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

Hours
9 am – 4 pm daily

Closed:
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

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August 2015
Sun, Aug 2 • 10 AM
Free

Orland Grassland Restoration: Volunteers, Partners, Legacy

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Aug 8 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Gardening for Pollinators

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

Naturalist Choice

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Aug 15 • 8:30 am
Free

Hummingbird Festival

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

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Aug 19 • 12 PM
Free

Drop-In on Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSat, Aug 22 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Orienteering

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Aug 26 • 12 PM
Free

Drop-In on Hummingbirds

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

Canyon Tour

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

Vermicomposting

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