UPCOMING EVENTS

  • January in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure — Eagles!
    Jan 23, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist as we look for signs of bald eagles and other active animals in winter. Who knows what we will find? Maybe we’ll find some tracks or maybe we’ll find some scat. Join us to find out!
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  • Winter Waterfowl Hike
    Sat, Jan 29
    Four Rivers
    Jan 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Did you know some birds consider Will County their warm, winter home? That means our rivers are plenty busy with birds of all sizes! Discover our winter visitors who are staying “toasty” in the Des Plaines River.
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  • Track & Scat Hike
    Sat, Jan 29
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Jan 29, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Lace up your winter boots and let’s puzzle together what animals have been hanging around Isle a la Cache! Start inside the museum learning about what animal leaves behind those tracks and how to ID animal droppings like a pro. Then head outside to put your skills to the test. Who will you find?
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  • WonderKids: Groundhogs
    Tue, Feb 01
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Feb 01, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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. With Groundhog Day upon us, we are going to celebrate by learning all about this animal. We will explore their adaptions, diet and habitat and the origins of this unique holiday.
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  • Bombie the Abominable Snowman
    Sat, Feb 05
    Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
    Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, 13800 W Bruce Rd, Homer Glen, IL 60491, USA
    Let’s go in search of “Bombie,” which is short for the abominable snowman! We’ll sing songs and go on a short, adventurous hike in search of “Bombie” and then make s’mores over the campfire.
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  • Valentine's Day Nature Cards
    Sat, Feb 05
    Four Rivers
    Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Want to have the coolest Valentine’s Day cards this year? Check out some delightful examples and learn how to use nature to make fun and creative cards. Create a few on your own and get inspired to continue your nature cards at home!
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  • Nature Play Day: Woodchucks
    Wed, Feb 09
    Plum Creek Nature Center
    Feb 09, 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 woodchucks and will be looking for signs of them in the woods around the nature center. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities including a hike, story, games, music, art and more.
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  • February in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure — Owls
    Feb 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist as we look for signs of owls in the preserve! Who knows what we will find! Maybe we’ll find some feathers or other signs of their activity.
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  • Winter Family Hike & Campfire
    Sat, Feb 19
    Four Rivers
    Feb 19, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Four Rivers, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Bundle up and head outdoors with the whole family! This naturalist-led hike is your chance to escape the four walls of school, the office or home and take in the fresh winter air. Create warm memories on the chilly trail before heading to the campfire for stories and s’mores.
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