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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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August 26, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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August 26, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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August 28, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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August 28, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
From Seed to Sprout
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August 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How do the seasons of the year impact our food? Learn more about farm life in the 1800s and food preservation for the Bonner Family and for us today.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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August 29, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Stevenson Home Public Tours
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August 30, 2018
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
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Forest Fitness: Wright Woods
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September 01, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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September 01, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 02, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 04, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 04, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 05, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Lunchtime Tours
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September 05, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Enjoy 30-minute guided and themed tours of the exhibition galleries.
 
Monarchs and Milkweeds
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September 06, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Drop in and learn about this magical migrator and its reliance on milkweed through hands-on activities and crafts.
 
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Carp-O-Rama
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September 08, 2018
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06:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Compete to catch the largest and the most carp. Help reduce carp overpopulation. Catch and keep, or turn in your carp to us. No limit. Cash prizes awarded.
 
Forest Fitness: Greenbelt
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September 08, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
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September 08, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Enjoy the late summer beauty of the fields and ponds on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
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September 08, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Scout Saturday
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September 08, 2018
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Discover the reptiles and amphibians that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 09, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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September 09, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 11, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Hikin' Tykes
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September 11, 2018
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft, and outdoor exploration (weather permitting) with your preschooler.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 11, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Playdate with Nature
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September 11, 2018
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 
Small Discoveries
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September 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What is the difference between a mammoth and a mastodon? Discover the differences through fossils, stories, crafts, and more!
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 12, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Connecting Kids with Nature
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September 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 
Stevenson Home Public Tours
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September 13, 2018
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
History Hacked
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September 13, 2018
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Who were the drummers behind the drums? Hear the story behind the Civil War drum in our An American Frontier exhibition and learn more about other Civil War drummers.
 
Astronomy Program
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September 14, 2018
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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.
 
Forest Fitness: Fort Sheridan
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September 15, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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September 15, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
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September 15, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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September 15, 2018
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Rx for Health
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September 15, 2018
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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Playdate with Nature
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September 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 16, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Symbols of Illinois
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September 16, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about state symbols. During each program in this 10-part series learn about the origin and natural history of the state symbols. May also include a brief walk.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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September 16, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 18, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 18, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Homeschool Companion: Fall on the Farm
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September 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn about the work done on early Lake County farms as you try out a variety of related hands-on activities and tour Bonner Farm.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 19, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Artist Talk
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September 20, 2018
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Hear jewelry artist Deb Brown Bryant explain her process and inspiration for her jewelry designs. Then, connect with local history at the Dunn Museum as you hear about a piece of jewelry in museum's collection.
 
Lunchtime Tours
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September 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Enjoy 30-minute guided and themed tours of the exhibition galleries.
 
Community Campfire Friday Nights
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September 21, 2018
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07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
Forest Fitness: Heron Creek
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September 22, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
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CANCELLED
September 22, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

CANCELLED  Night Voyageur
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September 22, 2018
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06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Paddle our 34-foot canoe while learning about the fur trade in 18th-century Lake County and the lives of the Voyageurs.
 
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Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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September 23, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 23, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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September 23, 2018
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.
 
Par 3 Challenge
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September 23, 2018
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02:00 PM
Countryside Golf Club
20800 W Hawley St,
Mundelein , IL , 60060

847-968-3466

Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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September 25, 2018
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09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 25, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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September 26, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Fall Wildflowers
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September 26, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Join us as we explore the preserve to discover the diversity of wildflowers and the wildlife that depend on them. We will walk up to 1.5 miles.
 
Tinkering Through Time
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September 26, 2018
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Test your engineering and science skills as you explore how the Potawatomi and others utilized a vast array of natural resources in our area, then investigate a variety of local wildlife adaptations.
 
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Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake
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September 29, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
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September 29, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Meet the Author: David Powell
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September 29, 2018
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Illinois Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Mr. Powell is the author of The Maps of Chickamauga, among many other titles.The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
 
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Fall Features
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September 30, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Identify unique features of the season, and explore the life cycles and important roles fungus, fruits and prairie flowers have in nature.
 
Tinkering Through Time
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September 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Come learn about life on the farm from early settlement to today, with hands-on activities and a visit to the garden!
 
Stevenson Home Public Tours
Event's details
September 30, 2018
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
September 30, 2018
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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September 30, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
October 02, 2018
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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October 02, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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October 03, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Dinosaurs vs. Reptiles
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October 04, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Although dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, there is still confusion between reptiles and dinosaurs. Put on your dino shirt and come learn about what made dinosaurs so special, meet a live reptile and make a dinosaur craft to take home.
 
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Forest Fitness: Millennium Trail
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October 06, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
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October 06, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Enjoy the first flush of fall color at Wright Woods. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 
 
 

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