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December 2019

a replica pioneer wagon decorated for Christmas at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Special Event Sun, Dec 8 • 11 am

Christmas Past

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Wed, Dec 11 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
two red-headed woodpeckers in a dead tree at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. Photo by Joe Occhiuzzo.
Wed, Dec 11 • 5 pm

Priority Species of the Chicago Wilderness Library Program

Chicago Public Library – Altgeld Branch • Chicago, IL 60827
people around a bonfire at Camp Shabbona Woods
Special Event Sat, Dec 14 • 4 pm

Winter Bonfire

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Dec 15 • 2 pm

Meet Our Birds of Prey

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Dec 20 • 7 pm

Candle Lantern Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Dec 21 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Winter Solstice Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Dec 27 • 10 am

Wild Wind

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

January 2020

a person pulling their sled back up the sledding hill at Caldwell Woods
Thu, Jan 2 • 11 am

Winter Break-Out Adventure

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
a group of volunteers posing for a photo outside
Sat, Jan 4 • 10 am

Stewardship Workday & Exploring Winter Creatures Hike

Beaubien Woods • Chicago, IL 60827
a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Jan 4 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Animal Footprints

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Jan 4 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
#BirdThePreserves logo
Fri, Jan 10 • 6:30 pm

Winter Owl Prowl & Folklore

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
two Forest Preserves staff members demonstrating print making techniques at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Jan 11 • 10 am

Creative Reuse 101: Printmaking

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jan 12 • 2 pm

Meet Our Birds of Prey

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Jan 15 • 9 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Wed, Jan 15 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Jan 18 • 10 am

Frozen Science

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Jan 18 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jan 19 • 1:30 pm

Tracks & Scat Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
two volunteers in the snow
Mon, Jan 20 • 12 pm

M.L.K. Jr. Day of Service

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
volunteers at Dan Ryan Woods
Mon, Jan 20 • 1:30 pm

Volunteer Workday

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a group cooking over a campfire at Camp Shabbona Woods
Fri, Jan 24 • 7 pm

Winter Campfire & Night Hike

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Jan 25 • 10 am

Wellness in the Woods Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion • Chicago, IL 60620

February 2020

a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Feb 1 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Jerri Hossli at the Sand Ridge Nature Center bird garden.
Sat, Feb 1 • 10 am

Conservation@Home: Native Landscape Design

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Feb 1 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Feb 2 • 11 am

Groundhog Day

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
children playing with natural materials at the Dan Ryan Woods nature play area
Thu, Feb 6 • 10:30 am

Nature Play Date

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
two painted tree trunk slices leaned up against a post at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Feb 8 • 10 am

Tree Cookie Painting

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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