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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

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Sep

Virtual Program-Senior Series Oak Woodlands

September 30, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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CANCELED 
 
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CANCELED

Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Beautiful oak woodlands define the unique natural landscape of Lake County. Join us to learn the important role oaks play in healthy woodlands and how we are working to ensure their long-term survival.
 
30
Sep

Virtual Program-Ask an Educator LIVE

September 30, 2020 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

This biweekly Q&A series features a panel of educators and guest panelists excited to share their expertise about Lake County nature and history. Join us live via Zoom or Facebook every other Wednesday for a new topic about the amazing history, creatures and places that make our county special.
 
1
Oct
 
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Time:07:00 AM

You may be walking the trails anyway so why not learn a little bit while you're there? Perhaps this will be a new trail for you. Signs with trivia questions ranging from history, natural history and site-specific information will be placed along a designated trail for the entire month.
The final sign will provide information on where to find the answers.
 
1
Oct
 
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Time:05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Prepare to be amazed! Many animals have unique adaptations, including warning colors, that help them survive. Join us for a virtual program where the focus is on Lake County animals but also will include others from across the globe.
 
3
Oct

Virtual Program-Discovering Dinosaurs

October 03, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Spend an hour engaging with a museum educator learning about dinosaur characteristics, dinosaurs that lived in Lake County and creating your own dinosaur.
 
3
Oct
 
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Time:11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about the job of a Paleontologist and what makes an animal a dinosaur with other scouts! This program could help fit one requirement of the Brownie STEM Career Exploration Badge.
 
3
Oct

Virtual Program-Historic Fort Sheridan

October 03, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Learn the history and unique stories of Fort Sheridan in this presentation that draws from the Dunn Museum’s archives. Topics include the founding of Fort Sheridan, its distinctive architecture, notable residents, and ways visitors can interact with the Fort today as one of Lake County’s many Forest Preserves.
 
4
Oct

OAKtober Native Tree and Shrub Sale

October 04, 2020 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fall is the perfect time to plant native trees and shrubs. Preorder from over 24 different species.
 
6
Oct

Virtual Program-Fall Into Phenology

October 06, 2020 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Learn how to become a Budburst citizen scientist and help track seasonal changes to contribute to a national database.
 
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