UPCOMING EVENTS
Spider Eyeshine Hike
Fri, Oct 02
Isle a la Cache
Oct 02, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
What is glowing in the dark? Visit Isle a la Cache Museum to discover the basics behind eyeshine – the phenomenon of eyes reflecting light in the night – and whose eyes glow. Then grab a flashlight to hunt for eyeshine.
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Sensory Friendly Playdate: Hoot Owl Hoot
Sun, Oct 11
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Oct 11, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 17540 West Laraway Road, Joliet, IL, USA
This owl-themed program offers families with sensory processing needs a chance to experience Four Rivers Environmental Education Center and the trail outside on their own terms. The center will not be open to the public during this program. Accommodations will be made where possible.
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Harvest at Riverview
Sat, Oct 17
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
Oct 17, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Book Rd, Naperville, IL 60564, USA
Two hundred years ago, the Clow family turned prairie grasses into a successful farmstead that they named Riverview. Three generations harvested wheat and corn while raising livestock. An interpretive naturalist will share stories of life back then.
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Turtles Rock
Wed, Oct 21
Isle a la Cache
Oct 21, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks. Along the way discover why North America is called Turtle Island and check out the Blanding’s turtles that call Isle a la Cache home. When the program is done, take your rock home to hide.
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Unhuggable Animals Scavenger Hunt
Sat, Oct 31
Isle a la Cache
Oct 31, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt, searching for animal clues about some of nature’s most “unhuggable” and “scary” creatures. Learn why they aren’t actually scary at all and find out what makes them awesome!
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Animal Actions
Sun, Nov 08
Isle a la Cache
Nov 08, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Have a young one with lots of energy and who loves animals? Come to Isle a la Cache for a fun and active program where your child will learn all about Illinois animals. We will discuss how and why animals are designed to move fast, balance, hop and more.
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Fossils in Our Forests (Zoom webinar)
Sat, Nov 14
Zoom webinar
Nov 14, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Zoom webinar
Celebrate Dino-vember by exploring the incredible fossils that can be found in Illinois. You’ll even get to meet the Tully monster, Illinois’ favorite fossilized friend!
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Design and Discover: Beavers (Zoom webinar)
Sat, Nov 14
Zoom webinar
Nov 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Zoom webinar
Join this interactive presentation and follow along as we learn about the fascinating natural world. Upon registering, you will be given a list of items needed (there should be no need to purchase supplies). Gather your items, log on and get creative as we satisfy our curious minds.
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Owl Prowl
Sat, Nov 14
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Ac
Nov 14, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Ac, 10537 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA
Explore the secrets that our forests hold in the evening hours. Join interpretive naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, the owl. Discover the natural history of Will County owls and why they call at this time of year.
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Take a Hike
Sun, Nov 15
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preser
Nov 15, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preser, 230 W Renwick Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544, USA
Grab your hiking shoes and get moving on National Take a Hike Day! Bring your family or friends for a walk around Lake Renwick Nature Preserve, while taking in the crisp fall air, changing colors, and variety of wildlife.
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WonderKids: Wondrous Trees
Sat, Nov 21
Isle a la Cache
Nov 21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Isle a la Cache, 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. We will explore everything about trees, from their roots to their leaves. This program is geared for children ages 2-5 and is complete with tree facts, singing, story time, a hike and a craft.
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The Coyote Is Our Friend!
Sat, Nov 21
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent
Nov 21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
Coyotes have an important role in the ecosystem. On this family-friendly night hike, we’ll take a stroll through McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove while learning fun facts about coyotes and their canine relatives. We’ll look for signs of coyotes and take a minute to listen for them.
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