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Upcoming Events

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 19, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 19, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Discovering Dinosaurs
Event details:
February 20, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Test your paleontology skills by examining fossils and casts and learning about a variety of dinosaurs that lived in our area.
 

February 20, 2019 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 21, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 21, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Behind the Scenes Tour
Event details:
February 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Take a rare peek at our collections care and storage facility. Guided by our collections staff, experience an in-depth tour focused on unique objects in our collection.
 

February 21, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers
Event details:
February 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County such as Amos Bennett, the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 

February 22, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
February 23, 2019
ERCA08
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
February 23, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 24, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 24, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
Event details:
February 24, 2019
MCWO01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 24, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 26, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 26, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 28, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

February 28, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Bird Watching Hotspots
Event details:
March 02, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 

March 02, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
March 02, 2019
Volunteer-11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 02, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
March 02, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 02, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
CANCELLED
March 02, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 02, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Walk with a Naturalist: Sedge Meadow
Event details:
March 02, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
As spring comes to Lake County, get outside and join us on a guided walk to discover the wonders of this wetland preserve.
 

March 02, 2019 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
BGI Explore Series: Winter Hike with Tree & Shrub ID
Event details:
March 02, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Baker's Lake

Barrington,IL
60010

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners on a guided hike!
 

March 02, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 03, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 03, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 05, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 05, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Women's History Month
Event details:
March 06, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Celebrate National Women’s History Month by learning about powerful Lake County women who made history.
 

March 06, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 07, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 07, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Teacher Training - A Day with Adlai
Event details:
March 07, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn about this influential American statesman known as “the man from Libertyville” and discover ways to incorporate this notable local figure into your classroom lesson plans. Professional development credits available.
 

March 07, 2019 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Volunteer Open House
Event details:
March 07, 2019
Volunteer-01
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Explore volunteer opportunities available throughout the forest preserves—both indoors and out. Meet staff and volunteers to find an ideal fit that will set you on the path to giving back, meeting new people and learning new things.
 

March 07, 2019 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Astronomy Program
Event details:
March 08, 2019
astronomy
8:00 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.
 

March 08, 2019 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
March 09, 2019
PRWO03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 09, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
March 09, 2019
ROSA13
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 09, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
BGI Volunteer Workday: Cuba Marsh
Event details:
March 09, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
 

March 09, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Marvelocity Opening Celebration
Event details:
March 09, 2019
Marvelocity_(Alex_Ross)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a fun-filled day to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross. Be the first to see how Alex Ross has shaped and influenced the superheroes we know and love today, including Captain America, Spider-Man and the Hulk. Celebration activities include creating a superhero mask, testing out your superpowers, tours of the exhibit and a book signing by Alex Ross from 2–5 pm.
 

March 09, 2019 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
The Journey to Mollie’s War: WACS and World War II
Event details:
March 09, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) were the first women, other than nurses, to serve overseas during World War II. Presenter Cyndee Schaffer’s mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of those women. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie’s letters sent home during the war, this
presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history.
 

March 09, 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 09, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 09, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 09, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 09, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 09, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 09, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 09, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 09, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 09, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 09, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 10, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 10, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 10, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 10, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 10, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 10, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 10, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 10, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 10, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 10, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 10, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 10, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Maple Syrup
Event details:
March 12, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will enjoy hands-on learning about how sap from sugar maple trees becomes maple syrup. Includes outdoor activities and maple syrup tasting.
 

March 12, 2019 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 12, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 12, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Spring on the Prairie
Event details:
March 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us in the wigwam to learn how the Potawatomi spent time in the spring. We will read stories, play Potawatomi games and make a craft.
 

March 13, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 14, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 14, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
March 14, 2019
kids-stock01
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 

March 14, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Bird Watching Hotspots
Event details:
March 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us at Independence Grove, a Lake County birding hot spot, to look for waterfowl, marsh birds, and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
 

March 16, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
March 16, 2019
GRWO02
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 16, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Fox River
Event details:
March 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 16, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
March 16, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 16, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 16, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 16, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 16, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 16, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 16, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 16, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 16, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 16, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 16, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 16, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 17, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 17, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
March 17, 2019
INGR04
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 17, 2019 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 17, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 17, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 17, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 17, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
March 17, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 17, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 17, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 17, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 17, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 17, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 17, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 17, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 19, 2019
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 19, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Homeschool Companion: Comic Book Art
Event details:
March 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross. Learn about comic book illustration and art techniques through hands-on activities.
 

