UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Mar 17, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom webinar
    The legend is that St. Patrick charmed the snakes out of Ireland. Lucky for us, we have plenty of charming snakes here in Will County! Learn about our local snakes, ranging from big northern water snakes to colorful smooth green snakes to small midland brown snakes.
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  • Sat, Mar 20
    Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access
    Mar 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access, 554 Brook Forest Ave, Shorewood, IL 60404, USA
    As the weather starts to warm and activity moves outside, bring your child out to learn the basic skills of being safe on a bicycle. Activities will include safety instruction, the ABC quick check for bicycles, and a few fun activities.
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  • Sat, Mar 20
    Whalon Lake
    Mar 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Whalon Lake, Royce Rd, Naperville, IL 60565, USA
    Bring your family outside! Hike through Whalon Lake preserve with a naturalist. At designated stops along the way we’ll pause to try our hand at outside fun. We might compete in Animal Olympics, play animal Simon says, discover the age of a tree, listen to bird calls or play fox and goose.
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  • Fri, Mar 26
    Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent
    Mar 26, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    The woodcock “sky dance” is quite a sight to see! We will start the evening at McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove Shelter, learning about the American woodcock. Then, we’ll take a hike to observe the courtship flight of the male.
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  • Sat, Mar 27
    Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Ac
    Mar 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Ac, 10537 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA
    As the weather starts to warm and activity moves outside, bring your child out to learn the basic skills of being safe on a bicycle. Activities will include safety instruction, the ABC quick check for bicycles and a few fun activities.
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  • Sat, Mar 27
    Isle a la Cache
    Mar 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Calling all families with preschoolers! Join us for a hands-on program designated for your little one. In this month’s program, we will explore winter birds. We will learn all about their adaptions, diet and habitat.
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  • Thu, Apr 01
    Zoom webinar
    Apr 01, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
    Zoom webinar
    April 2 is International Children’s Book Day. This day is meant to help encourage children’s interest in books and literacy. Join us for a unique virtual story time with the use of puppets. We will read and act out “Turtle’s Race with Beaver” by Joseph and James Bruchac.
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  • Wed, Apr 07
    Zoom webinar
    Apr 07, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
    Zoom webinar
    Calling all families with preschoolers! Join us for a virtual circle time designed for your little one. We will explore beavers for International Beaver Day! This Zoom program is complete with tons of beaver facts, singing, a story time and a craft.
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  • Sat, Apr 10
    Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access
    Apr 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access, 554 Brook Forest Ave, Shorewood, IL 60404, USA
    As the weather starts to warm and activity moves outside, bring your child out to learn the basic skills of being safe on a bicycle. Activities will include safety instruction, the ABC quick check for bicycles and a few fun activities.
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  • Sat, Apr 10
    Plum Creek Nature Center
    Apr 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401, USA
    Discover the special adaptions of the salamander. See other fantastic amphibians that call Goodenow Grove home. Get down and dirty with these critters by joining naturalists for a guided off-trail experience in search of blue-spotted salamanders, frogs, toads and more.
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  • Sat, Apr 10
    Isle a la Cache
    Apr 10, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Isle a la Cache, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    Build a hotel for your garden’s buzz-iest workers! Visit Isle a la Cache’s pollinator garden for inspiration while we investigate the solitary bees that help gardens flourish. Create a tiny bee hotel to take home. With any luck, you’ll have plenty of residents check in.
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  • Sun, Apr 18
    Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent
    Apr 18, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    This 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 be closed to the public during this program, allowing for a special, small-group experience.
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  • Fri, Apr 23
    Zoom webinar
    Apr 23, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM CDT
    Zoom webinar
    Discover what species of turtles we have in our area and the special adaptations that make them turtle-y awesome! We will also virtually introduce you to Isle a la Cache Museum’s endangered Blanding’s turtles: H3, Taco and Shirlee.
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  • Sat, Apr 24
    Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Ac
    Apr 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Ac, 10537 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA
    As the weather starts to warm and activity moves outside, bring your child out to learn the basic skills of being safe on a bicycle. Activities will include safety instruction, the ABC quick check for bicycles and a few fun activities.
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  • Sat, Apr 24
    Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent
    Apr 24, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    Four Rivers Environmental Education Cent, 25055 S Walnut Ln, Channahon, IL 60410, USA
    Celebrate spring and the Earth with your Scout group! Get outside and participate in guided and independent Earth Day and springtime activities. Groups will rotate through four stations investigating the surroundings and learning fun facts about the environment.
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  • Sun, Apr 25
    Zoom webinar
    Apr 25, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CDT
    Zoom webinar
    Calling all families with preschoolers! Join us for a virtual circle time designed for your little one. We will explore bees and why they are so important. This Zoom program is complete with tons of bee facts, singing, a story time and a craft that you can easily do at home.
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  • Sun, May 09
    Channahon
    May 09, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Channahon, 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
    Will County
    May 15, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Will County, 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
    Channahon
    May 15, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Channahon, 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
    Romeoville
    May 16, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Romeoville, 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
    Romeoville
    May 22, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Romeoville, 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
    Channahon
    May 22, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Channahon, 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
    Forest Preserve District of Will County
    May 30, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Forest Preserve District of Will County, 17540 West Laraway Road, Joliet, IL, 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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