Events

October 2021

Fri, Oct 1 • 6:30 pm

Nighttime Discovery Celebration

Swallow Cliff Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 2 • 7 am

Early Morning: Moving Like a Human

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sat, Oct 2 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Area • Chicago, IL 60630
Sat, Oct 2 • 8 am

Fishing Derby

Horsetail Lake • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 2 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Feel’n Squirrely

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Sat, Oct 2 • 12 pm

Fall Paddle Festival

Tower Road Boat Launch • Cook County, IL 60093 (near Winnetka)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 2 • 1 pm

Celebrate Oaktober – Even the Mighty Oak Starts as a Little Acorn

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 2 • 2 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 2 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Oct 2 • 4:30 pm

Dinner is Served

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Oct 3 • 9 am

Bird Banding, In-Person Program

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Oct 3 • 10 am

Painting Nature

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Oct 3 • 10 am

Oaktober Oak Tree Nature Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Oct 3 • 1 pm

What is Climate Change?

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Oct 3 • 1 pm

Wellness Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 3 • 1 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Oct 3 • 1 pm

Ah, Nuts!

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 3 • 1:30 pm

Fall Walk

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Oct 3 • 2 pm

Pop Up Nature Art

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Wed, Oct 6 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wed, Oct 6 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wed, Oct 6 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Thu, Oct 7 • 3 pm

Oaktoberfest Afternoon Activities

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Thu, Oct 7 • 5:30 pm

Evening Walk

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
a Native American dancer at Busse Woods
Fri, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 10

68th Annual Powwow

Schiller Woods-East • Chicago, IL 60634
Fri, Oct 8 • 8 am

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Penny Road Pond • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Fri, Oct 8 • 12 pm

Live from the Serpent Mound at Schiller Woods – West

Facebook Live from Trailside Museum
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Special Event Fri, Oct 8 • 5:30 pm

Halloween Hoot N’ Howl

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 9 • 9 am

Bird Banding, In-Person Program

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 9 • 10 am

Family Fun Day!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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