Calendar

    • January 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 05, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Learn about the wonders of the season through stories, songs, nature activities and walks in the Ladd Arboretum. Children will enjoy experiencing nature and learn basic skills such as numbers, letters, colors and more with an accompanied adult. Dress for the weather; prepare for daily outdoor ventures. Pre-registration is required. 

    • January 16, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Supplement your child’s STEM education in this afterschool drop-off program. Participants will progress from the large to the small, exploring scientific topics ranging from cells to weather systems. Activities will be hands-on and experimental to encourage curiosity.

    • January 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 06, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join us at the most unique and relaxing setting for yoga in Evanston. Our fireside yoga program is held in front of the large fireplace inside the Evanston Ecology Center. Yoga strengthens your mind, body and spirit. Please bring your own yoga mat. 

    • January 16, 2019
    • 7:15 PM
    • March 06, 2019
    • 8:15 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join us at the most unique and relaxing setting for yoga in Evanston. Our fireside yoga program is held in front of the large fireplace inside the Evanston Ecology Center. Yoga strengthens your mind, body and spirit. Please bring your own yoga mat. 

    • January 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 21, 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    What do plants and animals do in the winter? You and your preschooler can unlock the mysteries together during a 6-week series. Classes include crafts, stories, songs and snacks. Dress for the weather; prepare for daily outdoor ventures. Pre-registration is required.

    • January 18, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join Sara Squirrel for story time each month as she reads different books aloud about her forest friends. Stories will be read in front of the fireplace and followed by a craft and a nature walk. Each month Sara will have a different theme and a different book so make sure you come to all. Pre-registration is recommended. Drop-ins are welcome until the class is full. 

    • January 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Learn about what will happen during lunar eclipse coming up on January 21, 2019. Participants will gain a better understanding of the moon and its phases. Make your own lunar eclipse craft and look at the moon through binoculars.

    • January 25, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join us on Robert Burns Day to share nature poetry on a winter’s day. We will learn about nature through the voices of great poets like Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, W.S. Merwin and more poets, who not only appreciate nature, but use poetry to shed light on environmental issues. Bring poetry to share your own, or the work of a poet you love and become inspired to write. 

    • January 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    We will explore the historic process of candle making. Participants will make their own candles to take home. We will learn about the different types of candle you can make. 

    • February 04, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • February 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    We will help you on your path to Eagle. We offer a mix of required and elective badges each season. Books and supplies will be provided. Participants must obtain their blue cards before attending class.  Length: 2 sessions  Feb 4-11 M 4:30-6:30pm Indian Lore

    • February 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • February 26, 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Become an Astronomer. Learn your way around the night skies by finding and mapping constellations, exploring the expansiveness of space and by building your own telescope to take home. This class is great for any type of explorer wanting to travel through the last great frontier, Space. 

    • February 08, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Schedule a play date with nature. You and your child will explore the wonders of the Ladd Arboretum through games, crafts, stories and outdoor play. This free-style play date allows your child to discover which activities they like best and go at their own pace. Join us for a different monthly theme, come late or leave early. Caregiver required. Pre-registration is encouraged, drop-ins welcome, until class is full.

    • February 09, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Test your nocturnal senses on a guided night hike through the Arboretum. Themed night hike activities, a campfire and s’mores make for a perfect evening. Pre-registration is required. 

    • February 13, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Supplement your child’s STEM education in this afterschool drop-off program. Participants will progress from the large to the small, exploring scientific topics ranging from cells to weather systems. Activities will be hands-on and experimental to encourage curiosity.

    • February 15, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join the Ecology Center for this day off school camp. We will be doing a variety of activities included visits with animals, crafts, games and outside time. Please pack a nut free lunch. Bring a change of clothes and indoor shoes. Appropriate outdoor clothing is required. An afternoon snack will be provided.

    • February 16, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Learn how to follow the signs to see what kind of animals live around us. We will learn how to tell the differences between tracks and other signs animals leave behind. We will be outside for the majority of this class, dress appropriately for the weather. This is a drop-off program. 

