UPCOMING EVENTS
Little Explorers: Weather
Wed, Apr 08
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent
Apr 08, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! There will be a variety of group and free play.
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Nature Play Day
Wed, Apr 08
Plum Creek Nature Center
Apr 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 3-5 year olds. Hands-on activities may include a hike, story, games, music, art and more. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. We encourage experiencing all types of weather, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.
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Make a Difference in Your Community
Sat, Apr 11
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent
Apr 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
Here is an opportunity for you to make a difference! Learn about plastic pollution and then spend some time making a difference cleaning up our shoreline.
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Earth Day at Thorn Creek: Wild Water
Sat, Apr 18
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve
Apr 18, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve, 247 Monee Rd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA
What are amphibians? What kinds of frogs, toads and salamanders live in Thorn Creek Woods? What sounds do they make? Why do they live in water? Visit the nature center and take a hike to discover the answers to these questions and more relating to the transformative lives of these creature.
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Earth Day Work and Play
Sat, Apr 18
Plum Creek Nature Center
Apr 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401, USA
Earth Day is a great time to come out and give back to Mother Earth! Join us in a special project dedicated to making this planet better for us and future generations. Once you’ve had your fill of giving back, enjoy some snacks and build a birdhouse of your very own.
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Pollinator Crafts: Bee Hotel
Sat, Apr 18
Isle a la Cache
Apr 18, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Build a hotel for your garden’s buzzz-iest workers! Check out the traveling exhibit “Pollinators: Little Helpers, Big Results” and visit the on-site pollinator garden for inspiration while we learn about the solitary bees that help gardens flourish. Create a tiny bee hotel to take home.
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Nature Clay Crafts
Sat, Apr 25
Isle a la Cache
Apr 25, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Make a real impression on nature with this fun craft! Play with clay and other natural items to make impression ornaments to take home. Try making creative designs using leaves, rocks, pine cones, shells and more.
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Wildflower Hike for Kids
Sun, May 03
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve
May 03, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve, 247 Monee Rd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA
Even in shady Thorn Creek Woods, there is a unique bouquet of wildflowers that thrive there. Join us on a hike to discover which species are in bloom, learn their names and examine their physical appearance.
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Flowers for Mothers Hike
Sat, May 09
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
May 09, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, 13800 W Bruce Rd, Homer Glen, IL 60491, USA
Do something special with your mother this Mother’s Day! Take time to stop and smell the wildflowers. Hike and explore with a naturalist through Messenger Woods, which is famous for its flower diversity and abundance in the springtime.
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Pollinator Crafts: Wax & Honey
Sat, May 09
Isle a la Cache Museum
May 09, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
All pollinators are important, but there is a special place in our hearts for honeybees. Learn about this tiny insect that makes important contributions to our lives.
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Nature Play Day
Wed, May 13
Plum Creek Nature Center
May 13, 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. Hands-on activities may include a hike, story, games, music art and more.
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Sounds of Spring
Sat, May 16
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent
May 16, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
Spring is all around us! This guided adventure will highlight spring by listening to and identifying some really cool sounds of nature. Who is the first frog to sing in spring? Can you identify the famous kee-ka-re-kee?
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Turtles Rock!
Sat, May 23
Isle a la Cache Museum
May 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks. Along the way, discover why North America is called Turtle Island and the legend behind it. Spend time with our resident Blanding’s turtles.
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Longhouse Living
Sat, May 30
Isle a la Cache Museum
May 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Drop by to learn about Native American longhouses, one of several types of dwellings used by the Potawatomi. Our longhouse will be set dressed and open for viewing. Learn about the daily lives of a Potawatomi and discover how longhouses were built and used by the Native people.
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