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Sunday, December 01, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 01, 2019
    CUMA03
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    December 03, 2019
    CUMA03
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 03, 2019
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    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Playdate with Nature (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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    December 03, 2019
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play.
     
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
  • Small Discoveries: Winter Wonderland (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    December 04, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Bundle up, it’s a winter wonderland! Enjoy stories and crafts centered around snowflakes, snowmen, and all things winter.
     
Thursday, December 05, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 05, 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!
     
  • Is it Winter Yet? Wildlife in Your Backyard. (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    December 05, 2019
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Using live animals and biofacts we will examine how animals are preparing for winter. Songs, sign-language, puppets and stories will enhance the learning.
     
Friday, December 06, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 06, 2019
    GRLA01
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Saturday, December 07, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Greenbelt (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 07, 2019
    CUMA03
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 07, 2019
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    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Walk with a Naturalist: Lakewood (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    December 07, 2019
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Enjoy a winter morning with a walk at Lake County’s largest forest preserve, as we stroll through a beautiful mixture of woods, wetlands and prairie.
     
Sunday, December 08, 2019
  • Hibernation and Migration (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 08, 2019
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn how animals adapt to winter through hands-on activities.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 08, 2019
    CUMA03
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    December 10, 2019
    CUMA03
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Hikin' Tykes: Beaver (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
    Event details
    December 10, 2019
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will learn about North America's largest rodent through hands on activities and a nature-based story. They will even get the change to see an active lodge.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 10, 2019
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    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Lunchtime Tours: Winter in Lake County (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    December 11, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Examine the megafauna of the Ice Age, Potawatomi wigwams, ice harvesting on Diamond Lake and more to learn how Lake County has survived and thrived in the cold.
     
Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 12, 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!
     
  • 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)
    Event details
    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)
    Event details
    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.
     
Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 13, 2019
    GRLA01
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • 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
  • Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 14, 2019
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    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Fox River (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 14, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 14, 2019
    PRWO03
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Scout Saturday: Earth Rocks (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    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.
     
  • Scout Saturday: Night Owl (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    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.
     
Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 15, 2019
    CUMA03
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • The Science Behind Snowflakes (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 15, 2019
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Drop-in to learn more about how these amazingly unique snow crystals are formed.
     
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    December 17, 2019
    CUMA03
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 17, 2019
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    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 19, 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!
     
  • Lunchtime Tours: Winter in Lake County (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    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)
    Event details
    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.
     
Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 20, 2019
    GRLA01
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • Sunrise Stroll (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
    Event details
    December 21, 2019
    07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
    Greet the day with a peaceful walk while watching the sun rise over Lake Michigan.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Grant Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 21, 2019
    GRWO02
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Heron Creek (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 21, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 21, 2019
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    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Solstice Glow Walk 04:30 PM
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    December 21, 2019
    04:30 PM
    The amount of daylight starts increasing today; let's celebrate by taking a late afternoon hike. We will provide glow sticks and the trail to explore.
     
Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 22, 2019
    MCWO01
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 22, 2019
    INGR04
    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 22, 2019
    CUMA03
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
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.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 23, 2019
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    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Thursday, December 26, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 26, 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!
     
  • 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.
     
Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 27, 2019
    GRLA01
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 27, 2019
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    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ryerson (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 28, 2019
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    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    December 28, 2019
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    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Sunday, December 29, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    December 29, 2019
    CUMA03
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
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.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    December 31, 2019
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    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
 
 

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