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

October 2016
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SeriesSat, Oct 1 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Oct 2 • 9 AM
Free

Earth Science: Orienteering Part 1: Compass Basics

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Oct 2 • 12 PM
Free

Earth Science – Orienteering Part 2: Navigate the Course

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Fri, Oct 7 • 9 AM
Free

Sag Valley Geology Tour

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

Canyon Tour

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

Master Gardener Series: Collecting and Storing Seed

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

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Oct 16 • 10 AM
Free

Fall Color

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

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Oct 23 • 9 AM
Free

Red Gate Woods: Beginning of the Atomic Age

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

Canyon Tour

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

Fossil Quarry Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
November 2016
Sat, Nov 5 • 1 PM
Free

Master Gardener Series: Prepare your Garden for Winter

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 6 • 9 AM
Free

Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Nov 12 • 9 AM
Free

Ski Trail Maintenance

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 13 • 9 AM
Free

Ski Trail Maintenance

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Nov 19 • 9 AM
Free

Ecological Restoration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 20 • 9 AM
Free

Ecological Restoration

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

Refreshing Friday

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Nov 26 • 9 AM
Free

Ski Trail Maintenance

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Nov 27 • 9 AM
Free

Ski Trail Maintenance

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