Calendar

    • March 26, 2017
    • August 27, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join Ecology Center staff throughout a full season in a garden. Staff will provide techniques and methods for best management of your vegetable garden at different times of the growing season. We will work in the Ecology Center's Farmette to provide a variety of natural care suggestions and strategies.  March 26: Garden Design; April 23: Soil Prep and Planting; May 21: Natural Fertilizers; June 25: Weed and Pest Control; July 23: Cold Weather Crops; August 27: Harvest.

    • April 28, 2017
    • August 26, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Lighthouse Beach Fire Circle, Sheridan Road at Central Street behind the Harley Clark Mansion

    Join the Ecology Center staff for fun-filled campfires with nature themes. Each evening includes stories, songs and the ever-popular s’mores! Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Themes by month:  April ~ Stars; May ~ Planets; June ~ New Moon; July ~ Skunks; August ~ Opossums.

     

    • May 06, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • September 30, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Lovelace Park Pond; Gross Poit Road at Thayer Street

    This popular free program is a great way to introduce children age 4 years and up to the “catch-and release” process. Equipment, bait and fishing expertise are provided! Drop by every Saturday, May 6 through Sept. 30, from 10am–1pm, at Lovelace Park, Gross Point Rd. at Thayer St. Kids under age 16 years don’t need a license, but must be accompanied by an adult.

     

    • June 16, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 25, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join us every Friday from June 16–August 25, 2017 from 9–11am for self-guided free play and exploration of the Ecology Center in our new classroom. Our animal classroom is the perfect meeting location for your next play date or day out. Visit our critters, peruse our nature stories and get hands on with our natural play materials.

     

    • June 21, 2017
    • August 23, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join the critters of the Ecology Center for a picnic lunch in the Ladd Arboretum. We will learn about what our animals like to eat for lunch and how they avoid being lunch. Please bring your own nut free lunch.

     

    • August 19, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join us for a paddle and lunch at Steak ‘n Shake. We’ll start at the Ecology Center with safety and canoe instruction, then head south to the Steak ‘n Shake on Oakton St., have lunch, rest and return to the Ecology Center full and happy. Maximum 2 adults and 2 children in one canoe. Please register by phone or in person at the Ecology Center only. Fee doesn’t include cost of meal. Program is held rain or shine, please dress for the weather.

     

    • September 10, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Main Street in Evanston between Chicago Ave and Florence Avenue

    The Evanston Green Living Festival is a fun and educational annual event that is presented by the EEA in partnership with Citizens' Greener Evanston and the City of Evanston. 

    The green fest is held to provide an opportunity for businesses and organizations to present products, services and ideas that will help festival attendees lead more sustainable lives.. 

    This year's fest will once again take place as an integral part of Streets Alive, Evanston's pro-walk, pro-bike, and pro-place event that takes place on one mile of Main Street in Evanston. 

    For more details, click HERE.

    • September 17, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • City parking lot at 2115 Central Street at Stewart Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

    Learn more about electric vehicles (EV's) by registering to attend this free and informative event. EV owners will show you their vehicles, share personal driving experience, answer questions and maybe take you for a drive!

    There are now 20 models of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from a dozen different brands. All offer the speedy-but-silent driving experience only available from battery-to-motor power. Which plug-in model has your name on it?

    To register, volunteer, make contact with event organizers, or get additional details, click HERE.

