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Southwest Cook County Events

May 2020

a group of volunteers with full trash bags
Cancelled Sat, May 30 • 9 am

Hike & Bike Clean Up

Pioneer Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Sat, May 30 • 10 am

Un-BEE-lievable Honeybees

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Cancelled Sat, May 30 • 1 pm

Prairie Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Canyon
Cancelled Sun, May 31 • 10 am

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

June 2020

The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Tue, Jun 16 - Thu, Jun 18 • 10 am

Spittlebug Nature Camp

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Tue, Jun 23 - Thu, Jun 25 • 9 am

Fish Head Camp

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

July 2020

monarch butterfly feeding on a sunflower
Thu, Jul 2 • 1 pm

Attracting Butterflies

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
open grassland at Orland Grassland
Thu, Jul 9 • 6 pm

Walk and Talk Hike

Orland Grassland South • Cook County, IL 60467 (near Orland Park)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Jul 10 • 8 pm

What Glows in the Dark?

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
people participating in an outdoor yoga class
Cancelled Sun, Jul 12 • 10 am

Yoga in the Woods

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Tue, Jul 14 - Thu, Jul 16 • 9 am

Young Naturalists Field Camp: Ages 7-8

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Jul 16 • 11 am

Habitat Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Scientists at Site A Commemorative Boulder
Thu, Jul 16 • 4:30 pm

History Hike

Red Gate Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Jul 17 • 10 am

Pollinator Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Fri, Jul 17 • 7:30 pm

Nocturnal Adventure Camp

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
morning on the prairie at Theodore Stone Forest. Photo by Bob Callebert.
Sat, Jul 18 • 10 am

Ecology Walk

Theodore Stone Forest • Hodgkins, IL 60525
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Tue, Jul 21 - Thu, Jul 23 • 9 am

Young Naturalists Field Camp: Age 10

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Jul 22 • 9:30 am

Explore the Prairie Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Jul 24 • 9:30 am

Family Exploration

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Fri, Jul 24 • 7:30 pm

Nocturnal Adventure Camp

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Tue, Jul 28 - Fri, Jul 31 • 9 am

Fitness in the Forest Field Camp

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Tue, Jul 28 • 10 am

Introduction to Bird ID Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Tue, Jul 28 • 8 pm

Jewels of the Night Sky: Lightning Bugs

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

August 2020

monarch butterfly feeding on a sunflower
Sat, Aug 1 • 10 am

Monarch Monitor Blitz

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Tue, Aug 4 - Thu, Aug 6 • 9 am

Young Naturalists Field Camp: Age 11

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Tue, Aug 4 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Aug 6 • 10 am

Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
the activity barn at Camp Sullivan
Thu, Aug 6 • 6 pm

Walk and Talk Hike

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
a person cutting buckthorn with loppers at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Aug 8 • 10 am

R.I.P. Stewardship Workday

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
A ruby-throated humming bird feeding on cardinal flower at Somme. Photo by Lisa Culp.
Sat, Aug 8 • 10 am

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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