April events and programs at Sand Ridge Nature Center

information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 6, 2019) – A variety of spring programs are available throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Highlighted below are the ones offered at Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 Paxton, South Holland, Illinois, during the rest of April.

Spring Break Nature Fun

April 22-26
Drop in any time for free, family-friendly inside and outside nature fun and activities every day.

Raptor Feeding Program

Sunday, April 7, 2:00pm
Come take a closer look at our resident birds of prey and learn about their unique adaptations.

Bird Walks

Wednesday, April 10, 9:00am
Birding walk along open trails. Ages 13 and up. For more information, contact al.thomas.al@gmail.com or 708-957-9847.

Wee Wonders

Wednesday, April 10, 10:00am
Preschoolers, with an adult, are invited to learn about local plants and animals while enjoying story time and artmaking.

Fire 101

Saturday, April 13, 1:30-3:00pm
Learn how a forest can benefit from fire and fire safety camping basics.

Please Touch! Reptiles and Amphibians

Sunday, April 14, 10:00am-3:00pm
Have you ever touched a turtle shell or a snake skin? Now’s your chance!

Tuesday Mornings are for the Birds!

Tuesdays, Apr 16, 23, and 30, 8:00am
Bring your binoculars and join us as we seek out spring arrivals. Binoculars available.

Earth Day—Don’t Miss

Saturday, April 20, 10:00am-3:00pm
Join us for a day set aside as a reminder to be good stewards of our planet every day. Activities include art-making, puppet shows, hikes, and Earth Day Jeopardy.

Wellness in the Woods

Saturday, April 20, 1:30pm
Check our Facebook page at tinyurl.com/woodswellness for monthly opportunities. Improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Be active, playful, and restful in your preserves.

Pioneer Living

Sunday, April 21, 10:00am-3:00pm
Discover the past as you explore the interior of recreated pioneer log cabins.

Conservation@Home: The Down and Dirty: Building Better Soils

Saturday, April 27, 10:00am-Noon
Join University of Illinois Extension staff and volunteers as we explore the soil science for native ornamental plantings in time for this growing season. Registration required. Call 708-868-0606.

Nature Explorers

Saturday, April 27, 1:00-2:00pm
Join us for a fun day exploring the trails and discovering nature play.

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