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Paddling Safety and River Hazards (Zoom webinar)

9/2/2020: Learn about safe paddling in Will County and the potential hazards that can exist on the waterways.

Forest Fitness: Functional Fitness at Hammel Woods (Zoom webinar)

8/18/2020: Learn how turn the mundane into a physical fitness opportunity.

Pedal the Prairie: Lower Rock Run Preserve – I&M Canal Access

9/19/2020: Join Forest Preserve staff as we pedal the beautiful trails of Will County.

Forest Fitness: Biking the Trails at Hickory Creek Junction (Zoom webinar)

8/11/2020: Learn the best way to ensure your safety and physical progress while biking in the preserves.

Pedal the Prairie: Hickory Creek Barrens

9/5/2020: Join Forest Preserve staff as we pedal the beautiful trails of Will County.

Pedal the Prairie: Sugar Creek Preserve

9/26/2020: Join the Forest Preserve staff as we pedal through the beautiful trails of Will County.

Paddle Whalon Lake (Intermediate)

8/22/2020: Explore Whalon Lake by kayak.

Yoga on the Hill

8/22/2020: Awaken and restore the body and mind with a gentle morning yoga class.

Vermont Cemetery Tour Live!

10/29/2020: Tune in to this online program to get an up-close look inside the gates of Vermont Cemetery.

Know Your Oaks Hike

10/17/2020: Learn which oaks are found in our region and how to tell them apart, even when the leaves are gone.

Planting Fall Natives (Zoom webinar)

10/17/2020: Explore the many reasons to plant trees, shrubs and even seeds in the fall for beautiful native plants the following year.

Whooooo, What, Where? How to Find Owls! (Zoom webinar)

10/22/2020: Learn about our local owls and how to identify them by their calls and physical characteristics.

Longhouse Living

10/24/2020: Drop by to learn about Native American longhouses, one of several types of dwellings used by the Potawatomi.

Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths Exhibition

10/6/2020: Learn about some of the stereotypes and misconceptions Native peoples face today.

Breakfast with the Hummingbirds Live!

8/11/2020: Hummingbird migration is near peak at this time of year, so this is a great way to experience these birds right from your own home.

Hummingbird Banding Live!

8/19/2020: Join us on Facebook as the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders and volunteers from Thorn Creek Audubon Society capture and band, weigh and measure ruby-throated hummingbirds.

A Crash Course on Creating a Native Plant Garden Live!

8/25/2020: Take a virtual walk through the native plant garden landscaping designs at Plum Creek Nature Center to see which plants would work for you in your back yard.

Yoga on the Hill

9/5/2020: Awaken and restore the body and mind with a gentle morning yoga class.

Draw to ID Flowers

8/14/2020: Enjoy a peaceful August day identifying your favorite flower through the use of sketching and using a field guide.

WonderKids Turtle Time (Zoom webinar)

8/26/2020: Join us for a virtual circle time with our awesome ambassador Blanding’s turtles.

Yoga on the Hill

9/19/2020: Awaken and restore the body and mind with a gentle morning yoga class.

Lockport Prairie Ramble

9/19/2020: Take a guided walk through the prairie to explore this distinctive preserve.

Fall Trail Workday

9/12/2020: Come out and have fun tackling preserve cleanup, trail repairs and weeding our Prairie Sampler.

Garlic Sale

9/19/2020: For one day only, the garlic grown at Thorn Creek’s Historic Farm will be sold.

Caterpillars of September (Zoom webinar)

9/16/2020: Get a closer look at caterpillars you are likely to see at this time of year and learn some tips and tricks for finding caterpillars.

Birding in the Preserves (Zoom webinar)

9/17/2020: Find out what birds have been seen in the preserves recently and what to look for to find them.

Be a Birder Challenge

9/19/2020: Challenge yourself on a self-guided hike to see how many bird species you can find.

Pelican Watch Hikes

9/20/2020: Learn about the American white pelicans that gather at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center each spring and fall during their migrations.

Joliet Iron Works Tour

9/26/2020: Anyone interested in local history will enjoy this insightful tour of the blue-collar origins of Joliet.

Spider Hike

9/15/2020: Come experience Four Rivers at night as we search for spiders.

The Great Island Plant Hunt

6/24/2020: Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history.

Fermentation Series: The Making of Mead

9/18/2020: Learn how mead is made, and meet the bees that make the honey!

Morning Bird Hike

9/19/2020: Join this guided hike to find birds passing through our area on their way back to their wintering grounds.

Sights of September Paddle (Intermediate)

9/19/2020: Enjoy the sights and sounds of September during this relaxing paddling tour on the confluence of the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers.

Sights of September Paddle (Intermediate)

9/26/2020: Enjoy the sights and sounds of September during this relaxing paddling tour on the confluence of the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers.

All Abilities Family Hike

9/19/2020: Build a sense of confidence, community and wellness on the trail.

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