Events

December 2019

The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Dec 7 • 1 pm

One Ounce Wonders

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Dec 7 • 1 pm

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Dec 7 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Dec 7 • 3 pm

What’s On The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
a large bonfire
Sat, Dec 7 • 4 pm

Winter Bonfire

Camp Dan Beard • Northbrook, IL 60062
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
people playing various instruments at a blugrass jam at Trailside Museum
Special Event Sun, Dec 8 • 1 pm

Makin’ Music Bluegrass Jam

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Dec 8 • 1 pm

Where Did the Cold-blooded Creatures Go?

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Dec 8 • 1 pm

Wax Clinic

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Dec 8 • 1:30 pm

Sit Down with a Skunk

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Dec 8 • 3 pm

What’s On The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Wed, Dec 11 • 10 am

Nature Tots

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
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
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Dec 12 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Fri, Dec 13 • 7 pm

Night Owls

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Thatcher Woods Pavilion building
Sat, Dec 14 • 9 am

Fireside Yoga at Thatcher Woods

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Dec 14 • 10 am

Restoration Workdays

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Dec 14 • 10 am

R.I.P Stewardship Workday

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a marshmallow roasting over a campfire
Sat, Dec 14 • 12 pm

Stairs, Stories and S’mores

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
a marshmallow roasting over a campfire
Sat, Dec 14 • 12 pm

Stairs, Stories & S’mores

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
people holding up paintings
Sat, Dec 14 • 1 pm

Forest Friends Acrylic Painting Workshop

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Dec 14 • 1 pm

Wax Clinic

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Dec 14 • 3 pm

What’s On The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
a large bonfire
Special Event Sat, Dec 14 • 4 pm

Winter Bonfire

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Dec 14 • 4:30 pm

Evening Owl Hike

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
#BirdThePreserves logo
Sat, Dec 14 • 7 pm

Owl Prowl

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Dec 15

Winter Walks

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Dec 15 • 5:30 am

Dawn Owl Prowl

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Dec 15 • 1 pm

Creative Invasives

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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