    • February 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join the Ecology Center for this day off school camp. We will be doing a variety of activities included visits with animals, crafts, games and outside time. Please pack a nut free lunch. Bring a change of clothes and indoor shoes. Appropriate outdoor clothing is required. An afternoon snack will be provided.

    • February 22, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join Sara Squirrel for story time each month as she reads different books aloud about her forest friends. Stories will be read in front of the fireplace and followed by a craft and a nature walk. Each month Sara will have a different theme and a different book so make sure you come to all. Pre-registration is recommended. Drop-ins are welcome until the class is full. 

    • February 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
    • 153
    Register


    TICKETS
    Join the EEA to get discounted Film Fest tickets. If you'd like to join the EEA prior to registering for the film fest to receive discounted ticket prices, click HERE.  See "Prices" below for film fest discounts available to EEA members.

    Prices

    EEA Individual Members. EEA Individual Members are entitled to one $5 ticket (50% off full price). All guest tickets purchased are $10 each.

    All Other EEA Members. EEA members with Family, Contributing, Sustaining, Non-for-profit and Lifetime memberships are entitled to one $5 ticket (50% off full price) for a single family member and all guest tickets purchased are $8 each (20% off full price).

    General Public. Tickets are available to the general public at $10 each. 

    Questions?  Please contact us at info@evanstonenvironment.org.

    • February 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Evanston Ecology Center

    Join us for a night hike in search of owls! Participants will learn about how specialized ears, eyes and feathers help owls survive the night and how to best search for them in the wild. 

    • March 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
    • 162
    Register


    TICKETS
    Join the EEA to get discounted Film Fest tickets. If you'd like to join the EEA prior to registering for the film fest to receive discounted ticket prices, click HERE.  See "Prices" below for film fest discounts available to EEA members.

    Prices

    EEA Individual Members. EEA Individual Members are entitled to one $5 ticket (50% off full price). All guest tickets purchased are $10 each.

    All Other EEA Members. EEA members with Family, Contributing, Sustaining, Non-for-profit and Lifetime memberships are entitled to one $5 ticket (50% off full price) for a single family member and all guest tickets purchased are $8 each (20% off full price).

    General Public. Tickets are available to the general public at $10 each. 

    Questions?  Please contact us at info@evanstonenvironment.org.

    • March 09, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
    • 173
    Register


    TICKETS
    Join the EEA to get discounted Film Fest tickets. If you'd like to join the EEA prior to registering for the film fest to receive discounted ticket prices, click HERE.  See "Prices" below for film fest discounts available to EEA members.

    Prices

    EEA Individual Members. EEA Individual Members are entitled to one $5 ticket (50% off full price). All guest tickets purchased are $10 each.

    All Other EEA Members. EEA members with Family, Contributing, Sustaining, Non-for-profit and Lifetime memberships are entitled to one $5 ticket (50% off full price) for a single family member and all guest tickets purchased are $8 each (20% off full price).

    General Public. Tickets are available to the general public at $10 each. 

    Questions?  Please contact us at info@evanstonenvironment.org.

