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Emily Oaks Nature Center

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4650 Brummel Ave, Skokie, IL 60076 United States
www.brushwithnature.org
04 Jan 2018
Winter Break: Enviro-STEM
4 January 2018 9:00 am (save to cal)

Get your child’s brain in gear before school starts! Kids will learn about animals, plants and the earth through science experiments, Lego projects, and natural observation. Most projects will be done indoors, but we will go outside for a short time. Register for one or both sections (morning section runs 9:00-noonand afternoon section runs noon-3:00); bring a packed lunch to the afternoon section. Ages 6-10. $20 Skokie resident, $25 non-resident. For more information, call 847-677-7001.

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13 Jan 2018
Unsolved Mysteries Fireside
13 January 2018 1:00 pm (save to cal)

Take on the role of a nature detective to solve the mystery of the Missing Nature Neighbors! Follow woodland clues and testimony from eye-witnesses to figure out where our animal friends go during the winter. This fireside is held indoors and outdoors, and includes a campfire snack. Pre-registration is requested to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Ages 5+. $5/person. For more information, call 847-677-7001.

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21 Jan 2018
Winter Outing To Starved Rock
21 January 2018 7:00 am (save to cal)

Starved Rock State Park near Utica, Illinois is a winter wonderland with frozen waterfalls, sandstone bluffs topped with snow, and Bald Eagles feeding in the open waters of the Illinois River. Hike the moderate to challenging park trails and enjoy spectacular vistas, deep canyons, and ice-sculpted cascades. Brunch at the lodge is included in the trip fee. Ages 18+. $55 Skokie resident, $69 non-resident. For more information, call 847-677-7001.

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31 Jan 2018
Snowshoe Clinic
31 January 2018 7:00 pm (save to cal)

Learn about the different types of snowshoes available, which style is right for you, basic snowshoeing techniques, and how to dress for snowshoeing during this indoor workshop presented by L.L.Bean. Ages 16+. Free. For more information, call 847-677-7001.

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03 Feb 2018
Snowshoe Ramble to Lake County
3 February 2018 9:00 am (save to cal)

Snowshoe the trails at VanPatten Woods and Independence Grove, trekking through woodlands, beside the Des Plaines River, and around large lakes. We’ll snowshoe or hike at these Lake County Forest Preserves as conditions permit. Snowshoes and van transportation provided; lunch at The Shanty restaurant is not included in the fee. Ages 18+. $35 Skokie resident, $44 non-resident. For more information, call 847-677-7001.

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10 Feb 2018
Winter Chilly Fest
10 February 2018 4:00 pm (save to cal)

Winter fun under the stars and a cozy indoor chili dinner. *Glittering lights and wildlife treat trees *Ice skating on the pond, weather permitting *Snowshoeing and hayrides through the woodland *Creative snow and ice games *Campfire with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows *Delicious chili dinner in a rustic room overlooking the pond The menu for this fundraiser includes vegetarian or turkey chili with toppings, cornbread, apple juice, coffee and dessert. Turkey hot dogs are available for children. Tickets are limited…

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11 Feb 2018
Winter Chilly Fest
11 February 2018 4:00 pm (save to cal)

Winter fun under the stars and a cozy indoor chili dinner. *Glittering lights and wildlife treat trees *Ice skating on the pond, weather permitting *Snowshoeing and hayrides through the woodland *Creative snow and ice games *Campfire with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows *Delicious chili dinner in a rustic room overlooking the pond The menu for this fundraiser includes vegetarian or turkey chili with toppings, cornbread, apple juice, coffee and dessert. Turkey hot dogs are available for children. Tickets are limited…

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18 Mar 2018
Winter Ramble and Lunch
18 March 2018 9:00 am (save to cal)

We’ll begin at Reed-Turner Woodland in Long Grove, walking a mile or more of trails over Indian Creek and beneath the oaks of the original woodland for which Long Grove was named. Lunch follows at The Village Tavern and is included in the trip fee. The ramble concludes at Heron Creek Forest Preserve with a hike of about a mile. Ages 18+. $47 Skokie resident, $59 non-resident. For more information, call 847-677-7001.

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18 Mar 2018
Sticky Mittens Smorgasbord
18 March 2018 1:00 pm (save to cal)

Prepare two different desserts and sip hot chocolate while enjoying the beauty of a winter afternoon. Warm up by a campfire and snack along the way. Sticky mittens are guaranteed! Children must be accompanied by a registered adult, and fee is per person. Ages 3+. $6 Skokie resident, $8 non-resident. For more information, call 847-677-7001.

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