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IL Odonate Survey Workshop
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CANCELED
April 26, 2020
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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop for Illinois Odonate Survey volunteers (dragonfly & damselfly monitoring).
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 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!
 

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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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CANCELED
April 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!
 

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Senior Series: Coyotes and Other Canines
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CANCELED
April 29, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Learn about the natural history and special adaptations of coyotes and other wild canines in Lake County.
 

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Art in Your Backyard
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CANCELED
April 30, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Join us in this after school program to create crafts centered around nature.
 

CANCELED  Native Plant Landscaping
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April 30, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Native plants provide homes and food for our native wildlife, and natural beauty to our home landscapes. Join us to learn more about how to bring native plants into your garden.
 

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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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May 01, 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!
 
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
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May 02, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Birdwatching Hot Spots
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May 02, 2020
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, marsh birds and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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May 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!
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve
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May 02, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore the beauty of this picturesque landscape as we visit Lake County’s newest Forest Preserve.
 
Rx for Health Walk
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May 02, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
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Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
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May 03, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 03, 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!
 
Spring Wildflower Identification 101
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May 03, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Learn the basics of plant identification as we explore spring wildflowers. Walk away with an understanding of how to recognize common native species found at Ryerson and in your backyard.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 05, 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!
 
Lunchtime Tours - Inventions
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May 06, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour to learn about inventions that have been created throughout time.
 
Senior Series: Spring Birds and Blooms
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May 06, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Our local woodlands come alive with wildflowers and birds in spring. Join us for a leisurely stroll through Wright Woods and experience bursts of colorful birds in the tree tops and wildflowers on the forest floor.
 
Spotlight on Collections Care
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May 07, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Take a rare peek at our Collections Care and Storage Facility and experience a 30 minute guided tour focusing on the preservation of unique objects in our collection. Tours will leave at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 with no more than 10 adults at at time.
 
Native Garden Tour
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May 07, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Join us for a guided tour of the Native Plant Garden at Independence Grove and discover the diversity of native plants for the home garden.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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May 08, 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
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May 08, 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.
 
Spring Bird Walk: Native Plant Sale
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May 09, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
May is the month for songbird migration. Join us to discover some of the beautiful birds that utilize our native landscapes. The first 25 people to register and attend the bird walk get exclusive first entry into the sale.
 

CANCELED  Native Plant Sale
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CANCELED
May 09, 2020
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09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

CANCELED  BGI Volunteer Workday: Sedge Planting at Spring Creek
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May 09, 2020
CUMA03
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Spring Creek

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.
 
Exhibit Opening - Science + You
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May 09, 2020
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Learn what science is all about in the new temporary exhibit, Science + You. Fill your day with science experiments, crafts, and more!
 
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Native Plant Sale
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CANCELED
May 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Purchase native plants for your home garden at this yearly event.
 

CANCELED  Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 10, 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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 12, 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!
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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May 12, 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!
 
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
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May 13, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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May 13, 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!
 
Small Discoveries - Science + You
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May 14, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab your lab coats and get ready for engaging science experiments and learn what it takes to be a scientist. .
 
Connecting Kids with Nature
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May 14, 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: Grassy Lake
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May 15, 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!
 
Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
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May 16, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Birdwatching Hot Spots
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May 16, 2020
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, marsh birds and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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May 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: Grant Woods
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May 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!
 
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Spring Bird Walk: Ryerson Woods
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May 17, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
BGI Explore Series: Spring Ephemerals & Warblers
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May 17, 2020
CUMA03
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Baker's Lake Savanna

Barrington, IL , 60010

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners on a guided hike!
 
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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May 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!
 
Fur, Feathers and Ferns Badge
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May 17, 2020
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12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Join us as we complete badge requirements 1-4.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 17, 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!
 
Hiker Badge
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May 17, 2020
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02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Complete Brownie scout badge requirements 1-3, 5.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 19, 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: Tracks
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May 19, 2020
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Animals leave lots of clues behind for us to find. An easy one to find and identify are their tracks. Learn how through a nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 
Spring Bird Walk: Fort Sheridan
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May 20, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Lunchtime Tours - Inventions
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May 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour to learn about inventions that have been created throughout time.
 
Playdate with Nature
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May 21, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
Nature's Sixth Sense: How Animals Observe the World
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May 21, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
From seeing ultraviolet light to detecting electrical fields, animals observe the world in ways that we cannot perceive. Learn the biology behind amazing animal senses.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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May 22, 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!
 
Turtles of Lake County
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May 22, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Get a jump start to your weekend by celebrating World Turtle Day. Learn about species and meet a few that are local to Lake County. Includes a short hike to look for turtles.
 
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
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May 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: Ryerson
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May 23, 2020
ERCA08
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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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 24, 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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 26, 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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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May 29, 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: Grainger Woods
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May 30, 2020
Volunteer-11
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Access to Nature
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May 30, 2020
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Don’t let your cane or walker stop you from joining us on this hike to enjoy the lake views from the paved trail. We will walk at the pace of the group.
 
Rx for Health Walk
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May 30, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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May 31, 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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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June 02, 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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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June 05, 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!
 
BGI Explore Series: Prairie Ephemerals & Grassland Birds
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June 06, 2020
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grigsby Prairie

Barrington, IL , 60010

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners on a guided hike!
 
 
 

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