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Comic Book Cover Contest
Event's details
April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
May 26, 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!
 
Comic Book Cover Contest
Event's details
April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
Comic Book Cover Contest
Event's details
April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
May 28, 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!
 
Comic Book Cover Contest
Event's details
April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
Comic Book Cover Contest
Event's details
April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event's details
May 30, 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!
 
Comic Book Cover Contest
Event's details
April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event's details
May 31, 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!
 
Wine and Nine
Event's details
May 31, 2019
wine glass and two golf balls
04:30 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic and a round of 9 holes, followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
 
Birdwatching Hot Spots
Event's details
June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us to look for waterfowl and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 
Comic Book Cover Contest
Event's details
April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event's details
June 01, 2019
volunteer-workday04
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
Event's details
June 01, 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!
 
BGI Explore Series: Prairie Ephemerals & Grassland Birds
Event's details
June 01, 2019
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grigsby Prairie

Barrington, IL , 60010

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners on a guided hike!
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event's details
June 01, 2019
Volunteer-11
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: Ryerson
Event's details
June 01, 2019
ERCA08
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Bonner
Event's details
June 01, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stroll around this unique forest preserve and learn about its history from a Museum Educator while discovering the nature that surrounds it.
 
Learn to throw with the atlatl–a prehistoric hunting tool
Event's details
June 01, 2019
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Celebrate World Atlatl Day! Test your aim and prehistoric hunting skills by learning how to throw with an atlatl.
 
Learn to throw with the atlatl–a prehistoric hunting tool
Event's details
June 01, 2019
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Celebrate World Atlatl Day! Test your aim and prehistoric hunting skills by learning how to throw with an atlatl.
 
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Aquatic Lake County
Event's details
June 02, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Learn about aquatic life and how the presence or absence of these animals is used to assess water quality.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event's details
June 02, 2019
Volunteer-11
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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
June 02, 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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
June 04, 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
Event's details
June 04, 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!
 
Filling the Bubble
Event's details
June 04, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
In this writer’s workshop, led by comic book writer Rebecca Rothschild, authors will work on building writing techniques specific to the comic book medium.
 
Lunchtime Tours: Lakes and Resorts
Event's details
June 05, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn about the historic resorts and summertime activities that drew people to Lake County in the early 20th century.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event's details
June 05, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
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: Old School
Event's details
June 06, 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!
 
Pajama Party Storytime: Salamanders
Event's details
June 06, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bundle the kids up in their jammies, and join us for a craft and story about salamanders.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event's details
June 07, 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: Rollins Savanna
Event's details
June 08, 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!
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
Event's details
June 08, 2019
ERCA08
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
Event's details
June 08, 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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
June 09, 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: Wilmot Woods
Event's details
June 09, 2019
INGR04
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
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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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
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 Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
June 11, 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!
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers- FULL
Event's details
June 11, 2019-June 13, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Bats
Event's details
June 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Discover the unique adaptations and many benefits of local bats through activities, touch table and a craft.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event's details
June 11, 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!
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
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 Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers- FULL
Event's details
June 11, 2019-June 13, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Pond Scooping
Event's details
June 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Put on your rain boots and join us at the pond to scoop for critters living under the water. We’ll learn how to identify what we catch and what you can do to keep their watery home healthy.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event's details
June 12, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
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.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event's details
June 13, 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!
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Bluebird Hike
Event's details
June 13, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about eastern bluebirds and what makes them a special species. Take a hike to view birds and the nest box homes we create for them.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers- FULL
Event's details
June 11, 2019-June 13, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event's details
June 13, 2019
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019
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.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event's details
June 14, 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!
 
Small Discoveries: Superheroes
Event's details
June 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Explore the world of comic books at the Marvelocity exhibit and help your little one become a superhero!
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
Event's details
June 14, 2019
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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.
 
Wine and Nine
Event's details
June 14, 2019
wine glass and two golf balls
04:30 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic and a round of 9 holes, followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
 
Astronomy Program
Event's details
June 14, 2019
astronomy
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.
 
Birdwatching Hot Spots
Event's details
June 15, 2019
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us to look for waterfowl and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 
BGI Volunteer Workday: Cuba Marsh
Event's details
June 15, 2019
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cuba Marsh
24205 W Cuba Rd
Deer Park, 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Fox River
Event's details
June 15, 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
Event's details
June 15, 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!
 
