UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Sun, May 09
    Four Rivers
    May 09, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    With spring in full bloom, motherhood is visible everywhere! Witness and learn about the various methods Mother Nature uses to raise up the next generation. On this guided hike, you’ll visit woods and prairie all along the rivers, allowing for maximum opportunities to see moms hard at work.
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  • Sat, May 15
    Monee Reservoir
    May 15, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Monee Reservoir, Monee Reservoir, Monee Township, IL 60449, USA
    Come out to the reservoir and learn the basics with us! We will cover how to put a pole together, tie a knot, bait the hook and cast. We will also discuss safe and sound practices as well as leave no trace and the rules you need to know.
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  • Sat, May 15
    Four Rivers
    May 15, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Join a naturalist on this family hike as we listen for sounds of spring. Experience what’s happening in nature through sound as we explore the landscape around us.
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  • Sun, May 16
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    May 16, 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 plants. We will learn all about what makes up a plant and what they need to survive.
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  • Sat, May 22
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    May 22, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    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 them as we utilize bee products: wax and honey. Try your hand at making a rolled beeswax candle and make a sustainable food wrap out of beeswax. Investigate different types of honey.
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  • Sat, May 22
    Four Rivers
    May 22, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll along the beautiful trails of Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. As the sky darkens, we will listen as daytime critters go to sleep and nocturnal activity begins. Share the magic of twilight and a waxing moon.
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  • Sun, May 30
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    May 30, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Did you know beavers are awesome animal architects? They work hard to build their houses, called lodges, from sticks and mud. In this fun program, learn all about beavers and their homes, and then take a hike along the Des Plaines River in search of signs of beaver activity.
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  • Sat, Jun 05
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Jun 05, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Visit Isle a la Cache for a game of hike and seek! Before coming to the program, download the free Seek app from iNaturalist on your phone. A naturalist will show you how to use the app to identify different plants, animals and fungi. Then hike around the island trying to find different species.
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  • Thu, Jun 10
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Jun 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Grab a net and magnifying glass, because there are animals to discover underwater! Join us to see what lives in and around the Des Plaines River at Isle a la Cache preserve. We will use nets to scoop for aquatic critters and then take a closer look at them. We may even catch a frog or two.
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  • Sat, Jun 12
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Jun 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 fish. We will learn about the different fish in our lakes and rivers and about their adaptations, diets and natural habitats.
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  • Sun, Jun 20
    Four Rivers
    Jun 20, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Instead of giving Dad another tie, gift him your time out on the trails! Witness some of nature’s most interesting fathers along the riverbanks and beyond.
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  • Tue, Jun 22
    McKinley Woods-Frederick's Grove
    Jun 22, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    McKinley Woods-Frederick's Grove, 27110 S McKinley Woods Rd, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Summer is officially here! Kick it off with an adventurous hike at one of Will County’s oldest preserves. Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer as well as beautiful views of the Des Plaines River.
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  • Thu, Jun 24
    Monee Reservoir
    Jun 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Monee Reservoir, Monee Reservoir, Monee Township, IL 60449, USA
    In celebration of National Pollinator Week, let’s play with toys! Explore the outdoors to seek pollinators that live among us using binoculars, bug boxes, insect nets and more. Discover how pollinators and people fit together in nature and how important they are to our very existence!
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  • Fri, Jun 25
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Jun 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    In honor of National Catfish Day, come on out to Isle a la Cache and spend some time dip netting in the Des Plaines River. See what underwater wildlife you can catch, like dragonfly nymphs, crayfish, tadpoles and perhaps even a catfish!
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  • Fri, Jun 25
    Four Rivers
    Jun 25, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    If you like fluffy critters, then come hike with us on the search for woodchucks! These furry creatures have been spotted all over the preserve! We’ll take a hike and explore McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove while we look for signs of woodchucks. Maybe we’ll even spot a few!
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  • Wed, Jun 30
    Hickory Creek Junction
    Jun 30, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Hickory Creek Junction, 21063 Prestancia Dr, Mokena, IL 60448, USA
    Bring your boots and a sense of wonder as we immerse ourselves in the cool waters of Hickory Creek in the name of science! We’ll flip over some rocks in search of aquatic critters big and small. We’ll count the frogs and hopefully meet some fishy friends.
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