Events

December 2021

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
a group of wrapped presents on grass
Sat, Dec 11 • 10 am

DIY Green Holiday

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Dec 12 • 11 am

Christmas Past

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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
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
a large bonfire
Sat, Dec 18 • 4 pm

Winter Bonfire

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Dec 19 • 9 am

Wellness in the Woods: Self-Guided Meditation

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

January 2022

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jan 2 • 1 pm

Resolution Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
trees and ground covered with snow at River Trail Nature Center
Sat, Jan 8 • 10 am

Winter Exploration Day

Schubert’s Woods • Cook County, IL 60475 (near Steger)
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Jan 8 • 2 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
red-tailed hawk in flight
Sun, Jan 9 • 1:30 pm

Meet Our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Jan 12 • 10 am

Wee Wonders: Who’s Footprints are Those?

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Fri, Jan 14 • 6 pm

Wellness in the Woods: “Solitude” in Nature

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Sat, Jan 15 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
Sat, Jan 15 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Jurgenson Woods • Cook County, IL 60476 (near Thornton)
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Mon, Jan 17 • 10 am

MLK Day of Service: Give Back to the Land

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Jan 21 • 6 pm

Sand Ridge by Candlelight

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
the activity barn at Camp Sullivan
Sat, Jan 22 • 1 pm

Afternoon Snowshoe Hike

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jan 30 • 1 pm

Creative Reuse: Paper Making

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

February 2022

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Feb 5 • 2 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Feb 11 • 6 pm

Evening Valentine’s Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Feb 12 • 10 am

Nature Tales: The Stories Tracks Leave

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
red-tailed hawk in flight
Sun, Feb 13 • 1:30 pm

Meet Our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Feb 18 • 7 pm

Owl Prowl

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Sat, Feb 19 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Sauk Trail Woods-Central • South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Feb 19 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Headphones Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
the activity barn at Camp Sullivan
Sat, Feb 19 • 4 pm

Sunset Hike

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
a Forest Preserves staff member leading a group on an Underground Railroad history hike at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Feb 26 • 10 am

Black History Month: Underground Railroad Walks

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Feb 27 • 1 pm

Creative Reuse: Journal Making

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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