News and Events

2019 Winter Newsletter

  • Learn About a Great Horned Owl Patient
  • 2019 Photo Contest Rules and Entry Form
  • 2019 Annual Dinner Auction Registration
  • Wildlife Enrichment
  • Animal Care Internship Second Place Essay

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come get a glimpse of what our center looks like at our open house! This is the one day of the year that we open our doors to the public. Come take a tour of our facility and see how we care for our animals throughout the year. Our education ambassadors will also make appearances throughout the day.  Due to the high level of stress, our patients will not be on display.

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmTown and Country Public Library

    Children ages 3 to 5 years old (and their favorite adult) are invited to join us for story time, a craft and a meet and greet with Ernie and Bernadette, Rock Doves.  No fee to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated.  Reservations are requested to ensure we have enough craft materials available.  Click here to register, or email education@fvwc.org for more information.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Is your child in grades 5-8, and interested in helping wildlife?  Join our youth service-learning club, Youth RehabCorps.  Each meeting will include an opportunity to see wildlife up close and learn about their natural history, how we care for injured and orphaned wildlife, the environment we share, and our impact.  Participants also engage in service-learning projects aimed at benefitting the wildlife center's mission, such as building squirrel boxes, preparing enrichment toys and packaging owl pellets.  (Note: topics and service projects subject to change.)  We meet the second Thursday of every month: October thru May.  Cost is $50 per student (for the whole season).  Registration is required and limited to 20 students.  Contact education@fvwc.org for more information.  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Woods Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  Families are welcome.  No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Cost is $5 per person.  Click here to register.

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pmRiverlands Brewing Company

    Join us Riverlands Brewing Company for a Beer Tasting!  You will receive a flight of four beers, a tour of the facility and some light hors d'oeuvres.  The tour begins at 1:00 pm, so don't be late!  Wristbands are $20 each and can be purchased here.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Join us for some Halloween fun, including games, crafts, animal meet and greets and pumpkin decorating.  Come dressed in your best (family friendly) costume.  The event will be at the pavilion inside the Elburn Forest Preserve.  Pre-registration requested.  $5 suggested donation per person.

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pmHickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Join us at our 8th Annual Wild About Wildlife Fundraiser.  Directions to Hickory Knolls can be found here.

    Please check back for more information.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Woods Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  Families are welcome.  No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Cost is $5 per person.  Click here to register.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Woods Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  Families are welcome.  No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Cost is $5 per person.  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Woods Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  Families are welcome.  No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Cost is $5 per person.  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pmPipers Banquets

    Join us at our annual dinner auction for a night of friends, food, and fun! The auction will be held at Pipers Banquets.  We will have a silent and live auction, a 50/50 raffle, games, and more!