Gone Fishin’ Day Camp

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Spend a day investigating fish and their habitat, making fish crafts, and learning how to cast. On the second day, […]

$20

Busse Lake Outdoors Day & Fishing Derby

Busse Lake Boating Center • Cook County, IL 60007 (near Elk Grove Village)

The whole family is invited for a day of outdoor fun! Free fishing derby, tree climb, nature play, animal encounters, […]

Rainbow Families

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Celebrate Pride Month and learn about different types of family arrangements in the animal kingdom.

Father’s Day Ramble

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Join us for a summer walk.

Nature Explorer Camp

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Discover the plants and animals of the preserves through exploration, games and crafts. Ages 7-11. Registration opens April 6 at […]

$30

Nature Explorer Camp

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Discover plants and animals through exploration, games, and crafts. Ages 7 to 11.

$30

Summer Nature Camp

Rolling Knolls • Elgin, IL 60120

Learn the significance of summer in Native American culture while participating in various activities. All ages. Presented with Trickster Cultural Center.

Morning Solstice Paddle

Busse Lake Boating Center • Cook County, IL 60007 (near Elk Grove Village)

Celebrate the summer solstice by paddling Busse South Pool. Ages 5 & up.

Summer Solstice Walk

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Celebrate the longest day of the year during a 1.5-mile walk.

Pond Dippin’

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Discover tiny creatures in our ponds.

Stories and Music in Nature

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Join us for an exciting Children's Concert! Enjoy stories from Barrington Area Library, music from Alloy Horns and nature-themed activities […]

Firefly Night Walk

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Watch and learn about the glowing insects of twilight on a guided stroll.

Gone Fishin’ Day Camp

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Spend a day investigating fish and their habitat, making fish crafts, and learning how to cast. On the second day, […]

$20

PRIDE Walk

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Celebrate PRIDE month with a naturalist led nature walk. LGBTQ2S+ people, family, friends and allies welcome.

Color Walk

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Nature is more than just green, join us on a 1.4-mile guided walk.

Event Series Crabtree Gyotaku

Crabtree Gyotaku

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Join us for a brief presentation and create your own masterpiece using the traditional Japanese art form of printing fish. […]

Bats of the Night

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Learn about these mysterious nocturnal creatures.

Cicadas!

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Discover the secretive underground lives of our noisiest insects.

Forest Therapy

Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve • Elgin, IL 60120

Awaken your senses and renew your bond with nature with a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Ages 18 & up.

Scat-venger Hunt

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Drop in to get the scoop on poop as you hunt for scat.

Scat-venger Hunt

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Drop in to get the scoop on poop as you hunt for scat.

Camping & Cooking 101

Camp Reinberg • Palatine, IL 60074

This 2-hour workshop covers camping and outdoor cooking basics. Camping and cooking gear provided. All ages.