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Living History Demonstration

5/6/2018: This program is led by the Isle a la Cache Brigade, a volunteer group that consists of re-enactors representing the fur trading community of the 18th century.

Living History Demonstration

4/8/2018: You may find soldiers, cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs or craftsmen sharing their talents.

Recycle Your Bicycle at Plum Creek Nature Center

04/17/2018: Plum Creek Nature Center will collect bicycles to be given to local recycling nonprofits that refurbish them for youth, handicapped individuals and families in developing countries as a mode of transportation.

Nature Play Day

5/9/2018: You and your child may participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing.

Jammin' Family Kite Fly Festival

4/28/2018: Members of the Illinois Kite Enthusiasts group will help to host a fun-filled day that will highlight the excitement of kite flying.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

5/12/2018: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.

Mother's Appreciation Day: Plum Creek Nature Center

5/13/2018: For all your hard work all year, Mom, this day is for you.

Fishing for Trash

5/15/2018: Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash.

Busy Beavers Craft Club

05/19/2018: Each day we will have a different craft set up in the Museum for you to make and take home.

Mother's Appreciation Day: Monee Reservoir

5/13/2018: For your continuous dedication all year mom, this day is for you.

A Salamander Tale: Grand Opening

03/01/18: Celebrate salamanders at this program featuring a new interactive exhibition.

A Salamander Tale

3/1/18: This interactive exhibition provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats.

River Shoreline Cleanup

4/21/18: Celebrate Earth Day at a cleanup event along the banks of the Rock Run Rookery.

Woodcock Watch

3/3/18: Discover the fantastic aerial courtship displays of this plump little shorebird at Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve.

Woodcock Walk at Plum Creek Nature Center

3/24/18: Spend the first part of the evening at Plum Creek Nature Center learning about the American woodcock, and then hike to watch for the courtship flight of the male.

Woodcock Walk at Hickory Creek Preserve

3/24/18: Spend the first part of the evening at Hickory Creek Preserve learning about the American woodcock, and then hike to watch for the courtship flight of the male.

Winter Wonder Night Hike

2/22/18: Experience the calm surroundings of Four Rivers during this naturalist-led hike.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

5/19/2018: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.

Tracking Animals in Winter

2/25/18: We’ll put ourselves in the paws of Thorn Creek’s woodland creatures and follow the trails in search of tracks and other spoor.

Super Seeds

3/3/18: In this program at Isle a la Cache, learn all about seeds, where they come from and how they move.

Little Explorers

3/14/2018: A variety of hands-on activities are offered and may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more.

Spring Fever Scavenger Hunt

3/27/18: Stop in at Four Rivers, pick up your "Spring Fever Scavenger Hunt" page and hit the trails for some fun!

Wednesday Morning Walkers

3/21/18: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes, enjoy light exercise and experience nature firsthand on 2 miles of Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve’s winding trails.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

3/28/18: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes, enjoy light exercise and experience nature firsthand on 2 miles of Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve’s winding trails.

Hugs for Hounds

3/31/18: Treat Fido to a fun day outside during the Hugs for Hounds Easter Egg Hunt.

Woods Music

3/18/18: Celebrate the advent of spring with woods music at Thorn Creek Nature Center.

Four Rivers’ Scout Adventure

3/3/18: Your group will test its skills while navigating through fun and educational activities.

Woodland and River Bird Hike

3/10/2018: The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them at McKinley Woods.

Make a Gourd Birdhouse

3/4/18: This fun, family workshop will create a welcoming nesting space for birds in your own backyard.

Maple Syrup Magic

3/3/18: Learn how it’s made, find sugar maple trees on site and try some real maple syrup.

Meet a Beekeeper

3/4/18: Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping.

Migration Mania!

3/10/18: Discover who else uses Illinois as a summer home, how animals travel thousands of miles without a map, and why they do what they do.

Nature Play Day

3/14/2018: A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities including a hike, story, games, dancing, art and more.

Origami Animal Art

3/24/18: Try your hand at this historical Japanese practice as we create folded versions of animals that you can find around the forest preserves.

Busy Beavers Craft Club

3/17/18: Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home.

Morning Bird Hike

2/24/18: Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

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