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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Early Settlers (09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019
    09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    Return to the 1830s and experience life as an early settler to Lake County. Through crafts, activities and exploration learn how people made the big move west, started farms, set up homes, and lived every day.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 18, 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)
    Event details
    June 18, 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!
     
  • Concerts in the Plaza: De Hurricane Reggae Band (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 18, 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, June 19, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Early Settlers (09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019
    09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    Return to the 1830s and experience life as an early settler to Lake County. Through crafts, activities and exploration learn how people made the big move west, started farms, set up homes, and lived every day.
     
  • From Seed to Sprout - Dig If You Will (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 19, 2019
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    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Learn about the history of Bonner Farm and early settlers to Lake County through a tour of the site and hands-on activities.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 19, 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!
     
  • Senior Series: Early Summer Wildflowers (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 19, 2019
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    The palette of wildflowers changes throughout the summer. Join us as we enjoy the splendor of these beauties.
     
Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Early Settlers (09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019
    09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    Return to the 1830s and experience life as an early settler to Lake County. Through crafts, activities and exploration learn how people made the big move west, started farms, set up homes, and lived every day.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 20, 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!
     
  • The Writing Life with Russell Lissau (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 20, 2019
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Critically acclaimed comic book scribe Russell Lissau, (The Batman Strikes, Old Wounds), will reveal where he gets ideas for stories and how he turns them into comic books.
     
Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 21, 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!
     
  • Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove (11:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 21, 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.
     
  • Lunchtime Tours: Lakes and Resorts (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 21, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Learn about the historic resorts and summertime activities that drew people to Lake County in the early 20th century.
     
  • Community Campfire Friday Nights (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 21, 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, June 22, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 22, 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, June 23, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 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!
     
Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers (09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
     
  • Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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.
     
  • Hummingbirds (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Observe these amazing birds as you learn about their life history and how to make a hummingbird-friendly yard.
     
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 25, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers (09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
     
  • Turtle Telemetry (09:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 25, 2019
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Learn about the state endangered Blanding’s turtle and our Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Program. Walk in the “boots of a biologist” and test out some of the equipment we use to find and evaluate turtles.
     
  • Summer Camp: Little Explorers (09:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Event details
    June 25, 2019-June 27, 2019
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 25, 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!
     
  • Concerts in the Plaza: Rockin’ Fenderskirts (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 25, 2019
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    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, June 26, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers (09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
     
  • Summer Camp: Little Explorers (09:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Event details
    June 25, 2019-June 27, 2019
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 26, 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!
     
  • Invertebrate Adventure (03:00 PM - 04:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 26, 2019
    03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Drop in to discover the diversity of life in our preserves while collecting insects. This hands-on program will give you an up-close look at our six- and eight-legged neighbors.
     
Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELLED
    June 27, 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!
     

    CANCELLED 
  • Summer Camp: Pondering Plants (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers (09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
     
  • Summer Camp: Little Explorers (09:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Event details
    June 25, 2019-June 27, 2019
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
     
  • Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours (12:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
    Event details
    June 27, 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
    June 27, 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, June 28, 2019
  • Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 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: Pint-Sized Farmers (09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019
    09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
     
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 28, 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!
     
  • Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove (11:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 28, 2019
    IG-20160722-JK-2843
    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.
     
Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 29, 2019
    20180620_114101
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Fireflies by Firelight (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 29, 2019
    community-campfire-friday-nights
    08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us for a fun-filled evening learning about these fascinating insects and how to make your yard an oasis for them.
     
Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    June 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!
     
  • Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    June 30, 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!
     
 
 

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