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Heller Nature Center

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2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 United States
847-433-6901www.hellernaturecenter.org
18 Dec 2017
Fairies, Trolls & Gnomes
18 December 2017 1:00 pm (save to cal)

Fairies, Trolls & Gnomes | Ages 6-9 Learn about the magic of forest sprites, make a fairy, gnome or troll and build them a home. Afterwards, settle in to watch a movie and enjoy a treat. Min/Max is 6/15. Dec 18 M 1-4pm $25

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02 Jan 2018
Full Moon Campfire
2 January 2018 7:00 pm (save to cal)

Full Moon Campfire | Ages 6-Adult The moon is high and the skies are bright! Winter is the perfect time to be outside at night, so join us for an evening of exploring. We’ll cross country ski if there’s enough snow, otherwise be prepared to tromp through the snow off trail to enjoy everything a winter evening has to offer. We’ll ski or hike out to an area where we can relax around a fire with some hot cocoa. Children…

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14 Jan 2018
A Hootin’ Good Time
14 January 2018 1:00 pm (save to cal)

A Hootin’ Good Time | Ages 6-Adult Meet live owls up close and personal! The Wings and Talons Organization will bring a few feathered friends to show while they share stories about the birds and what makes them such fascinating creatures. Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult. Min/Max is 25/80. Jan 14 1-2:30pm $9

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15 Jan 2018
Science in the Snow
15 January 2018 9:00 am (save to cal)

Science in the Snow | Ages 6-10 Can a bubble shatter like glass? Can you make a snowflake? Experiment with snow, ice and the winter cold. Come try your hand at some of these fun experiments and many more. Please bring warm, waterproof outdoor clothing and boots for exploring outside. Min/Max is 10/13. Jan 15 1245140-A M 9am-11am $15

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21 Jan 2018
Ecological Gardens Series
21 January 2018 10:00 am (save to cal)

Ecological Gardens Series | Adult Get ready for spring blooms with Meredith Tucker from Citizens for Conservation and other organizations that will help you consider the ecological benefits that gardens can have for wildlife. Programs showcase the beauty of native plants and the importance they have in our home gardens. With gorgeous photos of natives taken from area yards, you will find inspiration and guidance for incorporating these plants in your own landscape. Make your wish list for the spring…

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27 Jan 2018
Eagle Extravaganza
27 January 2018 8:00 am (save to cal)

Eagle Extravaganza | Ages 6-Adult Travel with us to Starved Rock State Park for the Illinois Audubon Society’s annual Eagle Watch Weekend. See live bird shows, view wild eagles fishing along the river, make crafts and participate in hands-on activities. The colder it is, the better the bird viewing! Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult. Dress warmly and for walking; some of the best viewing areas involve climbing stairs. Meals not included. Min/Max is 5/13. Jan 27…

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31 Jan 2018
Full Moon Campfire
31 January 2018 7:00 pm (save to cal)

Full Moon Campfire | Ages 6-Adult The moon is high and the skies are bright! Winter is the perfect time to be outside at night, so join us for an evening of exploring. We’ll cross-country ski if there’s enough snow, otherwise be prepared to tromp through the snow off trail to enjoy everything a winter evening has to offer. We’ll ski or hike out to an area where we can relax around a fire with some hot cocoa. Children must…

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03 Feb 2018
Nature Discovery Day
3 February 2018 10:00 am (save to cal)

Nature Discovery Day | All Ages Visit our nature classrooms, complete a craft to take home, explore the science of nature, go sledding or cross country skiing, view live animals and enjoy a roasted marshmallow around a crackling campfire at our ninth annual Nature Discovery Day. Activities may vary and some are weather dependent. No pre-registration required. Feb 3 Sa 10am-Noon FREE

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19 Feb 2018
Searching for Sasquatch
19 February 2018 1:00 pm (save to cal)

Searching for Sasquatch | Ages 6-10 Bundle up for an afternoon of searching for Big Foot. We’ll learn about the legends, play games, hike and search for clues of his presence. Please bring warm, waterproof outdoor clothing and boots for exploring outside. Min/Max is 6/15. Feb 19 1245141-A M 1-3pm $15

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25 Feb 2018
Ecological Garden Series
25 February 2018 10:00 am (save to cal)

Ecological Gardens Series | Adult Get ready for spring blooms with Meredith Tucker from Citizens for Conservation and other organizations that will help you consider the ecological benefits that gardens can have for wildlife. Programs showcase the beauty of native plants and the importance they have in our home gardens. With gorgeous photos of natives taken from area yards, you will find inspiration and guidance for incorporating these plants in your own landscape. Make your wish list for the spring…

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