Hunter’s Moon Night Hike

Mills Park Permit - 217 Home Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it’s October! We’re taking a walk to bask in the glow of the bright orange Hunter’s Moon that only shows its face in the fall. Come join us for a stroll around Mills Park, learning the tale about how this lunar event got its …

Autumn Colors Hike

Austin Gardens Park Permit - 167 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302

The leaves are changing and taking on their beautiful autumn hues! Come stroll beneath the canopy with us and take in the true colors of fall. We’ll learn why our arboreal friends change their leaves in the first place and why different trees show different colors.

Eeek!-o-friendly

Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center Main Room - 167 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302

What’s lurking in your trash can? Some pretty scary stuff! Come learn about some of our most fearsome pollutants at home and what alternatives we can use instead. Participants can take home our Eeek!-o-friendly Trash Guide.

Taylor Park Wetland Tour

Taylor Park Permit - 400 Division Street, Oak Park IL 60302

This nature walk explored the history of Taylor Park and why our local wetland is so interesting! We'll learn the tale of its prehistoric origin, why it's so important, and what we can do to protect wetlands all across the country!

Sunrise Stroll

15 Passenger Bus #2 No Lift #202 - 218 Madison Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Rise and Shine! We’re up with the sun today and taking a stroll in the crisp morning air. Come get your blood pumping as we walk the trails at the Trailside Museum of Natural History. Trails 2 miles and primitive.   Ticket price includes transportation to and from the forest preserve. Meet at Fox Center …

Recycled Wrapping

Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center Main Room - 167 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302

Now that Black Friday’s over it’s time to wrap those gifts! In this class we’ll use recycled materials to wrap our gifts just in time for Chanukah, Christmas, or those December birthdays. Feel free to bring presents of your own to wrap.

Bird Nest Walk

Lindberg Park Permit - 1151 North Marion Street, Oak Park IL 60302

The leaves are fallen, there’s snow on the ground...what’s there to see on a hike? More than you’d think! Now that the leaves are off the trees, we can spot nests and see what the birds have been up to earlier thisyear.  

Coffee with the Birds

Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center Main Room - 167 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302

Many birds spend their winters in the Chicago area, like cardinals, chickadees, and juncos. Visit Austin Gardens bright and early this Saturday as we do some window birdwatching, and learn how to attract winter birds at home! Coffee, hot chocolate and light pastries provided.

Snow Tracks Nature Hike

15 Passenger Bus #1 w/Lift #219 - 218 Madison Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Who else is taking a walk today? We’ll keep an eye outfor animal footprints and use our trusty nature guides to ID them as we hike through Miller Meadow.Trail is 1.69 miles and paved.   Ticket price includes transportation to and from the forest preserve. Meet at Fox Center at 10:00am for pick-up. 

Cabin Fever Hike

15 Passenger Bus #2 No Lift #202 - 218 Madison Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Raise your hand if you’re sick of being cooped up inside – we know we are! Come take a hike with usat Bemis Woods to get that energy out and get ourbodies moving! Trail is 1.6 miles and unpaved.   Ticket price includes transportation to and from the forest preserve. Meet at Fox Center at …

Birds of Winter Nature Walk

15 Passenger Bus #1 w/Lift #219 - 218 Madison Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Many of our feathered friends have migrated forthe winter, but not all of them! We’ll explore the Columbus Park Lagoon and see which birds spend their winters right here in Northern Illinois.   Ticket price includes transportation to and from the park. Meet at Fox Center at 10:00am for pick-up. 

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