Events

November 2019

two red-headed woodpeckers in a dead tree at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. Photo by Joe Occhiuzzo.
Wed, Nov 13 • 5 pm

Priority Species of the Chicago Wilderness Library Program

Chicago Public Library – Altgeld Branch • Chicago, IL 60827
a person taking aim with a bow and arrow
Sat, Nov 16 • 10 am

Archery 101

Pulaski Woods-East • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
Sat, Nov 16 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Fitness Hike

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Nov 16 • 10:30 am

Slough Smorgasbord

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
A coyote at Yankee Woods.
Sat, Nov 16 • 1 pm

Predators of the Preserves – Canines: Coyotes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Nov 17 • 10 am

Fossil Quarry Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Tue, Nov 19 • 10 am

R.I.P. Stewardship Workday

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
two volunteers cut buckthorn with loppers at River Trail Nature Center
Sat, Nov 23 • 9:30 am

Restoration Workday

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Nov 23 • 10 am

Wellness in the Woods: Awakening Wonder

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Nov 23 • 7:30 pm

Starry, Starry Night

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Nov 24 • 10 am

Tree Bath

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Nov 24 • 1 pm

Winter Bird Feeding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Nov 30 • 1 pm

Fall Hike

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

Naturalist’s Choice

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

December 2019

children playing with natural materials at the Dan Ryan Woods nature play area
Thu, Dec 5 • 10:30 am

Nature Play Date

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
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
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)
a marshmallow roasting over a campfire
Sat, Dec 14 • 12 pm

Stairs, Stories & S’mores

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
Sat, Dec 21 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Walk & Talk Hike

Midlothian Meadows • Cook County, IL 60428
the indoor climbing wall at Camp Sullivan
Sat, Dec 28 • 11 am

Winter Break-Out Adventure

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452

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
Sat, Jan 18 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Walk & Talk Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
two volunteers in the snow
Mon, Jan 20 • 12 pm

M.L.K. Jr. Day of Service

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Jan 25 • 10 am

Wellness in the Woods Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion • Chicago, IL 60620
Sun, Jan 26 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Fitness Hike

Country Lane Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)

February 2020

Sat, Feb 1 • 10 am

Cold Weather Crafting

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
children playing with natural materials at the Dan Ryan Woods nature play area
Thu, Feb 6 • 10:30 am

Nature Play Date

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
a group of people walking on snowshoes at Caldwell Woods
Sun, Feb 9 • 11 am

Snowshoe Trekking

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sat, Feb 15 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Fitness Hike

Sauk Trail Woods-Central • South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Sat, Feb 15 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Walk & Talk Hike

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
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