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Nature Painting for Adults

2/23/18: Enjoy this adults-only program using nature as our muse.

Winter Games and Stories

2/24/18: Winter weather and cabin fever will be distant memories after you join us for this program at Isle a la Cache Museum!

Winter Bird Walk

3/2/18: This program starts inside with a quick introduction to winter birds. Then, we head outside to explore the winter birds of Isle a la Cache preserve and the Des Plaines River.

Spring Eco-Baskets Workshop

3/24/18: Participants will learn the ancient craft of basket weaving with an environmental spin at Four Rivers.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

3/7/18: 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

3/14/18: 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.

Living History Demonstration

3/4/2018: 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.

Nature Journaling

3/10/18: This program will introduce you to what bullet journaling is and how it can help you study nature

Busy Beavers Craft Club

04/21/2018: Each day we will have a different craft set up in the Museum for you to make and take home.

A Salamander Tale

5/1/18: This interactive exhibition provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats.

A Salamander Tale

4/3/18: This interactive exhibition provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

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

Meet a Beekeeper

4/8/2018: Visit us anytime between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month to meet beekeepers and view a real beehive inside Plum Creek Nature Center!

Meet a Beekeeper

05/06/2018: Visit us anytime between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month to meet beekeepers and view a real beehive inside Plum Creek Nature Center!

Morning Bird Hike

4/8/2018: Join other birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

Big Day – Bird Hike Challenge

04/03/18: Get rewarded for birding in the preserves.

Nature Play Day

4/11/18: Participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing with your little ones.

Morning Bird Hike

4/14/2018: Join other birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

Fishing for Trash

4/17/2018: Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash.

Recycle Your Bicycle at Monee Reservoir

04/17/2018: Monee Reservoir 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.

Morning Bird HIke

5/19/2018: This program at Plum Creek Nature Center is for birders of all backgrounds, from beginners to experts.

Morning Bird HIke

5/20/2018: This program at Messenger Woods is for birders of all backgrounds, from beginners to experts.

Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale

5/19/2018: More than 100 species of perennials, shrubs, and trees grown by the nursery will be available for purchase.

Boating Safety Week

05/19/18: Take part in our interactive exhibit where you will have the opportunity to become a more responsible and safer boater.

Pop-Up Naturalist

5/20/2018: Forest Preserve staff will be at a different preserve to offer hands-on activities designed for families to be engaged, inspired and delighted by nature.

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