Events

December 2021

children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Dec 8 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Dec 8 • 10 am

Wee Wonders: Peek-A-Boo Who?

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wed, Dec 8 • 1 pm

Walk & Talk Hike

Maple Lake-East – Mountain Bike Staging Area • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
Thu, Dec 9 • 10 am

Walk & Talk Hike

Linne Woods • Morton Grove, IL 60053
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Dec 9 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Thu, Dec 9 • 2 pm

Snowshoeing 101

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Dec 10 • 1 pm

Bird Painting Workshop Step-by-Step: Northern Cardinal

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Dec 11 - Sun, Dec 12 • 9 am

The Giving Tree

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
a group of wrapped presents on grass
Sat, Dec 11 • 10 am

DIY Green Holiday

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Dec 11 • 10 am

R.I.P. Stewardship

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a marshmallow roasting over a campfire
Sat, Dec 11 • 12 pm

Stairs, Stories, & S’mores

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
a skier at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Sat, Dec 11 • 1 pm

Wax Clinic

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Dec 11 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
a large bonfire
Sat, Dec 11 • 4 pm

Winter Bonfire

Camp Dan Beard • Northbrook, IL 60062
children with Nordic skis at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Sun, Dec 12 • 9 am

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Dec 12 • 11 am

Christmas Past

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Dec 12 • 1 pm

Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go?

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Dec 12 • 1:30 pm

Winter’s Wild Walk

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Dec 12 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Wed, Dec 15 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Sunset Bridge Meadow • River Grove, IL 60171
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Dec 15 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wed, Dec 15 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Dec 15 • 4:30 pm

Twilight Bird Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Dec 17 - Sun, Dec 19 • 9 am

Story Trail: “The Snowy Day”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Fri, Dec 17 • 7 pm

River Trail Nightlife: Owl Prowl

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Fri, Dec 17 • 7 pm

Full Moon Hike

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Dec 18 • 9 am

Wellness in the Woods: Self-Guided Meditation

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Sat, Dec 18 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Midlothian Meadows • Cook County, IL 60428
Sat, Dec 18 • 10 am

Walk & Talk Hike

Sag Valley Equestrian Parking • Cook County, IL 60439 (near Lemont)
Sat, Dec 18 • 10 am

Walk & Talk Hike

Orland Grassland South • Cook County, IL 60467 (near Orland Park)
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