Events

August 2019

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center building in Lemont
Sat, Aug 24 • 1 pm

Gardenside Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Aug 24 • 7:30 pm

Ancient Mayan Astronomy

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center building in Lemont
Sun, Aug 25 • 1 pm

Sagawau Art: Painting Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Wed, Aug 28 • 3 pm

Play Date with the Preserves

Rubio Woods • Cook County, IL 60445 (near Midlothian)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center building in Lemont
Thu, Aug 29 • 7 pm

Singing Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Sat, Aug 31 • 10 am

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Aug 31 • 1:30 pm

Ophidiophobia

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

September 2019

grasshopper on a fence post
Sun, Sep 1 • 1 pm

Grasshoppers

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Sep 4 • 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, Sep 5 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
people at a CLIC training doing a team building exercise
Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8

CLIC (Camping Leadership Immersion Course) Training

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
Sagawau Canyon
Sat, Sep 7 • 10 am

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8 • 10 am

A River Thru History: Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous

Columbia Woods • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 7 • 1:30 pm

Fall Pond Dip

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Sep 8 • 10 am

Yoga in the Woods

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
close up of goldenrod flowers
Sun, Sep 8 • 1 pm

Plant Spotlight on Composites

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Canyon
Sat, Sep 14 • 10 am

Canyon Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 14 • 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, Sep 14 • 7 pm

Night Sky Programs-Light Pollution-Losing the night sky.

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
prairie grasses at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Sun, Sep 15 • 9 am

Prairie Week Celebration

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
blackpoll warbler at McClaughrey Springs Woods
Sat, Sep 21 • 10 am

Fall Warblers

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 21 • 10:30 am

Slough Smorgasbord

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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 building in Lemont
Sun, Sep 22 • 9:30 am

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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
Blenz Prairie at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Sep 29 • 1 pm

Fall Prairie Sketch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

October 2019

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
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