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Saturday, April 04, 2020
  • Birdwatching Hot Spots (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
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    CANCELED
    April 04, 2020
    07:30 AM - 09:30 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.
     

    CANCELED 
  • Walk with a Naturalist: Fox River (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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    CANCELED
    April 04, 2020
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Take a stroll around Fox River Forest Preserve to enjoy the river view that makes this site so special.
     

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
  • Small Discoveries - Hop into Spring (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    April 08, 2020
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Celebrate the arrival of spring with craft, stories, and learning about historic spring activities.
     

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Thursday, April 09, 2020
  • Connecting Kids with Nature (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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    April 09, 2020
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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.
     

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  • Object Talks - Reima Ratti Painting (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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    April 09, 2020
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Take a closer look at a painting by Waukegan artist, Reima Ratti. Hear about the artist's involvement in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how he documented the world around him.
     

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Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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    CANCELED
    April 10, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Join us for your last opportunity to tour the exhibit, Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
     

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  • Astronomy Program (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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    April 10, 2020
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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.
     

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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    CANCELED
    April 15, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
     

    CANCELED 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Birchbark Quill Cradle Discussion (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    April 16, 2020
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Join us for a discussion and presentation by artists Terri Hom and Pat Kruse. The artists will discuss their collaboration on remaking a birchbark quill cradle and their efforts to research and preserve birchbark quill art. Historic and contemporary examples of the cradles will be on display.
     

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
  • Birdwatching Hot Spots (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
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    CANCELED
    April 18, 2020
    07:30 AM - 09:30 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.
     

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  • Rx for Health Walk (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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    April 18, 2020
    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
     

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Hikin' Tykes: Water (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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    April 21, 2020
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Water is one thing that makes our planet unique. Celebrate the Earth with your little explorer by experiencing the various states of this element. Includes a nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
     

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  • Earth Week-Purple Martins (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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    April 21, 2020
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Visit a purple martin house and learn about the migration and nesting behaviors of Lake County's largest member of the swallow family.
     

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Earth Day Exploration (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    April 22, 2020
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Come celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary! Drop in to learn about things you can do on Earth Day (and everyday) to help the planet. Making small changes can add up to make a big difference!
     

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  • Senior Series - Hollywood on the Prairie (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    April 22, 2020
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Hear the story of the motion picture industry from the 1890s to 1910, beginning with Thomas Edison's laboratory in Menlo Park to Edward Amet's backyard movie studio in Waukegan, and Lake County's connection to Essanay Studios in Chicago.
     

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • Playdate with Nature (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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    April 23, 2020
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
     

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Friday, April 24, 2020
  • Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    CANCELED
    April 24, 2020
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
     

    CANCELED 
  • Earth Week: Watersheds (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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    April 24, 2020
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    What is a watershed? Which watershed do you live in? We'll answer these questions as more while discovering how we can keep our watery habitats healthy.
     

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • Spring Bird Walk: Pine Dunes (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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    CANCELED
    April 25, 2020
    07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
     

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  • Voyageur Paddle (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
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    April 25, 2020
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    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Paddle our 34-foot canoe across the lake and back in time. Go back to early Lake County as 18th-century French voyageurs and discover why voyageurs traveled to Illinois in the 1740s and learn their effect on natural and cultural development.
     

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  • Voyageur Paddle (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    CANCELED
    April 25, 2020
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    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Paddle our 34-foot canoe across the lake and back in time. Go back to early Lake County as 18th-century French voyageurs and discover why voyageurs traveled to Illinois in the 1740s and learn their effect on natural and cultural development.
     

    CANCELED 
  • Earth Week: Digital scavenger hunt (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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    April 25, 2020
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Bring your phone/camera, sleuthing skills and imagination for this digital scavenger hunt through Nippersink Forest Preserve. The walk will be approximately 0.5 mile with a longer 1.3 mile option.
     

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  • Evening Woodcock Walk (07:30 PM - 08:45 PM)
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    April 25, 2020
    07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
    Step out at dusk to watch the spectacular sky dance of the American woodcock. One of Lake County’s spring wonders, learn about this peculiar-looking bird and its marvelous tactics to win over a mate.
     

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • Senior Series: Coyotes and Other Canines (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    April 29, 2020
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Learn about the natural history and special adaptations of coyotes and other wild canines in Lake County.
     

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Art in Your Backyard (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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    CANCELED
    April 30, 2020
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Join us in this after school program to create crafts centered around nature.
     

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  • Native Plant Landscaping (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    April 30, 2020
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Native plants provide homes and food for our native wildlife, and natural beauty to our home landscapes. Join us to learn more about how to bring native plants into your garden.
     

    CANCELED 
 
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