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Thursday, January 02, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    January 02, 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!
     
  • Museum Family Crafts (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 02, 2020
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
    1899 W. Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Spend your winter break creating free winter-themed crafts at the Dunn Museum.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    January 02, 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!
     
  • Ice Age Encounters (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    January 02, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Come investigate the Ice Age through hands-on demonstrations, looking at fossil casts, and comparing and contrasting to animals today.
     
Friday, January 03, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 03, 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!
     
  • Museum Curiosity Stations (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 03, 2020
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
    1899. W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Rotate through the Museum's galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 03, 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!
     
Saturday, January 04, 2020
  • Walk with a Naturalist: Grant Woods (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    January 04, 2020
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Get out of the house and enjoy a walk in Grant woods with its gently rolling landscape.
     
Sunday, January 05, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 05, 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!
     
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    January 07, 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, January 08, 2020
  • Lunchtime Tours: The First People of Lake County (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    January 08, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Spend time learning about the first people of Lake County in our gallery and wigwam exhibit.
     
Thursday, January 09, 2020
  • Reset your Winter Clock Walk (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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    January 09, 2020
    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Start the New Year with a peaceful morning hike. Learn how we, along with the natural world, are attuned to the changing amount of daylight during the winter months.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 09, 2020
    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!
     
  • Connecting Kids with Nature (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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    January 09, 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.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    January 09, 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!
     
Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 10, 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!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 10, 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!
     
  • Howl at the Moon Stroll (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 10, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Take in the full moon over Lake Michigan as we stroll on a moonlit walk. On our stroll we will learn about animals and their relationship with the moon.
     
  • Astronomy Program (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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    January 10, 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.
     
Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 11, 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!
     
Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 12, 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!
     
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    January 14, 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, January 15, 2020
  • Senior Series: Waukegan’s Blodgett Brothers (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 15, 2020
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Hear the stories of one of Waukegan’s early families, the Blodgetts, including their involvement in anti-slavery societies, the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Waukegan.
     
Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 16, 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: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    January 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!
     
  • Mobile Apps for the Nature Lover (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    January 16, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Learn about nature applications for your phone and how they can help enrich your outside adventures.
     
Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 17, 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!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 17, 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!
     
Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Sunrise Stroll: Hastings Lake (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
    Event details
    January 18, 2020
    07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
    Explore Hastings Lake in the serene stillness of an early winter morning.
     
Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    January 19, 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)
    Event details
    January 19, 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, January 20, 2020
  • Animals in Winter (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    January 20, 2020
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Discover the winter survival strategies of local animals through hands-on discovery and a guided walk in the winter woods.
     
  • Museum Curiosity Stations (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 20, 2020
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
    1899. W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Rotate through the Museum's galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
     
  • Playdate with Nature - School Day Off (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
    Event details
    January 20, 2020
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
     
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    January 21, 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: Snow (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
    Event details
    January 21, 2020
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Learn about snow and how winter impacts animals and plants. Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration round out this hands-on experience.
     
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Lunchtime Tours: The First People of Lake County (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    January 22, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Spend time learning about the first people of Lake County in our gallery and wigwam exhibit.
     
Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 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!
     
  • Votes For Women Celebration (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    January 23, 2020
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Mundelein's Kirk Players present an evening of performances honoring the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. There will be a professional storyteller, historical speeches and a presentation of a one-act play, "A Woman's Influence" by Gertrude Jennings.
     
Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    January 24, 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!
     

    CANCELED 
  • Exhibit Opening: Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    January 24, 2020
    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Join us for the opening of the exhibit: Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Hear about the artist’s life, learn about Lake County in the Great Depression, and explore Ratti's works of art with gallery talks.
     
Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Wildflowers in Winter (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    January 26, 2020
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ever wonder what those scraggly looking "weeds" are in the snowy fields? Now's your chance to find out! Join an educator to identify a few of those plants and their functions.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 26, 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!
     
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    January 28, 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!
     
Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    January 30, 2020
    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!
     
Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    January 31, 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!
     

    CANCELED 
 
 

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