Events

December 2019

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
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

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
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
#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
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: Walk & Talk Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Jan 18 • 10 am

Frozen Science

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Jan 18 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jan 19 • 1:30 pm

Tracks & Scat Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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
volunteers at Dan Ryan Woods
Mon, Jan 20 • 1:30 pm

Volunteer Workday

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a group cooking over a campfire at Camp Shabbona Woods
Fri, Jan 24 • 7 pm

Winter Campfire & Night Hike

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Jan 25 • 10 am

Wellness in the Woods Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion • Chicago, IL 60620
trees and ground covered with snow at River Trail Nature Center
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)
a child looking at an animal at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sat, Feb 1 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Jerri Hossli at the Sand Ridge Nature Center bird garden.
Sat, Feb 1 • 10 am

Conservation@Home: Native Landscape Design

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Feb 1 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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