Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau Nordic Ski Season Starts December 17

Groomed and tracked cross-country ski trails provide both novice and advanced skiers an excellent cross-country ski experience. Rentals, lessons and more…

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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

October 2017
Sat, Oct 21 • 1 PM
Free

Nature Illustration

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

Canyon Tours

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

Chicago’s Ancient Beach Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Oct 28 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Avian Anatomy

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Oct 29 • 10 AM
Free

Fossil Quarry Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
November 2017
SeriesSat, Nov 4 • 9 AM
Free

Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Nov 5 • 8:30 am
Free

Bird Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Nov 11 • 9 AM
Free

Ecological Restoration

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

White-tail Deer

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Nov 18 • 9 AM
Free

Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 19 • 1 PM
Free

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Nov 25 • 9 AM
Free

Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Nov 26 • 10 AM
Free

Winter Bird Feeding

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