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

Hours
9 am – 4 pm daily

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

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May 2015
SeriesFri, May 29 • 10:15 am
$25-50

Centennial Symposium: Sagawau Canyon Tour & Picnic

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, May 30 • 7:30 am
Free

Migratory Bird Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, May 30 • 1 PM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, May 31 • 1 PM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
June 2015
SeriesSat, Jun 6 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jun 7 • 1 PM
Free

Snakes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Jun 13 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Jun 14 • 9 AM
Free

Container Gardening

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jun 14 • 1 PM
Free

Summer Prairie Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jun 16 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In on Dragonflies and Damselflies

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jun 17 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Bird Banding

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

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jun 21 • 1 PM
Free

Drop-In on Bluebirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jun 23 • 12 PM
Free

Drop-In on Monarchs

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jun 24 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Bird Banding

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

Canyon Tour

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

Fungus Among Us

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
July 2015
Wed, Jul 1 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Bird Banding

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

Butterfly Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Jul 5 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 8 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jul 11 • 9 AM
Free

Groundcovers

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

Bee Houses

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Jul 12 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jul 14 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In on Dragonflies and Damselflies

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 15 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Bird Banding

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

Dragonfly Hike

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

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jul 21 • 12 PM
Free

Drop-In on Monarchs

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 22 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jul 25 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Fossil Hunt

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Jul 26 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jul 28 • 12 PM
Free

Drop-In Creek Peek

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 29 • 10 AM
Free

Drop-In Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
August 2015
SeriesSat, Aug 1 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 2 • 10 AM
Free

Orland Grassland Restoration: Volunteers, Partners, Legacy

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Aug 8 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 9 • 9 AM
Free

Gardening for Pollinators

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 9 • 1 PM
Free

Naturalist Choice

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Aug 15 • 8:30 am
Free

Hummingbird Festival

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 16 • 1 PM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Aug 19 • 12 PM
Free

Drop-In on Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Aug 22 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Orienteering

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Aug 26 • 12 PM
Free

Drop-In on Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Aug 29 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 30 • 1 PM
Free

Vermicomposting

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