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

August 2018
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
September 2018
SeriesSat, Sep 1 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Sep 8 • 1 PM
Free

Migrating Monarchs

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Sep 9 • 1 AM
Free

Bee Sit

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

Bee Sit

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

Canyon Tour

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

Goldenrod and Asters

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Sep 22 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday. Ecological Restoration

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

Ornithology 101: Bird Migration

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

Canyon Tour

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

Fall Prairie Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
October 2018
SeriesSat, Oct 6 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday. Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Oct 7 • 1 PM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Oct 13 • 1 PM
Free

Winterize Your Garden for Pollinators

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Oct 14 • 9 AM
Free

Red Gate Woods: Beginning of the Atomic Age

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

Fall Color Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Oct 21 • 1 PM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Conservation@Home: Landscape Design Workshop

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

Fossil Quarry Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
November 2018
SeriesSun, Nov 4 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday. Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Nov 17 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Workday. Ecological Restoration

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