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Happening at Lake County Forest Preserves

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Volunteers at the Native Seed Nursery, Rollins Savanna.

Working With Us

As Lake County’s principal guardian of open space and natural areas since 1958, we set the standard in nature and historic preservation, and in outdoor recreation and education. We offer a broad range of employment opportunities, including career and temporary positions, and internships. Learn more »

Volunteering

Each year, hundreds of people volunteer thousands of hours in forest preserves throughout Lake County. Our volunteers play a key role in operations and public safety, habitat restoration, cultural preservation and environmental education. There are opportunities available for individuals and groups in a variety of settings and we encourage you to explore all the listed positions to find a job that fits best. Learn more »

Donate

The Preservation Foundation is the charitable partner of the Lake County Forest Preserves. Gifts of all sizes are meaningful and help support projects and initiate programs that may otherwise go unfunded or take many years to complete. Learn more »

News


EVENTS

21
Oct
 
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Enter through the magical grapevine archway into a land of imagination where anything is possible. Allow your young ones to explore and collect natural materials from your yard or neighborhood. We will then explore ways to play, create and build. What magical experiences and new creations will we encounter?
 
21
Oct

Virtual Program - Nighttime Flyers

October 21, 2020 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

During this virtual program you will learn about some of the nocturnal animals that take to the sky during the night, and how humans are affecting their habitat.
 
22
Oct
 
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Time:05:00 PM - 07:00 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 virtual Teacher Ambassador Program (see the document below for program details).
 
24
Oct

Virtual Program-The Man from Libertyville

October 24, 2020 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Celebrate United Nations Day by learning about Adlai E. Stevenson II, an influential figure who was the Governor of Illinois, ran twice for President, and served as Ambassador to the United Nations.
 
25
Oct

Virtual Program-Spiders, Bats, Snakes, Oh My

October 25, 2020 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn about some of the misunderstood creatures of Lake County and meet a live resident. Just because it is close to Halloween does not mean it will be spooky.
 
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