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Woodcock Walk at Plum Creek Nature Center

3/16/19: 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.

Little Explorers

2/13/2019: A variety of hands-on activities are offered and may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more.

Four Rivers Scout Adventure

03/30/19: Your group will test its skills while navigating through fun and educational activities that may correlate to badge/patch requirements.

Winter Nature Photography Hike with Paul Dacko

2/17/2019: Get inspired with nature photographer Paul Dacko as he presents his experiences capturing beautiful images of birds, dragonflies, butterflies and more.

Tracking Animals in Winter

2/24/19: We’ll put ourselves in the paws of Thorn Creek’s woodland creatures and follow the trails in search of tracks and other spoor.

Morning Bird Hike

2/9/2019: Join other birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

Morning Bird Hike

3/9/19: Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

Woodland and River Bird Hike

3/9/2019: The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them at McKinley Woods.

Woodcock Walk at Hickory Creek Preserve

3/22/19: 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.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/06/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/13/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/20/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/27/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakens Juried Art Competition

03/12/2019: Enjoy this one of a kind art exhibition and also participate in a public vote for the winners.

Winter Hike

2/2/19: Bundle up and take in a scenic winter hike on the trails at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center.

Migratory Bird Hike

04/20/2019: Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds.

Maple Syrup Magic

3/2/19: Learn how it’s made, find sugar maple trees on site and try some real maple syrup.

Bird Talk and Viewing for Adults

2/9/2019: Learn about bird migration and the birds that visit the Des Plaines River in the winter.

Nature Play Day

2/13/2019: A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities including a hike, story, games, dancing, art and more.

Morning Bird Hike at Plum Creek Nature Center

4/6/2019: Spring migration is the best time to see the widest variety of birds around Plum Creek Nature Center.

Morning Bird Hike at Hickory Creek

4/7/2019: Spring migration is the best time to see the widest variety of birds at Hickory Creek.

Nature Play Day

4/10/2019: Hands-on activities may include a hike, story, games, music, art and more.

Spring Eco-Baskets Workshop

04/13/19: Participants will learn the ancient craft of basket weaving with an environmental spin at Four Rivers.

Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakens Artists' Reception

03/30/2019: Be inspired by the spring season and meet the artists who created the beautiful works of art at Plum Creek Nature Center’s first juried art show 'Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakens.'

Recycle Your Bicycle: Monee Reservoir

04/16/2019: 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.

Busy Beavers Craft Club

4/20/2019: In April, create an exotic bird mask.

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