Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau Nordic Ski Season Starts December 17

Groomed and tracked cross-country ski trails provide both novice and advanced skiers an excellent cross-country ski experience. Rentals, lessons and more…

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Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, in southwest Cook County near Lemont, promotes the study of nature in a relaxed setting. A visitor center and classroom building opened in 2010 includes exhibits on geology, history, and habitat management.

 

Some featured programs include environmental education for high schools; workshops for teachers and other adults; tours of Cook County’s only canyon, and general public walks and programs. Sagawau provides habitat for over 100 species of migrant and resident birds, and is home for the banding program of the Chicagoland Bird Observatory – visitors welcome in season.

 

In winter Sagawau becomes a premier Nordic ski location, with rentals, lessons, and groomed trails. Click here more information on the Sagawau Nordic Ski Program.

 

Sagawau Canyon Nature Preserve is a unique area with unusual plants and rock formations. Guided walks are scheduled spring through fall. Individual access is restricted to protect this unique and fragile site.

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12545 West 111th St
Lemont, IL 60439

630-257-2045

Daily Hours
Building 9 am – 4 pm
Grounds 8 am – 4 pm

Closed:
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

Events List Navigation

February 2017
Sun, Feb 26 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Feb 26 • 10 AM
Free

Winter Bird Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
March 2017
Sat, Mar 4 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Mar 5 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Mar 11 • 10 AM
Free

Bird Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Mar 18 • 1 PM
Free

Conservation@Home: Starting Native Plants from Seed

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Mar 19 • 1 PM
Free

Signs of Spring

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Mar 26 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Beginning Bird ID

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
April 2017
Bird The PreservesSat, Apr 1 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Apr 2 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesWed, Apr 5 • 10 AM
Free

Waterfowl Watch – Saganaskee Slough

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Apr 8 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Apr 8 • 10 AM
Free

Conservation@Home: Easy Care Natives

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Apr 9 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Understanding Avian Behavior

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Apr 15 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Apr 16 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesWed, Apr 19 • 10 AM
Free

Waterfowl Watch – McGinnis Slough

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Apr 22 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Apr 23 • 1 PM
Free

Wildflower Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Apr 29 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
May 2017
Bird The PreservesSat, May 6 • 6 AM
Free

#BirdThePreserves Big Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissFri, May 12 • 9 AM
Free

All Week Search for Birds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, May 13 • 9 AM
Free

International Migratory Bird Day

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, May 14 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, May 20 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, May 21 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, May 27 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, May 28 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County