UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Scout Day: Fall Adventure
    Sat, Nov 06
    Four Rivers
    Nov 06, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Celebrate the season with your Scout group at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center! For this adventure, groups will rotate through stations. Scouts will investigate their surroundings through experiments, discover fun facts about the environment and make some delicious s’mores.
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  • Nature Play Day: Undercover
    Wed, Nov 10
    Plum Creek Nature Center
    Nov 10, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401, USA
    The air is getting colder, and it’s time for plants and animals to take cover for the long, cold winter ahead. Play with us as we explore the habitats that surround Plum Creek Nature Center at these monthly nature-themed programs geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds.
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  • November in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure — All Things Fall
    Nov 13, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist and look for signs of fall. Who knows what we will find. Maybe migrating birds, signs of animals getting ready for winter or fall fungi.
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  • WonderKids: Leaves
    Sun, Nov 14
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Nov 14, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Calling all families with preschoolers! Join us for a hands-on program designed for your little one. In this month’s program, we will explore leaves and how they are not only important to the tree but to animals and insects as well.
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  • Family-Friendly Owl Prowl
    Sat, Nov 20
    Hickory Creek Preserve — La Porte Road
    Nov 20, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Hickory Creek Preserve — La Porte Road , 10537 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA
    Bring the family out for a hike as evening turns into night in the forest. Bundle up and strap on your favorite hiking boots as we set out in search of our elusive owl friends. Enjoy the full moon in the forest preserve while we talk owls.
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  • Family Game Night: Forest Preserve Edition
    Dec 01, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom webinar
    This interactive game night is certain to entertain and engage the whole family. Your family will participate and submit responses as a team. It’s a combination of trivia, puzzle solving, scavenger hunt, and more! Time will fly as you think on your toes and advance from challenge to challenge.
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  • Active Animals in Winter: Family Night Hike
    Dec 03, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Many animals are active in winter and especially active at night. Learn about these local animals while we explore the preserve in the dark. We’ll look for signs, listen for sounds and observe smells on this nighttime hike.
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  • Hoot Hike for All
    Sat, Dec 04
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Dec 04, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Discover wHOO makes Will County home! Learn about owls and their unique adaptations. Get tips on what to look and listen for while OWLing and then go on a guided hike in search of our feathered friends.
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  • Nature Play Day: Owls
    Wed, Dec 08
    Plum Creek Nature Center
    Dec 08, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401, USA
    Join us monthly for nature-themed programs geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds. This month we are talking owls and will look for signs of them in the woods around the nature center. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities including a hike, a story, games, music, art and more.
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  • Campfire, Carols and Chestnuts
    Fri, Dec 10
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Dec 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Enjoy the festive season with your friends and family by a cozy campfire. Enjoy hot cider and s’mores and try your hand at roasting chestnuts. Stroll around the Island for an optional starlit hike or hang back by the fire, where caroling will take place.
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  • Family-Friendly Ugly Sweater Campfire
    Sat, Dec 11
    Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
    Dec 11, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST
    Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, 13800 W Bruce Rd, Homer Glen, IL 60491, USA
    What’s not to love about an ugly sweater gathering? Come cozy, get toasty and celebrate the winter season at this festive campfire. Which sweater will be the ugliest of them all? Don your gaudiest, funkiest or most creative ugly sweater.
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  • December in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure — Nature's Gifts
    Dec 11, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist to discover nature’s gifts. It’s the season for giving, and we will take a look at what nature gives us on a winter day.
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  • Owl Hike
    Fri, Dec 17
    Four Rivers
    Dec 17, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    We’ll begin with an introduction to owls inside then head outside to explore McKinley Woods while we quietly listen for these magical and elusive birds. While we listen for owls, we’ll also have the chance to hear other creatures of the night.
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  • Winter Hike and Craft
    Sat, Dec 18
    Four Rivers
    Dec 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Bundle up the family to explore the winter landscape. After a chilly hike, warm up indoors with a cup of hot cocoa while making a special ornament or card to remember your family’s adventure.
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  • Caroling Campfire
    Sun, Dec 19
    Plum Creek Nature Center
    Dec 19, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401, USA
    Bring the family for a night full of fun at this winter campfire. We will sing holiday songs, tell stories and play games. The night will end with delicious s’mores prepared over the open fire.
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  • Holiday Owl Prowl
    Sun, Dec 26
    Plum Creek Nature Center
    Dec 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401, USA
    Owls are so mysterious! They sleep during the day, wake up at dusk and are always hiding in plain site. But will we hear them or see them? That’s the mystery! Find out which owls can be found in Illinois, then enjoy a guided hike on the trail to listen for owls.
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