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Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    CANCELED
    July 19, 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!
     

    CANCELED 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grant Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    July 20, 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!
     

    CANCELED 
  • Restoration Workday: Greenbelt (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    July 20, 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!
     

    CANCELED 
  • Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    July 20, 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!
     

    CANCELED 
  • Rx for Health: Walking in Nature (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    July 20, 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.
     

    CANCELED 
  • Summer Night Hike (08:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    July 20, 2019
    08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
    Observe wildlife after the sun sets on this 1-mile guided hike that focuses on nocturnal animal adaptations and sounds.
     

    CANCELED 
Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Grasslands of Lake County (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    July 21, 2019
    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Explore this unique ecosystem rich in biodiversity and discover the variety of plants and animals that call it home.
     

    CANCELED 
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 21, 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!
     
Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
     
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 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: Lake County Time Travelers (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
     
  • Frogs (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join us for a morning filled with leaping frogs and wiggling tadpoles. We’ll discover the unique life cycle of frogs and other amphibians during this hands-on program.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 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!
     
  • Concerts in the Plaza: Kaleidoscope Eyes (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 23, 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.
     
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 24, 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!
     
  • Bonner Heritage Farm Tour (01:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 24, 2019
    01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Learn about the people, the land and the events of this historic 1850s farmstead on this guided tour.
     
  • Turtle Meet and Greet (02:30 PM - 03:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 24, 2019
    02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Discover the fascinating life history of some of our local turtles. Learn what you can do to help our turtle neighbors through hands-on activities and a guided walk.
     
Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
     
  • Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours (12:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 25, 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 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 25, 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.
     
Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 26, 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!
     
  • Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
     
  • Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove (11:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 26, 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.
     
  • Community Campfire Friday Nights (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 26, 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.
     
Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Aquatic Plants and Animals (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 27, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Get close to aquatic plants and animals while paddling. Brief paddle instruction provided.
     
Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 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!
     
  • Gospelfest (03:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 28, 2019
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    03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Be inspired by Lake County's best gospel voices. This annual favorite features choirs, solo performances and praise dancers that will bring you to your feet.
     
Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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 - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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.
     
  • Twilight HIke (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Stroll through a beautiful marsh as day fades to night.
     
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 30, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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 - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 30, 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!
     
  • Object Talks: Magniscope (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
    Event details
    July 30, 2019
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
    1899 W. Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Is Lake County the birth place of the motion picture projector? Yes! Discover the role of the magniscope in early motion pictures and how its inventor Edward Amet used his machine to show movies he created in his backyard.
     
  • Concerts in the Plaza: The North 41 (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 30, 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.
     
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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 - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 29, 2019-August 02, 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.
     
  • I Spy Hike (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    July 31, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    How many hidden animals can you spy on this guided camouflage walk? Join us and test your observation skills.
     
  • From Seed to Sprout: Watching it Grow (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    July 31, 2019
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    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Learn about the parts of a plant and which parts we eat as we work in our garden and test our skills with games.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    July 31, 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!
     
 
 

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