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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Forest Preserves

Throughout history, women have played a critical role in protecting the environment and furthering our understanding of the natural world. Join the Forest Preserves of Cook County all month long as we celebrate Women’s History Month with special programs highlighting some of the prominent women conservationists and scientists who’ve made indelible impacts on nature.


A view of the North Branch of the Chicago River from LaBagh Woods.
Sat, Mar 2 • 9 am

Walk & Talk: Women in Conservation

LaBagh Woods • Chicago, IL 60630
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Mar 2 • 1 pm

Women Naturalists

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010
Wed, Mar 6 • 10 am

Women in Conservation Walk

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
Sat, Mar 9 • 10 am

Women’s Walk

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
Sat, Mar 16 • 10 am

Walk & Talk: Women’s History in Conservation Walk

Plum Creek Meadow • Cook County, IL 60411 (near Chicago Heights)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Mar 23 • 10 am

Women’s Wilderness Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Mar 24 • 1 pm

Artist as Naturalist

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439