Events

September 2019

a large bonfire
Special Event Sat, Sep 21 • 3 pm

Party for the Preserves

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Sep 22 • 9:30 am

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
a woman walking with her baby at LaBagh Woods
Wed, Sep 25 • 10 am

Mommy and Me Trail Walks

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a group at a Camping 101 event.
Wed, Sep 25 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101: Individuals and Families

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
two volunteers cut buckthorn with loppers at River Trail Nature Center
Sat, Sep 28 • 9:30 am

Restoration Workday

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 28 • 1:30 pm

Naturalist’s Choice

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
prairie grasses at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Sun, Sep 29 • 1 pm

Fall Prairie Sketch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

October 2019

a woman walking with her baby at LaBagh Woods
Wed, Oct 2 • 10 am

Mommy and Me Trail Walks

Sauk Trail Woods-Central • South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
a person taking aim with a bow and arrow
Wed, Oct 2 • 4 pm

Archery 101

Sauk Trail Woods-Central • South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
children playing with natural materials at the Dan Ryan Woods nature play area
Thu, Oct 3 • 10:30 am

Nature Play Date

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Fri, Oct 4 - Sat, Oct 5

Family Campout

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sat, Oct 5 • 11 am

Awe of Nature

Midlothian Meadows • Cook County, IL 60428
a baby raccoon peaking out of a tree at Miami Woods
Sat, Oct 5 • 1 pm

Predators of the Preserves – Meso-Predators: Raccoons

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
a family in front of a wagon and wildflowers near the Little Red Schoolhouse building
Special Event Sun, Oct 6 • 9 am

Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Canyon
Sun, Oct 6 • 10 am

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Oct 9 • 4 pm

Not-So-Scary Stories in the Woods

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
two red-headed woodpeckers in a dead tree at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. Photo by Joe Occhiuzzo.
Wed, Oct 9 • 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, Oct 10 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a woman walking with her baby at LaBagh Woods
Thu, Oct 10 • 10 am

Mommy and Me Trail Walks

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
People putting up a tent at a Camping 101 event.
Thu, Oct 10 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101 for Outdoor Youth Organizations

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
a girl holding up a fishing pole and fish in front of a lake
Sat, Oct 12 • 8:30 am

Fall Fishing Derby

Horsetail Lake • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 12 • 9:30 am

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Cancelled Sat, Oct 12 • 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
Sat, Oct 12 • 7 pm

Night Sky Programs-Constellation Mythology

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Canyon
Sun, Oct 13 • 10 am

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
a woman walking with her baby at LaBagh Woods
Wed, Oct 16 • 10 am

Mommy and Me Trail Walks

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
a trail and bridge at Oak Forest Heritage Preserve
Wed, Oct 16 • 5 pm

Haunted History Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
a trail and bridge at Oak Forest Heritage Preserve
Thu, Oct 17 • 5 pm

Haunted History Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a small group at a Camping 101 event.
Thu, Oct 17 • 5:30 pm

Campfire Cooking Workshop

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Oct 18 • 6 pm

Scary Stories in the Woods

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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