Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:
|April 17 – April 19
Friday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Antiques, Garden & Design Show, Chicago Botanic Garden
The Show, formerly known as the Antiquest & Garden Fair, presents approximately 100 of the finest exhibitors from around the United States, Africa, and Europe will offer antiques, jewelry, fine art, gardening books and tools, seeds, containers, books and much more. Fee applies.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Third Thursdays: Creative Reuse 101: Printmaking at Cummings Square, River Forest
Learn basic printmaking techniques using found materials. Adults & families with children ages 5 & up. Registration encouraged.
|Earth Day Celebration and Preserves Clean Up at Kickapoo Woods, Riverdale (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Clean up the preserves in the morning, and then celebrate with fun nature activities!Earth Day at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Celebrate plants at our Earth Day celebration! Earn your green thumb by joining fun and interactive activities that focus on plants and gardening.
Earth Day & Nature Play at Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
|Garden Plant Selection at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont (9 a.m.)
Incorporate native plants into your garden plan! Many native are perennial, returning year after year. Learn how to choose the right plants for your garden.Geo-caching 101 at River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook (12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.)
Learn about and participate in this technology-inspired scavenger hunt. Check out a GPS unit or bring your own! Supplies are limited. This is a drop-in program.
|Earth Day at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland (10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.)
Join us for a day set aside as a reminder to be good stewards of our planet! Activities include hikes, puppet shows, crafts and Earth Day jeopardy!Arbor Day Celebration at LaBagh Woods, Chicago (12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Enjoy tree planting, a kids’ tree climb, tree-caching and ID, scavenger hunts, art projects and more. There will also be a short ceremony celebrating Forest Preserve Memorial tree and bench donors.
Earth Day Woodland Walk, Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest (1 p.m.)