Events

August 2019

Wed, Aug 14 • 6:30 pm

Movies in the Park: Films from the Forest

Hayes Park • Chicago, IL 60652
people participating in an outdoor yoga class
Cancelled Thu, Aug 15 • 10 am

Wellness in the Woods: Yoga

Dan Ryan Woods-Central • Chicago, IL 60620
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Thu, Aug 15 • 10:30 am

Nature Story Time

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Thu, Aug 15 • 2 pm

Simple Summer Fun

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Thu, Aug 15 • 7 pm

Nature Book Club

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a group walks through a prairie
Fri, Aug 16 • 8 am

Hike the Freedom Trail

Beaubien Woods Boat Launch • Chicago, IL 60827
A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a small group at a Camping 101 event.
Cancelled Fri, Aug 16 • 6 pm

Campfire Cooking Workshop

Camp Dan Beard • Northbrook, IL 60062
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
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Aug 16 • 8 pm

Going Batty Over Bats! Night Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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
three people in a canoe at Beaubien Woods
Sat, Aug 17 • 10 am

Back-to-School Community Adventure Day

Rolling Knolls • Elgin, IL 60120
Sat, Aug 17 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Interpretive Hike

St. Mihiel Woods-East • Cook County, IL 60477 (near Tinley Park)
Sat, Aug 17 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Fitness Hike

Joe Orr Woods • Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 17 • 11 am

“Bone” Appetit

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 17 • 1:30 pm

Summer Nature Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Aug 17 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Bees and Balms

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Aug 17 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Aug 18 • 9:30 am

Late Summer Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Aug 18 • 1 pm

Hummers & Flowers

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 18 • 1:30 pm

Animal Encounters

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Aug 18 • 2 pm

Meet our Birds of Prey

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 18 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Tue, Aug 20 • 1 pm

Trailside Animal Connections: Hawk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Aug 21 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
a Forest Preserves staff member teaching a girl the parts of an arrow
Wed, Aug 21 • 4 pm

Archery 101

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
people participating in an outdoor yoga class
Cancelled Thu, Aug 22 • 10 am

Wellness in the Woods: Yoga

Dan Ryan Woods-Central • Chicago, IL 60620
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