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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 ...

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.