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Happy Mornings

6/18/2020: Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection.

Wednesday Morning Walkers (Canceled)

6/3/2020: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers (Canceled)

6/10/2020: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers (Canceled)

6/17/2020: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers (Canceled)

6/24/2020: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Early Morning Bird Hike

7/18/2020: Beat the heat and join in on this early morning guided hike to discover the birds that call Monee Reservoir home for the summer.

All Abilities Family Hike

7/19/2020: Build a sense of confidence, community and wellness on the trail.

Paddle the Preserves: Lake Chaminwood (Intermediate)

7/21/2020: Get out for a relaxing paddle on beautiful Lake Chaminwood.

Yoga on the Hill

7/25/2020: Awaken and restore the body and mind with a gentle morning yoga class.

Caterpillar Hike

7/22/2020: Take a close-up look at caterpillars and their behaviors.

Paddle the Preserves: Whalon Lake (Intermediate)

7/23/2020: Explore Whalon Lake by kayak.

Kayak Kollege

7/24/2020: Refine your paddling skills to improve your experience out on the water.

Bring Your Own Boat: Touring Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)

7/25/2020: Bring your own kayak or canoe for a tour of Rock Run Rookery Preserve.

Quickstart Your Kayak Skills Course – BYOB

7/25/2020: Quickstart your kayaking skills with this workshop led by American Canoe Association certified instructors.

Reptiles of the Dunes

7/29/2020: Explore the habitat of the six-lined racerunner, learn about some other interesting reptiles and understand just exactly why they have chosen this place as their home.

Breakfast with the Bald Eagles Live!

6/24/2020: Tune in to this online program, where you'll be able to see and learn all about the nesting bald eagles we've been keeping a watchful eye on.

Blanding's Turtle Hatchlings Live!

6/10/2020: Do you love turtles? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with the hatchlings we're raising as part of a regional effort to help this state-endangered species.

Flowers: Junior Girl Scout Badge

6/13/2020: Discover the secrets of flowers by creating flower crafts and searching for flowers on a short hike.

Prairie Sampler and Trail Workday (Canceled)

6/14/2020: Lend a helping hand to care for Thorn Creek’s Prairie Sampler with weeding, pulling tall goldenrod and trimming out woody plants.

Morning Bird Hike

6/18/2020: Isle a la Cache is a great habitat for bird viewing, and early morning is the perfect time to search for birds.

LEGO Gone Wild

6/19/2020: The Forest Preserve is pairing your child’s favorite pastime activity, LEGO®, with outdoor exploration.

Hooray for Herpetology Live!

6/17/2020: Join interpretive Suzy Lyttle for this live online program and discover what reptiles and amphibians have in common and what makes them very different.

Firefly Hike for Adults

7/7/2020: Enjoy a night hike while learning about and observing fireflies.

Vitamin N Family Hike

7/11/2020: Enjoy an interactive hike inspired by author Richard Louv’s belief that nature is essential for our well-being.

Midnight Madness

7/11/2020: We are keeping the gates open at Monee Reservoir until midnight for a nighttime fishing opportunity.

Firefly Hike

7/11/2020: Learn about bioluminescent fireflies and enjoy a night hike through Fours Rivers’ forested trails.

Happy Mornings Yoga and Hike

7/16/2020: Start the day off right with some self care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection.

Night Hike!: Silent Bat Hike for Adults

7/17/2020: As evening twilight descends upon the woodland, discover the diversity of bat species in Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.

Yoga on the Hill

7/11/2020: Awaken and restore the body and mind with a gentle morning yoga class.

Pond Safari Live!

6/5/2020: Do you love seeing and learning about the wonderful creatures big and small living in local waterways?

Hidden Ponds Hike (Canceled)

6/20/2020: Join us for a guided tour of the wet areas of Thorn Creek Woods.

A Hike for Dad

6/21/2020: Instead of giving dad another tie, gift him your time out on the trails!

Father's Appreciation Day: Monee Reservoir

6/21/2020: Dad, for all your hard work this year, this day is for you.

Leafing Through Time Book Club

6/24/2020: Join us the fourth Wednesday of the month to discuss an important work of fiction or non-fiction that helps connect us to our natural and cultural history.

Bilingual Hike

6/27/2020: Experience a bilingual guided hike in the woods and learn to identify plants and animals along the way.

Insects Abound for Kids (Canceled)

6/28/2020: Discover what makes an insect unique, exploring the differences between insects, spiders and other kinds of arthropods.

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