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April 2021

Earth Week

April 19 - April 25

Save the Date and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities and other fun activities to honor Mother Earth.

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Climate Watch: Monitoring Changes in Bird Populations

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom,

National Audubon’s Climate Watch Surveys allows birders to contribute their sightings to studies of how birds are responding to climate change.

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May 2021

The Gem of Chicago Wilderness: Restoration of the Greatest Ecological Region of the U. S.

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom,

Learn about the ecological splendor of our area, how that great diversity came to be, and how restoration efforts by any and everyone can solidify our ecological gem!

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Invasive Species Awareness (and Action!) Week

May 15 - May 22

Save the Date and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities and other fun activities to recognize National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

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Birding the Shirley Heinze Nature Preserves in Lake County

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom,

Learn about the best times and places to birdwatch in Lake County!

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40th Anniversary Spring Benefit

May 24 - May 29

The Spring Benefit is our most important annual outreach and fundraising effort!

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June 2021

National Trails Day

June 5

Save the Date and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities and other fun activities to recognize National Trails Day. 

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July 2021

National Capture the Sunset Week

July 19 - July 23

Save the Date and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities and other fun activities to recognize National Capture the Sunset Week!

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August 2021

Adopt-a-Trail Volunteer Training

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

Save the Date to learn about our Adopt-A-Trail volunteer opportunities!

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Sights Among the Stars: How to Find Your Way Around the Night Sky

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
Free
Stargazers look through a telescope at night

Have you ever wondered how to find the North Star? Is that bright star I'm seeing actually a planet? Using bright stars and constellations, you can learn how to find your way around the night sky.

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