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Southwest Cook County Events

August 2019

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Aug 11 • 1 pm

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Aug 11 • 1:30 pm

Nature’s Choice

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
three children building a fort out of logs
Wed, Aug 14 • 12 pm

Nature Discovery Day

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Aug 15 • 1 pm

The Fantastic Forest

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Aug 16 • 7 pm

Paddling under the Planets

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
people fishing on the shoreline of a lake during a fishing derby
Sat, Aug 17 • 8 am

Fishing Derby

Tampier Lake Boating Center • Cook County, IL 60467 (near Orland Park)
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Special Event Sat, Aug 17 • 9 am

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sat, Aug 17 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Interpretive Hike

St. Mihiel Woods-East • Cook County, IL 60477 (near Tinley Park)
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Sun, Aug 18 • 1 pm

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Aug 18 • 1 pm

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Aug 24 • 1 pm

Gardenside Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Aug 24 • 7:30 pm

Ancient Mayan Astronomy

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Aug 25 • 1 pm

Sagawau Art: Painting Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Wed, Aug 28 • 3 pm

Play Date with the Preserves

Rubio Woods • Cook County, IL 60445 (near Midlothian)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Thu, Aug 29 • 7 pm

Singing Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Sat, Aug 31 • 10 am

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Aug 31 • 1:30 pm

Ophidiophobia

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

September 2019

grasshopper on a fence post
Sun, Sep 1 • 1 pm

Grasshoppers

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Sep 4 • 10:30 am

Mother Nature and Me

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Sep 5 • 10 am

S.E.N.I.O.R.S.

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
people at a CLIC training doing a team building exercise
Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8

CLIC (Camping Leadership Immersion Course) Training

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
Sagawau Canyon
Sat, Sep 7 • 10 am

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8 • 10 am

A River Thru History: Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous

Columbia Woods • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 7 • 1:30 pm

Fall Pond Dip

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
close up of goldenrod flowers
Sun, Sep 8 • 1 pm

Plant Spotlight on Composites

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Canyon
Sat, Sep 14 • 10 am

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 14 • 10 am

R.I.P. Stewardship Workday

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 14 • 7 pm

Night Sky Programs-Light Pollution-Losing the night sky.

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Blenz Prairie at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Sep 15 • 9 am

Prairie Week Celebration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Sep 15 • 10 am

Yoga in the Woods

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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