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How to Raise Butterflies at Home

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Observing the transformation of a tiny caterpillar into a beautiful adult butterfly is miraculous. Learn methods of sheltering larvae and pupae in a safe, protective environment to ensure they escape predation and disease, maturing into adulthood. You will build a pupae/larvae rearing box to raise butterflies at home.

Wednesday Jul 17th, 6pm - 9pm

Harvest Moon Forest Bathing

at Chicago Botanic Garden

Shinrin yoku, Japanese forest bathing, refers to the practice of immersing all of your senses in the healing forest to reduce stress hormones and increase immune function. Connect with forest life around you through mindful activities on a gentle walk, typically covering less than a mile, and ending with a simple tea ceremony utilizing native plants.​​...

Saturday Sep 14th, 6:15pm - 8pm

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Outdoor Skills: Fire-Building Workshop

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Get the skills you need to build a “sure-fire” campfire in this hands-on workshop. In addition to instruction on proper materials and construction techniques, it will also cover a number of ways to start a fire using tools ranging in skill level from a primitive bow-drill to a flint and steel to a BIC lighter. For millennia, fire has been an elemental...

Saturday Sep 21st, 9:30am - 11:30am

Bird Walk: Fall Migration

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Take a walk in the Garden and learn to identify birds in their sometimes-confusing fall plumage. Earlier bird walks will highlight warblers, vireos, and flycatchers, while later ones will feature ducks, sparrows, and hawks. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

Saturday Sep 7th, 7:30am - 9am

Lincoln Park Bike Adventure

at Discovery Center - Oak Park Exact location will be
provided to registrants few days, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Enjoy this most popular of tours, an amazing urban safari! Join in the fun as you see great architecture, beaches, lagoons, gardens and animals. A fantastic mix of nature and attractions! Top sights include the lakefront, Navy Pier, North Ave. Beach, the Zoo, and the Conservatory. Please Note: $20 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the...

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 10am - 12:30pm

Gardening for Pollinators

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Do your part to keep bees and other pollinators busy this summer. Bees, butterflies, and other insects play a crucial role in both nature and in agriculture through the process of pollination. They pollinate everything from the flowers outside our window to the food we put on the table. According to the USDA, one third of all agricultural output in...

Saturday Jul 20th, 9am - 12pm

Tao of an Embraced Life

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Be introduced or gain a deeper understanding of the Tao and embrace the wonder and joy of living gracefully with style. Connect the principles of Taoism to your existing spiritual beliefs or find something entirely new.   The path of Taoism is to understand how the world works and your place in it as you employ qualities such as simplicity,...

Thursday Jul 18th, 7pm - 9pm

Exploring Flower Essences

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The term “flower essence” is frequently interchanged for “flower remedy”: an unscented, herbal infusion made from the flowering part of a plant. See flowers (and archetypes) in a whole new way, exploring botanical family, form and gesture, color, geometry, fragrance, texture, taste, seasonal and daily cycles, relationship to the environment,...

Sunday Jul 28th, 11am - 4pm

$123.75

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Yoga and Meditation Retreat

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Libertyville 25779 N St. Marys Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60045

Enjoy a state of relaxation and reconnecting with nature through activities like breathing exercises, gentle yoga, journaling, and meditation. All are welcome. A map and supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Friday Sep 27th, 10am - 3pm

Astrological Influences

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

You are in an ongoing relationship with the planets. Understanding what they represent and their cycles allow you to take advantage of the energetic windows of opportunities they offer.  Perhaps the most feared and misunderstood transit in astrology is Mercury in Retrograde. Mercury is the planet of communication in all forms. Contrary to popular...

Thursday Aug 15th, 7pm - 9pm

WILD Mother*-Daughter Circles

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Cultivate a shared experience between mother (female caregiver) and daughter to nurture bonding & connection while deepening your relationship. The WILD Mother*-Daughter circles follow a similar monthly theme as the WILD Woman Project Circles but are shortened and adapted to include our daughters. Plan on experiencing meditation, intention setting,...

Sunday Aug 25th, 11:30am - 1pm

Energizing the Body with Jin Shin Jyutsu

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a profound and simple way of tapping into the existing wisdom of your  body for the purpose of bringing harmony to your whole being. It has a level of complexity that can help with even the most serious health challenges. At the same time, it has a wonderful simplicity and accessibility for the novice interested in applying...

Thursday Aug 29th, 7pm - 9pm

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$55

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WILD Woman Project Circles

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

The WILD Woman Project is a world-wide movement of CIRCLES, spiritual gatherings, during the new moon. Circles are a time for meditation, intention setting, healing, and connection with community. They create a sacred space for participants to access their inner guidance while allowing for deeper connection to other women and nature....

Sunday Aug 25th, 2pm - 4:30pm

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Navigating with a Map and Compass

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Be prepared for your next wilderness outing; learn to find your way using a map and compass. In this class, you will learn how to read a topo map understand the parts of a compass and their purpose set your declination to keep you on track use the compass to orient your map take bearings from a map to find your way to a destination use the landscape...

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$46

What to Know Before You Go

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Ron Nosek of Nature Education Programs brings his What 2 Know B4 You Go program to the Arboretum this summer. Learn skills you need to survive in the wilderness in this practical, hands-on workshop. Whether you’re planning to hike, backpack, mountain bike, paddle, or simply drive in remote areas, learning these simple but effective survival...

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$34
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