March 20, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Senior Series: Maple Syrup
Event details:
March 20, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join in the annual maple syrup tradition at Ryerson Woods. Learn how sugar maple trees produce the sap that is collected and made into syrup each spring. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 20, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 21, 2019
OLSC04
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 21, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rogue v. Citizen Heroes: Superheroes and Zeitgeist
Event details:
March 21, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
College of Lake County sociology professors John and Maria Jose Tenuto contrast the definitions of “citizen” and “rogue” heroes. Using examples from comic books and superhero films, they will show how the most popular characters at a given time are a reflection of what the society is experiencing.
 

March 21, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Women's History Month
Event details:
March 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Celebrate National Women’s History Month by learning about powerful Lake County women who made history.
 

March 22, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
March 23, 2019
ERCA08
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 23, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 23, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 24, 2019
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 24, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 24, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 24, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 24, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 24, 2019
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 24, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Registration required.
 

March 24, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Spring Break Syruping
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March 25, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spending your spring break on a staycation? Join us for this weekday Maple Syrup Hike to learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
March 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 

March 26, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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March 26, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 26, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
March 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

March 26, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Mastodon Mysteries
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March 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How big were mastodons? How did they survive in the cold? Find out the answers to these questions through experiments, crafts and investigating fossil casts.
 

March 27, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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March 28, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 28, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
March 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend your spring break creating themed crafts around the exhibition, Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross.
 

March 28, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 31, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 31, 2019 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
Event details:
March 31, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

March 31, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Animal Superheroes
Event details:
April 04, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Put on your favorite superhero shirt and join us to learn about the amazing superhero animals of Lake County.
 

April 04, 2019 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Hops and History
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April 05, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grab a beer, engage in local history and hang out with friends after hours at the Dunn Museum. Join Tighthead Brewery as you search for answers to tricky and humorous questions on a scavenger hunt through the exhibition galleries. Enjoy a tasting with each correct answer! This event is for ages 21+ only.
 

April 05, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Bird Watching Hotspots
Event details:
April 06, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 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.
 

April 06, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Grassy Lake
Event details:
April 06, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Take a morning break and join us on a guided walk to discover the rolling hills, woodlands and marshes of this beautiful preserve.
 

April 06, 2019 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Hikin' Tykes: Bluebirds
Event details:
April 09, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will be treated to a nature-based story, craft and hands-on learning about this colorful symbol of happiness. Outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

April 09, 2019 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Foodways
Event details:
April 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 

April 10, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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April 11, 2019
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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.
 

April 11, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Object Talks: Cradleboard
Event details:
April 11, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

How did the Potawatomi care for their children in the 19th century? Are cradleboards still used today? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we take a closer look at a circa 1900 cradleboard from our Museum collections, and learn about Potawatomi childcare and family life.
 

April 11, 2019 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
April 13, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

April 13, 2019 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Spring Bird Walk: Hastings Lake
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April 14, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
April brings the beginning of bird migration. Join skilled birders in search of early migrants, such as loons and white pelicans. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

April 14, 2019 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Small Discoveries: Rainy Days
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April 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
From crafts to games to science experiments, discover different ways you can keep yourself entertained on rainy days.
 

April 17, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
Event details:
April 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Songs played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement as an inspirational rallying point and as a way to spread the message of equality and justice. Intermixed with pivotal songs that inspired the movement, Illinois folksinger Chris Vallillo presents first-hand accounts of the historic struggle and
discusses the impact of music on this important social cause in our nation’s history.
 

April 18, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Exploring Buildings and Bridges
Event details:
April 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Explore fascinating buildings in history, from wigwams to courthouses, and learn about different types of bridges. Then, experiment as an architect and build a structure of your own.
 

April 19, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Bird Watching Hotspots
Event details:
April 20, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 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.
 

April 20, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
BGI Volunteer Workday: CFC
Event details:
April 20, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Citizens for Conservation HQ

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.
 

April 20, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
April 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

April 20, 2019 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
 
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