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

Events List Navigation

June 2018
SeriesSat, Jun 23 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jun 24 • 12 PM
Free

Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Study

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jun 26 • 10 AM
Free

Monarch Lab

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jun 28 • 5 PM
Free

Bird Banding

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

Tree ID

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
July 2018
Sun, Jul 1 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Prairie Wildflowers

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jul 5 • 9 AM
Free

Bird Banding

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

Out in the Field

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

Canyon Tour

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

Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Study

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 11 • 11 AM
Free

Butterfly Walk

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

Canyon Tour

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

Sagawau Science: A Closer Look at Milkweeds

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

Drawing Trees

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 18 • 11 AM
Free

Butterfly Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jul 19 • 9 AM
Free

Bird Banding

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

Sagawau Science: Prairie Sweep

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

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jul 24 • 10 AM
Free

Monarch Lab

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jul 26 • 7 PM
Free

Singing Insects with Dr. Carl Strang

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jul 28 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jul 29 • 12 PM
Free

Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Study

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
August 2018
Sat, Aug 4 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science: Monarch Lab

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 5 • 10 AM
Free

Conservation@Home: Ruby-throat Runway

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesThu, Aug 9 • 5 PM
Free

Hummingbird Watch

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

Hummingbird Sit

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

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Aug 18 • 9 AM
Free

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Aug 19 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Aug 22 • 5 PM
Free

Songs of Summer

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Aug 25 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

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

Painting Hummingbirds with Watercolors

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesThu, Aug 30 • 5 PM
Free

Hummingbird Watch

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