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

May 2019

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

June 2019

SeriesSat, Jun 1 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jun 2 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Art: Botanic Illustration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jun 8 • 10 AM
Free

Botanizing in the Canyon

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

Summer Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jun 13 • 5 PM
Free

Oriole Express

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Jun 15 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Sagawau Science: Hike to the Unknown-Butterflies

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jun 18 - Thu, Jun 20 • 9:30 am
Free

Teacher Field Science Workshop: Ornithology and Avian Behavior

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jun 22 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science: Bee Blitz

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jun 23 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Hike to the Unknown- Blenz Prairie

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jun 25 • 1 PM
Free

Budburst: Science in the Gardens

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jun 27 • 7 PM
Free

Singing Insect Monitor Training

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jun 29 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Tree Identification Series-Maples and Other Opposites

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

Sagawau Science: Hike to the Unknown- Dragonflies

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

July 2019

Sat, Jul 6 • 9 AM
Free

Summer Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Jul 7 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jul 9 - Thu, Jul 11 • 9:30 am
Free

Teacher Field Science Workshop: Earth Science & Biology

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jul 13 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Hike to the Unknown-Dolomite Prairie

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

Sagawau Art: Drawing Birds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jul 18 • 5 PM
Free

Monarch Lab

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jul 20 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Tree Identification Series-Elms and Other Alternates

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

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesThu, Jul 25 • 5 PM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Monarch Lab

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

Gardenside Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

August 2019

Fri, Aug 2 • 5 PM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Aug 3 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Hummingbird Families

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 4 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Tree Identification Series-The Understory

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Aug 10 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

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

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Aug 17 • 9 AM
Free

Hummingbird Fest

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

Hummingbird Sit

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

Gardenside Chat

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

Sagawau Art: Painting Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Aug 29 • 7 PM
Free

Singing Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Aug 31 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

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