unique oak ecosystem. Join us for the opening reception and learn about oak ecosystem restoration in Lake County with a featured forest preserve guest speaker at 2 PM. Optional guided hike through Ryerson Woods at 3 PM.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Make a Museum
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever wonder how a museum works? This camp explores what it takes to build and operate a museum. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with museum professionals, learn about collections, and how to design an exhibit. As they learn, they will create their own temporary exhibit which will open up on the last day of camp.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Make a Museum
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever wonder how a museum works? This camp explores what it takes to build and operate a museum. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with museum professionals, learn about collections, and how to design an exhibit. As they learn, they will create their own temporary exhibit which will open up on the last day of camp.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
History Hacked
Event's details
July 24, 2018
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

How did the Potawatomi care for their children in the 19th century? Are cradleboards still used today? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we take a closer look at a cradleboard from our collections and learn about Potawatomi childcare and family life.
 
Summer Concerts
Event's details
July 24, 2018
MississippiHeat1
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Make a Museum
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever wonder how a museum works? This camp explores what it takes to build and operate a museum. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with museum professionals, learn about collections, and how to design an exhibit. As they learn, they will create their own temporary exhibit which will open up on the last day of camp.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
From Seed to Sprout
Event's details
July 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the parts of a plant and which parts we eat as we work in our garden and end with a taste test.
 
Mammals of Lake County
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July 25, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Expand your knowledge of the mammals that call Lake County home. A guided walk in search of local mammals follows an indoor presentation.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Make a Museum
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever wonder how a museum works? This camp explores what it takes to build and operate a museum. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with museum professionals, learn about collections, and how to design an exhibit. As they learn, they will create their own temporary exhibit which will open up on the last day of camp.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Stevenson Home Public Tours
Event's details
July 26, 2018
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
Fishing
Event's details
July 26, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Drop a line and see if the fish are biting. You could catch bluegills, largemouth bass and channel
catfish. We’ll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Make a Museum
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever wonder how a museum works? This camp explores what it takes to build and operate a museum. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with museum professionals, learn about collections, and how to design an exhibit. As they learn, they will create their own temporary exhibit which will open up on the last day of camp.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 
Family Fun Friday: Carnival
Event's details
July 27, 2018
IG-20160722-JK-2843
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Forest Fitness: Cuba Marsh
Event's details
July 28, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event's details
July 28, 2018
ERCA08
09:00 AM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Gospelfest
Event's details
July 29, 2018
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Be inspired by Lake County's best gospel voices. This annual favorite features choirs, solo performances and praise dancers that will bring you to your feet.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Skulls, Scat and Tracks
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
Skulls
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers become detectives with keen observation skills, deciphering the clues that animals leave behind. They’ll go on exploratory hikes, dissect owl pellets, shape skulls from sculpting
material, identify animals by their scat and solve mysteries using tracking skills.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 
Camp: Art in your Backyard
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Grow your art skills with projects like observational drawing, fabric dyeing, creating story stones, making paper and more.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Skulls, Scat and Tracks
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
Skulls
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers become detectives with keen observation skills, deciphering the clues that animals leave behind. They’ll go on exploratory hikes, dissect owl pellets, shape skulls from sculpting
material, identify animals by their scat and solve mysteries using tracking skills.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 
Camp: Art in your Backyard
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Grow your art skills with projects like observational drawing, fabric dyeing, creating story stones, making paper and more.
 
Summer Concerts
Event's details
July 31, 2018
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07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Skulls, Scat and Tracks
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
Skulls
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers become detectives with keen observation skills, deciphering the clues that animals leave behind. They’ll go on exploratory hikes, dissect owl pellets, shape skulls from sculpting
material, identify animals by their scat and solve mysteries using tracking skills.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 
Camp: Art in your Backyard
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Grow your art skills with projects like observational drawing, fabric dyeing, creating story stones, making paper and more.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Skulls, Scat and Tracks
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
Skulls
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers become detectives with keen observation skills, deciphering the clues that animals leave behind. They’ll go on exploratory hikes, dissect owl pellets, shape skulls from sculpting
material, identify animals by their scat and solve mysteries using tracking skills.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 
Camp: Art in your Backyard
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Grow your art skills with projects like observational drawing, fabric dyeing, creating story stones, making paper and more.
 
Museum Family Crafts
Event's details
August 02, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Join us in our North Shore Gas Education Classroom to make crafts centered around nature.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 
Camp: Skulls, Scat and Tracks
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
Skulls
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers become detectives with keen observation skills, deciphering the clues that animals leave behind. They’ll go on exploratory hikes, dissect owl pellets, shape skulls from sculpting
material, identify animals by their scat and solve mysteries using tracking skills.
 
Camp: Fishing Camp
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 
Camp: Art in your Backyard
Event's details
July 30, 2018-August 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Grow your art skills with projects like observational drawing, fabric dyeing, creating story stones, making paper and more.
 
Family Fun Friday: Pirate Day
Event's details
August 03, 2018
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Forest Fitness: Sun Lake
Event's details
August 04, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
Event's details
August 04, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 
 
 

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