Past events

August 05, 2017 Movie in the Arboretum
July 29, 2017 Pollinator Festival
July 22, 2017 Treasure Hunt
July 15, 2017 Nature Artists
July 08, 2017 Youth Fishing Derby
June 25, 2017 2017 Evanston Garden Walk
June 14, 2017 Lighthouse Beach Yoga
June 10, 2017 Family Campout
June 03, 2017 All Day Canoe Trip
June 03, 2017 Backyard Botanical Plant Sale
May 20, 2017 2017 Evanston Green Ball - Tickets
May 20, 2017 2017 Evanston Green Ball - Sponsors
May 14, 2017 Canoe the Canal
May 13, 2017 Bubble Science
May 06, 2017 Canal Study
May 01, 2017 Screen Free Week
April 22, 2017 Earth Day
April 15, 2017 Arboretum Egg Hunt
April 14, 2017 Squirrel Tales
April 13, 2017 Small Fry Science
April 11, 2017 Junior Naturalist
April 10, 2017 Boy Scout Merit Badge
April 08, 2017 Seed Starting
April 07, 2017 Eco Center Sitters
April 06, 2017 Tiny Trekkers
April 05, 2017 Fireside Yoga
April 05, 2017 Nature Pals
March 24, 2017 Night Hike
March 21, 2017 After-school Animals
March 20, 2017 Before the Flood
March 18, 2017 Wild Weekends
February 25, 2017 Owl Prowl
February 24, 2017 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Fest - February 24
February 17, 2017 Day Off School Camp
February 10, 2017 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Fest - February 10
February 07, 2017 Constellation Quest
February 04, 2017 Home Brewing
January 28, 2017 Tracking
January 23, 2017 Boy Scout Merit Badge
January 21, 2017 Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 20, 2017 Squirrel Tales
January 19, 2017 Tiny Trekkers
January 18, 2017 Fireside Yoga
January 17, 2017 Nature Play Date
January 14, 2017 Owl Nest Boxes
January 13, 2017 Night Hikes
January 12, 2017 Small Fry Science
January 11, 2017 Naure Pals
December 27, 2016 EcoFreeze Extended
December 27, 2016 EcoFreeze Mini Camp
December 16, 2016 Eco Center Sitters
November 18, 2016 Eco Center Sitters
November 18, 2016 Squirrel Tales
November 11, 2016 Night Hikes
November 11, 2016 Day Off School Camp
November 09, 2016 Small Fry Science
November 08, 2016 Boy Scout Merit Badges
November 05, 2016 Family Campfires
November 04, 2016 Family Campfires
October 29, 2016 The Big Gross Out
October 29, 2016 Fall Festival at the Downtown Farmers' Market
October 28, 2016 Eco Center Sitters
October 22, 2016 Bug-A-Boo
October 22, 2016 Bug-A-Boo
October 22, 2016 Bug-A-Boo
October 22, 2016 Bug-A-Boo
October 22, 2016 Bug-A-Boo
October 22, 2016 Zombie Scramble
October 15, 2016 Evanston Big Draw at the Ecology Center
October 14, 2016 Night Hikes
October 14, 2016 Squirrel Tales
October 12, 2016 Small Fry Science
October 11, 2016 Boy Scout Merit Badges
October 08, 2016 Family Campfires
October 07, 2016 Family Campfires
October 04, 2016 World Animal Day
October 03, 2016 Day Off School Camp
October 01, 2016 Canoe the Canal
September 30, 2016 Eco Center Sitters
September 25, 2016 Bike the Ridge
September 24, 2016 Harvest Celebration - Truck to Table
September 24, 2016 Shelter Building
September 23, 2016 Night Hikes
September 22, 2016 Tiny Trekkers
September 16, 2016 Squirrel Tales
September 14, 2016 Fireside Yoga - Multi.
September 14, 2016 Fireside Yoga - Beginning
September 14, 2016 Small Fry Science
September 14, 2016 Nature Pals - Fall Changes
September 13, 2016 Boy Scout Merit Badges
September 10, 2016 Family Campfires
September 09, 2016 Family Campfires
September 03, 2016 Canoe the Canal
August 20, 2016 Canoe to Steak 'N Shake
August 06, 2016 Bats
July 30, 2016 Pollinator Festival
July 23, 2016 Treasure Hunt
July 09, 2016 Home Brewing
July 09, 2016 Youth Fishing Derby
July 02, 2016 Canoe the Canal
June 26, 2016 2016 Evanston Garden Walk
June 25, 2016 Bubble Science
June 24, 2016 Lunch and Learn
June 18, 2016 Family Campout
June 17, 2016 Night Hike
June 11, 2016 Nature Artists
June 10, 2016 Ecology Open House
June 04, 2016 Evanston's Highland Garden Club 7th Annual Backyard Botanical Plant Sale
June 03, 2016 Family Campfires
June 01, 2016 Lighthouse Beach Yoga
May 13, 2016 2016 Evanston Green Ball - Tickets
May 13, 2016 2016 Evanston Green Ball - Sponsors
May 07, 2016 Free Access to Fishing
April 29, 2016 Family Campfires
April 28, 2016 Livable Landscapes
April 23, 2016 Seed Starting
April 22, 2016 Eco Center Sitters
April 18, 2016 Arboretum Adventures (6 sessions)
April 15, 2016 Bugs
April 15, 2016 Squirrel Tales
April 14, 2016 Small Fry Science
April 14, 2016 Tiny Trekkers (6 sessions)
April 13, 2016 Spring Ecology (6 sessions)
April 12, 2016 Boy Scout Merit Badges (2 Sessions)
April 08, 2016 Night Hikes
April 06, 2016 Fireside Yoga - Multi level (8 sessions)
April 06, 2016 Fireside Yoga - Beginning (8 sessions)
April 06, 2016 Nature Pals (8 sessions)
March 28, 2016 Ecology Spring Break Post-Camp Care (5 days)
March 28, 2016 Ecology Spring Break Camp: Survive in the Great Outdoors (5 days)
March 26, 2016 Arboretum Egg Hunt (4 start times on 3/26)
March 21, 2016 After-School Animals
March 19, 2016 Shelter Building
March 18, 2016 Howl at the Moon
March 18, 2016 Squirrel Tales
March 14, 2016 After-School Animals
March 11, 2016 Eco Center Sitters
March 10, 2016 Small Fry Science
March 08, 2016 Boy Scout Merit Badges (2 sessions)
March 07, 2016 After-School Animals
March 05, 2016 Terrariums
March 03, 2016 Get Out and Grow Veggies (4 sessions)
June 28, 2015 2015 Evanston Garden Walk
May 29, 2015 2015 Evanston Green Ball - Sponsors
May 29, 2015 2015 Evanston Green Ball - Tickets
February 20, 2015 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Fest - Feb. 20
February 06, 2015 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Fest - February 6
September 27, 2014 2014 Evanston Green Living Festival Sponsors & Exhibitors Registration
June 29, 2014 2014 Evanston Garden Walk
May 30, 2014 2014 Evanston Green Ball
February 21, 2014 Green Film Fest Feb. 21
February 07, 2014 Green Film Fest Feb. 7

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