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

June 2017
Bird The PreservesSat, Jun 3 • 6 AM
Free

Double Bird Blitz in the Palos & Sag Valley Preserves

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jun 3 • 1 PM
Free

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Jun 4 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jun 10 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Reproductive Biology

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Jun 11 • 1 PM
Free

Return of the River Otter

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesThu, Jun 15 • 5 PM
Free

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Jun 17 • 6 AM
Free

Double Bird Blitz in the Palos & Sag Valley Preserves

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jun 17 • 1 PM
Free

Conservation@Home: Native Bee Nests

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesSun, Jun 18 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jun 20 • 10 AM
Free

Dragonfly Oasis

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesWed, Jun 21 • 9 AM
Free

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jun 24 • 1 PM
Free

Damselflies in the Field

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

Botanic Illustrations

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesWed, Jun 28 • 9 AM
Free

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesThu, Jun 29 • 5 PM
Free

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
July 2017
SeriesSat, Jul 1 • 10 AM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Out in the Field

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jul 8 • 10 AM
Free

Beetle Blitz

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

Botanic Illustrations

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jul 11 • 10 AM
Free

Butterfly Lab

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 12 • 9 AM
Free

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
SeriesThu, Jul 13 • 5 PM
Free

Canyon Tour

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

Canyon Tour

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

Ornithology 101: The Mechanics of Flight

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Tue, Jul 18 • 10 AM
Free

Dragonfly Oasis

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 19 • 9 AM
Free

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Jul 22 • 1 PM
Free

Conservation@Home: Gardening for Pollinators

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

Milkweeds and More

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Wed, Jul 26 • 9 AM
Free

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Jul 27 • 6 PM
Free

Cook County Coyote Project

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

Canyon Tour

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

Summer Prairie

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
August 2017
Sat, Aug 5 • 10 AM
Free

Sunflowers

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Aug 6 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Thu, Aug 10 • 5 PM
Free

Songs of Summer

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

Getting to Know the Grasses

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Aug 19 • 9 AM
Free

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Aug 20 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesThu, Aug 24 • 5 PM
Free

Hummingbird Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Aug 26 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 27 • 1 PM
Free

Tree Key

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