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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
May 27, 2018
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 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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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
May 29, 2018
CUMA03
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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Rookery Watch
Event's details
June 02, 2018
ALMA05
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Forest Fitness: Raven Glen
Event's details
June 02, 2018
iStock_group_walk
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event's details
June 02, 2018
Volunteer-11
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.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
Event's details
June 02, 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event's details
June 02, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 
History Cafe
Event's details
June 02, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Discuss life on the home front during the American Civil War by learning about Susie Smith Minto. Minto wrote letters to many of the men from Lake County fighting in the war. Her letters and diaries are now on display as part of our Minto Collection.
 
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Small Discoveries: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Event's details
June 06, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Look at all the different transportation options in Lake County. Help your little one make a boat float and a train move!
 
Museum Family Crafts
Event's details
June 07, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Discover what life was like for families and children during the American Civil War by making crafts and playing games.
 
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event's details
June 08, 2018
astronomy
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: Ray Lake
Event's details
June 09, 2018
iStock_group_walk
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Rookery Watch
Event's details
June 09, 2018
ALMA05
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
June 09, 2018
PRWO03
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
June 09, 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.
 
Barrington Greenway Initiative Workday
Event's details
June 09, 2018
Cuba_Marsh
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dive deep into the wilds of southwest Lake County to restore globally rare habitats of the Barrington Greenway.
 
Insect Study Merit Badge
Event's details
June 09, 2018
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Spend the afternoon collecting, observing and learning about Lake County insects as you work toward your Insect study merit badge.
 
Phenology and Photography
Event's details
June 09, 2018
night-hike02
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Take advantage of the setting sun and explore light painting after dark with photographer Jeff Goldberg.
 
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Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Fishing Camp
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Animal Attire
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Fishing Camp
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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.
 
Summer Concerts
Event's details
June 12, 2018
Rockin_Fenderskirts
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: Animal Attire
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Fishing Camp
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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.
 
From Seed to Sprout
Event's details
June 13, 2018
garden-program01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the history of Bonner Farm and early settlers to Lake County through a tour of the site and hands-on activities. Find out more about seeds as we dig and plant in our garden.
 
Lunchtime Tours
Event's details
June 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Lake County and the Dunn Museum celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818-2018) with a temporary special exhibition that showcases objects that have made local history.
 
Camp: Animal Attire
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Fishing Camp
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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.
 
Stevenson Home Public Tours
Event's details
June 14, 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: Animal Attire
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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: Fishing Camp
Event's details
June 11, 2018-June 15, 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.
 
Family Fun Friday: Sand Creations
Event's details
June 15, 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: Grassy Lake
Event's details
June 16, 2018
iStock_group_walk
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Rookery Watch
Event's details
June 16, 2018
ALMA05
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: Grant Woods
Event's details
June 16, 2018
GRWO02
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
Event's details
June 16, 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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Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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
June 18, 2018-June 22, 2018
CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
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: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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 2
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 2018
CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
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: Native Peoples
Event's details
June 19, 2018-June 21, 2018
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Dig into the past and discover what daily life was like for the first inhabitants in Lake County. Throughout the week campers will play games, create crafts, write their own lore, and learn about the everyday lives of local Native peoples.
 
Summer Concerts
Event's details
June 19, 2018
Rico_edits
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: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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 2
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 2018
CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
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: Native Peoples
Event's details
June 19, 2018-June 21, 2018
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Dig into the past and discover what daily life was like for the first inhabitants in Lake County. Throughout the week campers will play games, create crafts, write their own lore, and learn about the everyday lives of local Native peoples.
 
Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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 2
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 2018
CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
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: Native Peoples
Event's details
June 19, 2018-June 21, 2018
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Dig into the past and discover what daily life was like for the first inhabitants in Lake County. Throughout the week campers will play games, create crafts, write their own lore, and learn about the everyday lives of local Native peoples.
 
Battling Buckthorn
Event's details
June 21, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn about our efforts to eliminate buckthorn, one of the area’s most invasive plants. Experts will share identification and removal tips. Let us inspire you to join the effort and make Lake County a buckthorn-free zone.
 
Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event's details
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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
June 18, 2018-June 22, 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
June 18, 2018-June 22, 2018
CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
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: Lifeguard Olympics
Event's details
June 22, 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.
 
Lunchtime Tours
Event's details
June 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Lake County and the Dunn Museum celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818-2018) with a temporary special exhibition that showcases objects that have made local history.
 
Rookery Watch
Event's details
June 23, 2018
ALMA05
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Forest Fitness: Grant Woods
Event's details
June 23, 2018
iStock_group_walk
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event's details
June 23, 2018
ERCA08
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
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities, and games. We will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities, and games. We will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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.
 
Summer Concerts
Event's details
June 26, 2018
The_Giving_Tree_Band
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
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities, and games. We will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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.
 
Gardening with Native Plants
Event's details
June 27, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Discover the benefits of using native plants to create habitat for local birds and butterflies. Plant selection and identification, habitat requirements and maintenance will be discussed.
 
Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities, and games. We will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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.
 
Stevenson Home Public Tours
Event's details
June 28, 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: Wetland Explorers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities, and games. We will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 
Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event's details
June 25, 2018-June 29, 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.
 
Family Fun Friday: Celebrate USA
Event's details
June 29, 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.
 
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event's details
June 29, 2018
community-campfire-friday-nights
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
Civil War Days: Weekend Pass
Event's details
June 30, 2018-July 01, 2018
civil-war13
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
Rookery Watch
Event's details
June 30, 2018
ALMA05
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
Forest Fitness: Lakewood
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June 30, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
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June 30, 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.
 
Civil War Days
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June 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
 
 

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