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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    October 17, 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!
     
  • Dryptosaurus at the Dunn: Designing a Dinosaur through Art and Science (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    October 17, 2019
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Come learn about one of America's first dinosaur discoveries, Dryptosaurus. See the life-sized flesh-reconstruction of the predator and hear all about the process from the artist, Tyler Keillor, who created it.
     
Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 18, 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!
     
  • Community Campfire Friday Nights (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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    October 18, 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, October 19, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    October 19, 2019
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    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: Oriole Grove (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    October 19, 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: Grant Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 19, 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 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 19, 2019
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
     
  • Birdwatching Hot Spots (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 19, 2019
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, raptors, and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
     
  • Rx for Health: Walking in Nature (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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    October 19, 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.
     
Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 20, 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
    October 20, 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!
     
  • 2019 Ethel Untermeyer Conservation Forum: Recreating Mill Creek (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 20, 2019
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    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    This decade-long project has transformed the landscape of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch, recreating a healthy, meandering stream from one of Lake County's lowest quality lakes. Project Manager Leslie Berns will reveal the story of this complex restoration success.
     
  • Guided Hike Lake County (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 20, 2019
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
     
  • Chocolate in Life and Death (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 20, 2019
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Learn about how chocolate was made and consumed in ancient Mexico and its use in Dia de los Muertos traditions today. We’ll grind roasted cacao beans on a metate and demonstrate how to prepare a traditional drinking chocolate.
     
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    October 22, 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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    October 22, 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, October 23, 2019
  • Homeschool Companion: A Celebration of Souls (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Event details
    October 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico. Learn more about the traditions of this holiday through a tour of the exhibit and hands-on activities.
     
  • Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 23, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Tour through the exhibit A Celebration of Souls to learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in southern Mexico.
     
Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 24, 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!
     
  • Dunn Museum Teacher Open House (05:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 24, 2019
    TOH
    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Learn about exciting programs and resources for your class. Take part in sessions with Museum Education staff and Environmental Education staff, including learning about our new Teacher Ambassador program (see the document below for program details).
     
Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 25, 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!
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 25, 2019
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 25, 2019
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 25, 2019
    07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 25, 2019
    07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 25, 2019
    08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 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!
     
  • Restoration Workday: Ryerson (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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    October 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!
     
  • Family Celebration Day (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Experience the exhibit, A Celebration of Souls, through crafts, activities, and demonstrations and learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 27, 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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 27, 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, October 29, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh) (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    October 29, 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
    October 29, 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!
     
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Bilingual Storytime: The Dead Family Diaz (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Event details
    October 30, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    ¡Conoce las tradiciones mexicanas sobre el Día de Muertos! Nos divertimos con cuentos, canciones y manualidades.

    Learn about the Mexican traditions about the Day of the Dead! We will have fun with stories, songs and crafts.
     
Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Restoration Workday: Old School (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 31, 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!
     
 
 

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