Events

September 2020

Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Sep 12 • 9 am

International Forest Bathing Day

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Sep 12 • 9 am

International Forest Bathing Day

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Sep 12 • 9 am

International Forest Bathing Day

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Four family members on the edge of a lake at Busse Woods.
Sat, Sep 12 - Sun, Sep 13 • 9 am

Trail Tales

Busse Forest Elk Pasture • Cook County, IL 60007 (near Elk Grove Village)
a footpath through open woods at Arie Crown Forest
Sat, Sep 12 • 10 am

Ecology Walk

Theodore Stone Forest • Hodgkins, IL 60525
Sat, Sep 12 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Uncovering the Past

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Sep 12 • 10 am

Conservation@Home: Natural Lawn Care

Zoom Presentation
archaeological artifacts, including arrowheads, ceramics and historic bottles
Sat, Sep 12 • 10 am

Archaeology Day

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
three people in a canoe at Beaubien Woods
Sat, Sep 12 • 10 am

Friends of the Chicago Flatfoot Lake Paddle

Beaubien Woods • Chicago, IL 60827
prairie grasses at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Sat, Sep 12 • 1 pm

Prairie Grasses

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sat, Sep 12 • 1 pm

Archaeology in our Backyard: Hoxie Farm Site

Zoom Presentation
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Sep 12 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Sep 12 • 6:30 pm

Singing Insects

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
close up of goldenrod flowers
Sun, Sep 13 • 10 am

Goldenrod Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Garter snake at Forest Glen Woods.
Sun, Sep 13 • 10 am

Art in Nature: Snake Paper Craft

Facebook Live from Crabtree Nature Center
Monarch butterflies roosting in a cottonwood tree at Orland Grassland
Sun, Sep 13 • 1 pm

Migrating Monarchs

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Monarch butterflies roosting in a cottonwood tree at Orland Grassland
Sun, Sep 13 • 1 pm

Monarch Butterfly Release

Facebook Live from Trailside Museum
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Sep 13 • 1:30 pm

Meet our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Sep 13 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Mon, Sep 14 • 9 am

Fall Fitness Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Mon, Sep 14 • 7 pm

Art in Nature: Learning to Draw – It’s Easier Than You Think

Zoom Presentation
Tue, Sep 15 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
Tue, Sep 15 • 5 pm

Step Up, Be Counted

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Tue, Sep 15 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Reinberg • Palatine, IL 60074
A lagoon with a boat at Skokie Lagoons. Photo by chmoss.
Wed, Sep 16 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves

Erickson Woods • Cook County, IL 60093 (near Winnetka)
Wed, Sep 16 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves

Potawatomi Woods • Cook County, IL 60062 (near Northbrook)
Wed, Sep 16 • 10 am

Art in Nature: Cattail Weaving

Facebook Live from Crabtree Nature Center
close up of goldenrod flowers
Wed, Sep 16 • 1:30 pm

Goldenrod and Asters Live!

Facebook Live from Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
canoes and kayaks racing on the Des Plaines River
Wed, Sep 16 • 5 pm

Kayak the Des Plaines

Irving Park Road Canoe Landing • Schiller Park, IL 60176
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Thu, Sep 17 • 9 am

Story Trail

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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