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

March 2019

Tue, Mar 26 • 10 AM
Free

Spring Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Mar 28 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-in Citizen Science

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Mar 30 • 1 PM
Free

Signs of Spring Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Mar 31 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

April 2019

Bird The PreservesWed, Apr 3 • 10 AM
Free

Waterfowl Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Fri, Apr 5 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Wood Warblers Part 1

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Apr 6 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Fri, Apr 12 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Wood Warblers Part 2

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Apr 13 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Apr 20 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science: Spring Wildflower Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesFri, Apr 26 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Apr 27 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science Arts–Wildflowers

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Apr 28 • 1 PM
Free

Spring Pollinators

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

May 2019

Bird The PreservesFri, May 3 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, May 4 • 6 AM
Free

Birding Big Sit

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

Garlic Mustard Pull

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesFri, May 10 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, May 11 • 9 AM
Free

World Migratory Bird Day

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, May 12 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science: Spring Wildflower Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, May 18 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, May 19 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, May 25 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, May 26 • 1 PM
Free

Prairie Hike

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