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.
4/8/2018: You may find soldiers, cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs or craftsmen sharing their talents.
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.
5/9/2018: You and your child may participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing.
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.
5/12/2018: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.
5/13/2018: For all your hard work all year, Mom, this day is for you.
5/15/2018: Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash.
05/19/2018: Each day we will have a different craft set up in the Museum for you to make and take home.
5/13/2018: For your continuous dedication all year mom, this day is for you.
03/01/18: Celebrate salamanders at this program featuring a new interactive exhibition.
3/1/18: This interactive exhibition provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats.
4/21/18: Celebrate Earth Day at a cleanup event along the banks of the Rock Run Rookery.
3/3/18: Discover the fantastic aerial courtship displays of this plump little shorebird at Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve.
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.
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.
2/22/18: Experience the calm surroundings of Four Rivers during this naturalist-led hike.
5/19/2018: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.
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.
3/3/18: In this program at Isle a la Cache, learn all about seeds, where they come from and how they move.
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.
3/27/18: Stop in at Four Rivers, pick up your "Spring Fever Scavenger Hunt" page and hit the trails for some fun!
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.
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.
3/31/18: Treat Fido to a fun day outside during the Hugs for Hounds Easter Egg Hunt.
3/18/18: Celebrate the advent of spring with woods music at Thorn Creek Nature Center.
3/3/18: Your group will test its skills while navigating through fun and educational activities.
3/10/2018: The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them at McKinley Woods.
3/4/18: This fun, family workshop will create a welcoming nesting space for birds in your own backyard.
3/3/18: Learn how it’s made, find sugar maple trees on site and try some real maple syrup.
3/4/18: Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping.
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.
3/14/2018: A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities including a hike, story, games, dancing, art and more.
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.
3/17/18: Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home.
2/24/18: Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.