Events

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Mon, Aug 15 - Fri, Aug 19 • 8:30 am

Survival Summer Camp

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Pavilion and cabins at Camp Reinberg
Fri, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 20

Family Campout

Camp Reinberg • Palatine, IL 60074
two people riding bicycles on the Salt Creek Trail System
Cancelled Fri, Aug 19 • 7 am

Early Bird Biking

Brookfield Woods • Brookfield, IL 60513
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Aug 19 • 10 am

Fridays in the Field

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Fri, Aug 19 • 10 am

Fridays in the Field

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Special Event Sat, Aug 20 • 9 am

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 20 - Sun, Aug 21 • 9 am

Children’s Nature Story Trail: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Aug 20 • 9:30 am

Junior Nature Photography

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Sat, Aug 20 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Aug 20 • 10 am

Hummers Galore

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 20 • 10:30 am

Parent/Child Woodland Ramble

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
A view of the North Branch of the Chicago River from LaBagh Woods.
Sat, Aug 20 • 11 am

Bach-to-School Adventure Day

LaBagh Woods • Chicago, IL 60630
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Aug 20 • 1 pm

Wellness Walks

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Aug 20 • 3 pm

What’s On The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
A ruby-throated humming bird feeding on cardinal flower at Somme. Photo by Lisa Culp.
Sun, Aug 21 • 10 am

Hummingbird Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Aug 21 • 10 am

Animal Origami

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 21 • 11 am

GPS Scavenger Hunt

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 21 • 12:30 pm

GPS Scavenger Hunt

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Aug 21 • 1:30 pm

Seasonal Pop Up

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 21 • 2 pm

GPS Scavenger Hunt

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 21 • 3 pm

What’s On The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Tue, Aug 23 • 6:30 pm

Night Sky Celebration

Swallow Cliff Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Aug 24 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Aug 24 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Aug 24 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Wed, Aug 24 • 6 pm

Camping 101

Camp Reinberg • Palatine, IL 60074
Ruby-throated hummingbird at Bunker Hill. Photo by Tom Lally.
Thu, Aug 25 • 10 am

Hummingbirds for Kids

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
people in kayaks cleaning up the Little Calumet River
Thu, Aug 25 • 4 pm

Kayak the Des Plaines

Maywood Grove • Maywood, IL 60153
a group playing a yard game at Thatcher Woods
Thu, Aug 25 • 5 pm

Adult Game Night

Edgebrook Woods • Chicago, IL 60646
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Thu, Aug 25 • 5:30 pm

Nature in Spanish Meet-Up

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473