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Join National Park Rangers for this fun and educational event.
The Chellberg Farm is located on Mineral Springs Road between Route 12 and Route 20.
Volunteers are needed to help clean up the shoreline of Lake Powderhorn in Powderhorn Forest Preserve. Meet in the Forest Preserve parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
The story goes that St. Patrick banished snakes from Ireland…but this isn’t Ireland! Meet our native snakes.
View the sun through a filtered telescope with our staff astronomer. Learn amazing facts about our nearest star. A slide program will be presented in poor weather.
Our region and its diverse wetlands are home to many species of reptiles and amphibians.
View planets and other celestial wonders through a telescope. If skies are cloudy, we’ll present an astronomy lecture and slide show. Register by 3/26.
Join our three-day mini-camp to explore nature in spring! Ages 7 – 10. $7 per child. Register by 3/24.
Tuesday – Thursday, Apr 1 – 3 • 10am – noon
Children in preschool and kindergarten are invited to their very own nature program. We’ll explore a different seasonal subject each month. This month's topic will be on Springtime Flowers!
Join our monthly hiking club. A naturalist will lead a vigorous, scenic two-mile hike on our trails.
Join U of I Master Gardeners to learn all about herbs—as flavorings, medicines and more. Learn to grow herbs at home. Register by 4/2.
Have you ever wondered what life was like 200 years ago? Visit our cabins and find out what Illinois’ pioneers experienced.
Bring binoculars and enjoy spring migration with a naturalist. We’ll visit Sand Ridge’s best birding spots.
Eggers Grove Forest Preserve is one of the last marsh, wet-prairie, and dune complexes in the Calumet Region. The 205-acre preserve, owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County, contains more than 45 acres of rich wetlands - a small remnant of the approximately 25,000 acres of wetland that once dominated the Calumet Region. Along with wetlands, Eggers Grove is comprised of oak woodlands and savannas, making it one of the region’s most important natural areas.