Events

December 2019

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
a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
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
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)
people around a bonfire at Camp Shabbona Woods
Special Event Sat, Dec 14 • 4 pm

Winter Bonfire

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Dec 15 • 2 pm

Meet Our Birds of Prey

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Dec 20 • 7 pm

Candle Lantern Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
people hiking in fall
Sat, Dec 21 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Walk & Talk Hike

Midlothian Meadows • Cook County, IL 60428
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Dec 21 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Winter Solstice Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a large bonfire
Sat, Dec 21 • 6:30 pm

Winter Solstice Bonfire

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Dec 27 • 10 am

Wild Wind

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
the indoor climbing wall at Camp Sullivan
Sat, Dec 28 • 11 am

Winter Break-Out Adventure

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Dec 28 • 1:30 pm

Screech…Screech, Hoot…Hoot: The Owls of Cook County

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

January 2020

a person pulling their sled back up the sledding hill at Caldwell Woods
Thu, Jan 2 • 11 am

Winter Break-Out Adventure

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
a group of volunteers posing for a photo outside
Sat, Jan 4 • 10 am

Stewardship Workday & Exploring Winter Creatures Hike

Beaubien Woods • Chicago, IL 60827
a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Jan 4 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Animal Footprints

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Jan 4 • 10 am

New Year Nature Bath

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Jan 4 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Jan 8 • 10:30 am

Mother Nature and Me

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Jan 9 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
#BirdThePreserves logo
Fri, Jan 10 • 6:30 pm

Winter Owl Prowl & Folklore

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
two Forest Preserves staff members demonstrating print making techniques at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Jan 11 • 10 am

Creative Reuse 101: Printmaking

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

R.I.P Stewardship Workday

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Jan 12 • 10 am

Yoga in the Woods

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jan 12 • 2 pm

Meet Our Birds of Prey

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Jan 15 • 9 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Wed, Jan 15 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
trees and ground covered with snow at River Trail Nature Center
Sat, Jan 18 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Fitness Hike

Yankee Woods • Cook County, IL 60477 (near Tinley Park)
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