Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

2016 Holiday Schedule

Nature Centers will be closed from 2pm on December 24 to 9am on December 27. Regular hours resume December 27.

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

December 2016
Sat, Dec 10 • 1 PM
Free

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

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

Wax Clinics

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Dec 17 • 1 PM
Free

Wax Clinics

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

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
January 2017
Sat, Jan 7 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 7 • 1 PM
Free

Drawing Nature I

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 8 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 14 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Jan 14 • 10 AM
Free

Winter Bird Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 15 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 15 • 1 PM
Free

Drawing Nature 2

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
winter-wave16
Don't MissSat, Jan 21 • 9 AM
Free

Surf The White Winter Wave

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 21 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 21 • 1 PM
Free

Winter Ecology Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 22 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 22 • 1 PM
Free

Wax Clinics

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 28 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Jan 28 • 10 AM
Free

Winter Bird Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 29 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 29 • 1 PM
Free

Painting Nature

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
February 2017
Sat, Feb 4 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 4 • 1 PM
Free

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

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

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 5 • 1 PM
Free

Winter Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 11 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 11 • 1 PM
Free

Wax Clinics

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 12 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Feb 12 • 10 AM
Free

Winter Bird Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
birch-birkie
Don't MissSat, Feb 18 • 9 AM
Free

Birch Leggings and The Birkie

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 18 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

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

Winter Tree Identification

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 19 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons

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

Winter Ecology Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 25 • 9 AM
Free

American Birkebeiner Livestream

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 25 • 9:30 am
Free

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

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