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event's details
June 15, 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: Almond Marsh
Event's details
June 15, 2019
ALMA05
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: Walking in Nature
Event's details
June 15, 2019
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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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
June 16, 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!
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
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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 Camp: Early Settlers
Event's details
June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Return to the 1830s and experience life as an early settler to Lake County. Through crafts, activities and exploration learn how people made the big move west, started farms, set up homes, and lived every day.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
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.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
June 18, 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
Event's details
June 18, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Concerts in the Plaza: De Hurricane Reggae Band
Event's details
June 18, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
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.
 
Summer Camp: Early Settlers
Event's details
June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Return to the 1830s and experience life as an early settler to Lake County. Through crafts, activities and exploration learn how people made the big move west, started farms, set up homes, and lived every day.
 
From Seed to Sprout - Dig If You Will
Event's details
June 19, 2019
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event's details
June 19, 2019
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Senior Series: Early Summer Wildflowers
Event's details
June 19, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
The palette of wildflowers changes throughout the summer. Join us as we enjoy the splendor of these beauties.
 
Summer Camp: Early Settlers
Event's details
June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Return to the 1830s and experience life as an early settler to Lake County. Through crafts, activities and exploration learn how people made the big move west, started farms, set up homes, and lived every day.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event's details
June 20, 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!
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
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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.
 
The Writing Life with Russell Lissau
Event's details
June 20, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Critically acclaimed comic book scribe Russell Lissau, (The Batman Strikes, Old Wounds), will reveal where he gets ideas for stories and how he turns them into comic books.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
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.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
Event's details
June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event's details
June 21, 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!
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
Event's details
June 21, 2019
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: Lakes and Resorts
Event's details
June 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn about the historic resorts and summertime activities that drew people to Lake County in the early 20th century.
 
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event's details
June 21, 2019
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07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event's details
June 22, 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)
Event's details
June 23, 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!
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
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June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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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.
 
Hummingbirds
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June 24, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Observe these amazing birds as you learn about their life history and how to make a hummingbird-friendly yard.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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June 25, 2019
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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
 
Turtle Telemetry
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June 25, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the state endangered Blanding’s turtle and our Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Program. Walk in the “boots of a biologist” and test out some of the equipment we use to find and evaluate turtles.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers
Event's details
June 25, 2019-June 27, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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June 25, 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!
 
Concerts in the Plaza: Rockin’ Fenderskirts
Event's details
June 25, 2019
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07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers
Event's details
June 25, 2019-June 27, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event's details
June 26, 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!
 
Invertebrate Adventure
Event's details
June 26, 2019
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to discover the diversity of life in our preserves while collecting insects. This hands-on program will give you an up-close look at our six- and eight-legged neighbors.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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CANCELLED
June 27, 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!
 

CANCELLED  Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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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.
 
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers
Event's details
June 25, 2019-June 27, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event's details
June 27, 2019
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
Nature Open House
Event's details
June 27, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Live animals, crafts and guided activities will introduce you to some of the creatures that call this preserve home.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
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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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event's details
June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
Event's details
June 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!
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
Event's details
June 28, 2019
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
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June 29, 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!
 
Fireflies by Firelight
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June 29, 2019
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08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for a fun-filled evening learning about these fascinating insects and how to make your yard an oasis for them.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
June 30, 2019
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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: McDonald Woods
Event's details
June 30, 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!
 
Pop Up Paddle: Kayak
Event's details
July 01, 2019
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore from a solo kayak. Watch for wildlife and learn about aquatic plants. Brief paddle instruction provided.
 
Family Fishing
Event's details
July 02, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in a line and see if the fish are biting. We’ll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 
Concerts in the Plaza: The Chicago Skyliners Big Band
Event's details
July 02, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Bees and Other Pollinators
Event's details
July 03, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Visit a touch table to discover the important role bees and other pollinators play in our environment, make a craft, and complete a pollinator scavenger hunt.
 
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Family Fishing
Event's details
July 05, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in a line and see if the fish are biting. We'll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
Event's details
July 05, 2019
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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.
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Greenbelt
Event's details
July 06, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Take a walk around Greenbelt Forest Preserve and enjoy the wetland and woodlands in their summer beauty.
 
 
 

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