Forest Preserve Thanksgiving truths, wild turkeys and zero waste holidays
11/10/2020, 10:42 p.m.
Upcoming Forest Preserve District of Will County program offerings, registration for all programs is available on the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org.
“Thanksgiving Truths,” noon-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, online. Thanksgiving is not all about pilgrims, turkeys and shoe buckles. The story that many of us acted out in grade school was more myth than reality. The truth is a lot more convoluted, interesting and dark. Free; ages 14 or older. Register for the Zoom Webinar link.
Channahon “The Truth About Turkeys Bird Hike,” 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, McKinley Woods – Frederick’s Grove. Explore the woods and look for real live turkeys. Discover new things about this unique bird and find out what makes the species so special. Free; ages 13 or older. Register by Thursday, Nov. 19; 815-722-9470.
Romeoville “Wonder Kids: Wonderous Trees,” 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Isle a la Cache Museum. This program for little ones will explore everything about tree, from their roots to their leaves. The program includes singing, story time, a hike and a craft. Free; ages 2-5. Register by Thursday, Nov. 19; 815-886-1467.
“Early Birds Hike,” 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, Isle a la Cache Museum, Join a morning bird hike where birds will be identified using their historic folk names such as cotton rump, fish hawk or saw bill. Binoculars are recommended. Free; ages 15 or older. Register by Sunday, Nov. 22; 815-886-1467.
“Be a Zero! A Zero Waster Series: How to be Zero Waste for the Holidays,” 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, online. Americans generate more waste during the holidays than at any other time of the year. The webinar will present creative Earth-friendly ideas for gift giving, wrapping paper and decorations. Free; ages 18 or older. Register for the Zoom Webinar link.