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Saturday, February 01, 2020
  • Walk with a Naturalist: Greenbelt Forest Preserve (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    February 01, 2020
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Come enjoy winter and learn about the amazing restoration work restoration that has done at this site.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    CANCELED
    February 01, 2020
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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!
     

    CANCELED 
  • Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours (12:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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    February 01, 2020
    12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
    Come celebrate Adlai E. Stevenson II Day in Illinois! 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.
     
Sunday, February 02, 2020
  • Groundhog or Woodchuck? Drop In (11:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
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    February 02, 2020
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Celebrate this unique tradition by dropping in anytime during open hours to learn about Lake County's largest squirrel and one of the few true mammal hibernators of Lake County.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    February 02, 2020
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    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, February 04, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    February 04, 2020
    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!
     
  • Frog Monitoring Workshop (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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    February 04, 2020
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    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Workshop for Calling Frog Survey volunteer monitors
     
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
  • Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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    February 05, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
     
Thursday, February 06, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 06, 2020
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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!
     
  • Playdate with Nature (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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    February 06, 2020
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
     
  • Backyard Birds (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    February 06, 2020
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Come learn about the birds you are likely to see this winter and how to increase the chances of them visiting your backyard. You will even be able to make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home!
     
Friday, February 07, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 07, 2020
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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!
     
Saturday, February 08, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 08, 2020
    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!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 08, 2020
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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!
     
  • BGI Volunteer Workday: Craftsbury (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 08, 2020
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    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    459 IL-22
    Barrington, 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.
     
Sunday, February 09, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    February 09, 2020
    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!
     
  • Profiles in Excellence (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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    February 09, 2020
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    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Join us for an inspiring afternoon of presentations and performances in honor of black history at the 37th annual Profiles in Excellence.
     
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    February 11, 2020
    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!
     
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Object Talks: Lincoln's Lantern (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    February 12, 2020
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join us on Lincoln’s birthday to learn about an object in the Museum's collection once owned by Lincoln. Hear about his connections to Lake County and Lake County’s role in the Civil War.
     
Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 13, 2020
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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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    February 13, 2020
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    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
     
Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 14, 2020
    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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    CANCELED
    February 14, 2020
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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.
     

    CANCELED 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Fox River (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 15, 2020
    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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 15, 2020
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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: Oriole Grove (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 15, 2020
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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: Grant Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 15, 2020
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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, February 16, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    February 16, 2020
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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!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    February 16, 2020
    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, February 17, 2020
  • Museum Family Crafts (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 17, 2020
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
    1899 W. Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Spend your President’s Day off at the Dunn Museum creating themed crafts.
     
  • Lunchtime Tours: Reima Ratti (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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    February 17, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Tour the exhibit Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression, to learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Heron Creek (12:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
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    February 17, 2020
    12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    February 18, 2020
    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: Cardinals (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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    February 18, 2020
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Cardinals are a welcoming splash of color in a winter scene. Learn what makes this bird so special through a nature-based story and craft. Perhaps we'll seen one on our walk outdoors.
     
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Look, Learn, Create: Reima Ratti (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    February 19, 2020
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    View and discuss the work of Lake County artist, Reima Ratti, and create works of art inspired by his drawings and paintings.
     
Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 20, 2020
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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!
     
  • Native Drum Circle and Storytelling (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    February 20, 2020
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Join us for a presentation of traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
     
Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 21, 2020
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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!
     
Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Sunrise Stroll: Nippersink (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
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    February 22, 2020
    07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
    Join us for a late winter walk as we explore the preserve in search of the first signs of spring.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 22, 2020
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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: Ryerson (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 22, 2020
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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, February 23, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 23, 2020
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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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    February 23, 2020
    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!
     
  • Winter Discovery Walk (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    February 23, 2020
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Winter unveils a world of animal and plant treasures that are hidden other times of the year. Join us to make your own winter discoveries on this guided walk. After exploring, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in the Welcome Center.
     
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    February 25, 2020
    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!
     
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    February 26, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
     
Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 27, 2020
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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!
     
Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    February 28, 2020
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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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