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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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October 15, 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: Native Seed Nursery
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October 15, 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!
 
Senior Series: Fall Color Walk
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October 16, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Join us for a walk through beautiful Ryerson Woods and discover the science behind the changing colors.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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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
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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October 18, 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!
 
Community Campfire Friday Nights
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
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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: Grant Woods
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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: Oriole Grove
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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: Heron Creek
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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
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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
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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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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October 20, 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!
 
2019 Ethel Untermeyer Conservation Forum: Recreating Mill Creek
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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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!
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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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
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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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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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
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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!
 
Homeschool Companion: A Celebration of Souls
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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
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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October 24, 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!
 
Dunn Museum Teacher Open House
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October 24, 2019
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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).
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
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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!
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
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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
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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
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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.
 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
 
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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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October 27, 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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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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!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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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
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October 29, 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!
 
Bilingual Storytime: The Dead Family Diaz
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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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!
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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November 01, 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!
 
Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls
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November 01, 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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CANCELED
November 02, 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
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November 02, 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!
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Pine Dunes
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November 02, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Come enjoy the fall spender with a walk in Pine Dunes through the oak-hickory woodlands.
 
Lake County History Symposium
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November 02, 2019
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10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year’s theme, "Prohibition in Lake County."
 
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
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November 02, 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.
 
 
 

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