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Event Calendar

Endangered Species Quest

Event Information

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 708.946.2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center


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Event Details

This ongoing program runsfrom Saturday, June 19, to Sunday, July 25. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 

Please note: Wearing a mask is recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. 

Keep your eyes open! A troop of endangered species has migrated to Snapper Pond Trail at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve! Endangered species aren’t just in exotic places. Learn about the animals that need our help right here in Illinois.

Start at Plum Creek Nature Center to grab a quest card, and then hit the trail to do your best to find all the animals. Come back to tell us your favorite endangered species to earn a prize.

While you are visiting, check out the “Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives” quilt exhibit inside the nature center.

Event Requirements

No registration required.

The quest hike is less than 0.5 mile on a paved trail. Indoor facilities are accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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