Events

December 2021

children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Dec 1 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Dec 4 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: No Snow? No Problem!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Dec 4 • 2 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
red-tailed hawk in flight
Sun, Dec 5 • 1:30 pm

Meet Our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Dec 8 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Dec 8 • 10 am

Wee Wonders: Peek-A-Boo Who?

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a group of wrapped presents on grass
Sat, Dec 11 • 10 am

DIY Green Holiday

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a marshmallow roasting over a campfire
Sat, Dec 11 • 12 pm

Stairs, Stories, & S’mores

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Dec 12 • 11 am

Christmas Past

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Dec 15 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Dec 15 • 4:30 pm

Twilight Bird Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Dec 18 • 9 am

Wellness in the Woods: Self-Guided Meditation

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Sat, Dec 18 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Midlothian Meadows • Cook County, IL 60428
a large bonfire
Sat, Dec 18 • 4 pm

Winter Bonfire

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Dec 19 • 9 am

Wellness in the Woods: Self-Guided Meditation

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Dec 22 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Dec 29 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
trees and ground covered with snow at River Trail Nature Center
Wed, Dec 29 • 11 am

Winter Exploration Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
trees and ground covered with snow at River Trail Nature Center
Thu, Dec 30 • 11 am

Winter Exploration Day

Beaubien Woods • Chicago, IL 60827

January 2022

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jan 2 • 1 pm

Resolution Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wed, Jan 5 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Jan 8 • 2 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Sun, Jan 9 • 10 am

Cold Weather Crafting

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
red-tailed hawk in flight
Sun, Jan 9 • 1:30 pm

Meet Our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wed, Jan 12 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Jan 12 • 10 am

Wee Wonders: Who’s Footprints are Those?

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Fri, Jan 14 • 6 pm

Wellness in the Woods: “Solitude” in Nature

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Mon, Jan 17 • 10 am

MLK Day of Service: Give Back to the Land

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wed, Jan 19 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Jan 21 • 6 pm

Sand Ridge by Candlelight

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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