Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

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

October 2018

Sat, Oct 20 • 1 PM
Free

Fall Color Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Oct 21 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Oct 27 • 10 AM
Free

Conservation@Home: Landscape Design Workshop

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Oct 28 • 10 AM
Free

Fossil Quarry Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

November 2018

Sat, Nov 3 • 1 PM
Free

Tracking Wildlife

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Nov 4 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday. Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Nov 10 • 1 PM
Free

Save the Monarchs: Milkweed Seed Cleaning

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 11 • 1 PM
Free

Nature Sketching: Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Nov 17 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday. Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 18 • 1 PM
Free

Ornithology 101: Bird Nests

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Nov 24 • 1 PM
Free

Green Fire Viewing and Discussion

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 25 • 1 PM
Free

Out in the Field

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