Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:
|Saganashkee Slough Paddle, Lemont – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join our morning paddle as we tak e a look at the diverse habitats of this ares. Instruction provided. Call (708)771-1010 to reserve a spot.Archaeology Day at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for activities that promote a better understanding and appreciation of historic Native American culture. Enjoy archaeology displays, guided hikes, activities and crafts.
Family Campout at Pulaski Woods, Willow Springs
|September 20 & 21
Saturday & Sunday
|Family Campout at Pulaski Woods, Willow Springs – 2:00 p.m. Saturday to 10:00 a.m. Sunday
In partnership with the Chicago Park District, families can campout under the starts at Pulaski Woods and participate in fun outdoor activities like canoeing, archery, hiking and more! Tents and a campfire meal will be provided. Cook County families of up to 6 can register at: Experience.Natures@cookcountyil.gov. There is a $50 fee per family group.
Illinois Gourd Society Show & Sale, Chicago Botanic Garden – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
|Art in Nature at the Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington
Watch artists as they paint along our trails! Listen to live music, view additional artwork fore sale and vote for your favorite artist. Adults and kids can learn to create unique artwork. Materials and instruction provided.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
|Afterschool Outdoor Adventure: Tracking Nature, Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion
Calling all outdoor adventurers ages 7-12! Join us to investigate different habitats and look for native animal tracks! We’ll play games, hike and create own own track using a printmaking process. Call (708)771-1010 to reserve a spot.
|The Astronomer’s Night Sky at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
View planets and other celestial wonders through a telescope (clear skies permitting). In the event of poor skies, an astronomy lectures and slideshow will be presented. Register by 9/24.