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Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Connecting Kids with Nature (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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    December 12, 2019
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    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration and learn the benefits of nature play.
     
  • Object Talks: The American Mastodon (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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    December 12, 2019
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
    1899 W. Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Take a closer look at a fossilized mastodon leg bone and tooth to learn more about this massive Ice Age mammal and hear the fascinating story of how it was found.
     
  • Moonlit Meander (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    CANCELED
    December 12, 2019
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    There's something unique about a walk in winter in the moonlight. Experience the sounds, smells, and shadowy sights in this beautiful preserve.
     

    CANCELED 
Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Astronomy Program (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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    December 13, 2019
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    08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
     
Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Scout Saturday: Earth Rocks (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    CANCELED
    December 14, 2019
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    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Join the Lake County Forest Preserves and work towards earning your Earth Rocks badge.
     

    CANCELED 
  • Scout Saturday: Night Owl (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    CANCELED
    December 14, 2019
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    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Come out for night-time fun and fulfill requirements 1-4 of the Night Owl badge.
     

    CANCELED 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • The Science Behind Snowflakes (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 15, 2019
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Drop-in to learn more about how these amazingly unique snow crystals are formed.
     
Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • Lunchtime Tours: Winter in Lake County (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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    December 19, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Examine the megafauna of the Ice Age, Potawatomi wigwams, ice harvesting on Diamond Lake and more to learn how Lake County has survived and thrived in the cold.
     
  • Preserving Lake County History (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    December 19, 2019
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Step back in time to meet the individuals whose efforts preserved Lake County’s historical and natural heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries.
     
Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • Sunrise Stroll (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
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    December 21, 2019
    07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
    Greet the day with a peaceful walk while watching the sun rise over Lake Michigan.
     
Monday, December 23, 2019
  • Owls of Lake County (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    December 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Discover the unique adaptations shared by the owls of Lake County through hands-on activities and a guided walk.
     
Thursday, December 26, 2019
  • Nature Story Time: The Mitten (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    December 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join us for an enchanting story of animals and a magical mitten. After the story we'll hike the trail to search for woodland animals.
     
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • New Year's Celebration (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    December 31, 2019
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Through crafts and activities, learn how people around the world celebrate the start of the new year.
     
 
 

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