Past events

January 12, 2019 Night Hike
January 11, 2019 Nature Play Date
January 07, 2019 Boy Scout Merit Badges
December 31, 2018 Ecology Winter Break Aftercare
December 31, 2018 Ecology Winter Break Camp
December 26, 2018 Ecology Winter Break Aftercare
December 26, 2018 Ecology Winter Break Camp
December 15, 2018 Natural Holiday Decorations
December 14, 2018 Squirrel Tales
December 12, 2018 Afterschool Stem
December 10, 2018 Boy Scout Merit Badges
December 08, 2018 Night Hike
December 07, 2018 Nature Play Date
December 06, 2018 Winter Container Garden
December 05, 2018 Evergreen Wreaths
November 15, 2018 Afterschool Animals
November 14, 2018 Afterschool STEM
November 10, 2018 The Big Gross Out
November 09, 2018 Squirrel Tales
November 08, 2018 Afterschool Animals
November 03, 2018 Wild Weekends
November 02, 2018 Night Hike
November 02, 2018 Nature Play Date
November 01, 2018 Afterschool Animals
October 27, 2018 Bug A Boo
October 17, 2018 Afterschool STEM
October 15, 2018 Boy Scout Merit Badge
October 13, 2018 Fall Leaves
October 12, 2018 Night Hike
October 12, 2018 Squirrel Tales
October 06, 2018 Family Campfire
October 05, 2018 Family Campfire
September 29, 2018 Astronomy Night
September 28, 2018 Nature Play Date
September 26, 2018 Afterschool STEM
September 26, 2018 Apiary Tour
September 22, 2018 Family Campfire
September 21, 2018 Family Campfire
September 20, 2018 Tiny Trekkers
September 19, 2018 Apiary Tour
September 19, 2018 Day Off School Camp
September 18, 2018 Nature Pals
September 17, 2018 Boy Scout Merit Badge
September 16, 2018 Canoe the Canal
September 15, 2018 Home Brewing
September 15, 2018 Skulls, Fur and Bones
September 14, 2018 Night Hike
September 14, 2018 Squirrel Tales
September 12, 2018 Fireside Yoga
September 12, 2018 Fireside Yoga
September 12, 2018 Apiary Tour
September 11, 2018 Garden Club
September 09, 2018 2018 Evanston Green Living Festival at Streets Alive
September 06, 2018 Outdoor Explorers
September 05, 2018 Apiary Tour
September 01, 2018 Canoe the Canal
June 24, 2018 2018 Evanston Garden Walk
May 18, 2018 2018 Nature's Night Out - Sponsors
May 18, 2018 2018 Nature's Night Out - Tickets
May 18, 2018 Apiary Tours - 2018 Nature's Night Out
March 16, 2018 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Fest - March 16
March 02, 2018 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Fest - March 2
February 24, 2018 Worm Bins
February 17, 2018 Love Hike
February 10, 2018 Terrariums
February 06, 2018 Constellation Quest
February 03, 2018 Home Brewing
January 27, 2018 Tracking
January 20, 2018 Owl Nest Boxes
January 19, 2018 Wild Weekends
January 18, 2018 Tiny Trekkers
January 16, 2018 Nature Pals
January 12, 2018 Squirrel Tales
January 06, 2018 Indoor Farmers' Market
December 16, 2017 Natural Holiday Decorations
December 15, 2017 Nature Play Date
December 09, 2017 Kids Nature Movie Night
December 08, 2017 Night Hikes
December 07, 2017 Afterschool STEM
December 04, 2017 Boy Scout Merit Badges
December 02, 2017 Shelter Building
November 29, 2017 Winter Container Garden
November 18, 2017 Wild Weekends
November 11, 2017 The Big Gross Out
November 07, 2017 Afterschool Animals
November 06, 2017 Boy Scout Merit Badge
November 04, 2017 Astronomy Night
October 28, 2017 Bug A Boo
October 19, 2017 Squirrel Tales
October 13, 2017 Night Hikes
October 13, 2017 Nature Play Date
October 12, 2017 Afterschool STEM
October 09, 2017 Boy Scout Merit Badge
October 06, 2017 Kids Nature Movie Night
September 30, 2017 Homebrewing
September 29, 2017 Campfire
September 28, 2017 Tiny Trekkers
September 20, 2017 Nature Pals
September 17, 2017 Evanston Celebrates Drive Electric Week
September 10, 2017 Evanston Green Living Festival at Streets Alive
August 19, 2017 Canoe to Steak 'N Shake
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 21, 2017 Lunch and Learn
June 16, 2017 Ecology Center Open House
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 Free Access to Fishing
May 06, 2017 Canal Study
May 01, 2017 Screen Free Week
April 28, 2017 Family Campfire
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 26, 2017 A Season in the Garden
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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