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

November 2018

Sat, Nov 24 • 1 PM
Free

Green Fire Viewing and Discussion

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

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

December 2018

Sat, Dec 1 • 1 PM
Free

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

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

Wax Clinic

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

Wax Clinic

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

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Dec 15 - Sun, Dec 16 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Winter Bird Count

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Dec 23 • 9:30 am
Free

Ski Trail Maintenance

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

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Dec 29 • 9:30 am
Free

Ski Trail Maintenance

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Dec 30 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

January 2019

Sat, Jan 5 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 5 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Work Day

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 6 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 6 • 1 PM
Free

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 12 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 13 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 13 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science: Art of Preserving Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 19 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Jan 19 • 10 AM
Free

Sagawau Science: Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 20 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 20 • 1 PM
Free

Winter Ecology Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 26 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jan 26 • 1 PM
Free

Monarch Stay-cation

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 27 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jan 27 • 9:30 am
Free

Restoration Work Day

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

February 2019

Sat, Feb 2 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 2 • 1 PM
Free

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 3 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 3 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science Arts: Nature Sketching

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 9 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 9 • 1 PM
Free

Conservation@Home: Winter Pruning

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 10 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 10 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science: Winter Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Feb 16 • 8 AM
Free

Birch Leggings and the Birkie

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 16 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 17 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 17 • 1 PM
Free

Winter Tree Identification

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 23 • 9 AM
Free

American Birkebeiner Livestream

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Feb 23 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 24 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Feb 24 • 1 PM
Free

Winter Ecology Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont

March 2019

Sat, Mar 2 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Mar 3 • 9:30 am
$20

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons

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