Storytime & Picnic

Twenty-Sixth Street Woods-West • Cook County, IL 60526 (near La Grange Park)

Listen to a nature-themed book read aloud by North Riverside Public Library, followed by an activity. Stay after for a […]

Event Series I am a Scientist

I am a Scientist

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

Ignite your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity as we explore, experiment, and make discoveries in the natural world. Ages […]

Camping & Cooking 101

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480

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

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. […]

Without Limits: Adventure for All

Saganashkee Slough Boat Launch • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)

Enjoy climbing and kayaking in this program specially designed for individuals with a primary physical disability or visual impairment.

Night of the Frogs/ Noche de las Ranas

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

Join our bilingual night walk to hear seasonal frog calls and other nocturnal creatures. Spanish native speakers encouraged! Ages 16 […]

Senior Nature Collaging

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305

Join local artist, Phyllis Frick, in making collages of plants, animals and landscapes. Ages 55 and up.

Frog Frenzy

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington, IL 60010

Hear who is croaking in the night. Ages 7 and up.

Pedal the Preserves

Miami Woods • Morton Grove, IL 60053

Learn bicycle basics, simple maintenance, and safe riding skills then explore the North Branch Trail. Family-friendly. Limited loaner bikes upon request. In […]

Nature Wellness Walk

Miller Meadow-South • Cook County, IL 60130 (near Forest Park)

Reconnect with nature. Relaxing mindfulness and meditative practices will be led during a leisurely walk. Grove 6.

Event Series R.I.P. Stewardship

R.I.P. Stewardship

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

Join us as we Remove Invasive Plants with bow saws or loppers. Tools, gloves and a snack provided. Closed toed shoes and long […]

Rocks on the Beach: Great Lakes Geology 101

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

Enjoy a presentation that highlights how beachcombing for rocks on the shore of Lake Michigan provides a window into the […]

Event Series Wee Wonders

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

Learn about nature through music, stories, and artmaking. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Jun 9: Cicadas! Jun 12: Cicadas! Jul 10: Snakes! […]

Fitness Hike

Sunset Bridge Meadow • River Grove, IL 60171

Fitness Hikes are for those looking to get some exercise outdoors. Fitness hikes will be faster paced with little to […]

Event Series Wee Wonders

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

Learn about nature through music, stories, and artmaking. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Jun 9: Cicadas! Jun 12: Cicadas! Jul 10: Snakes! […]