Adult Programs

Night Hike
Night Hike
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Griswold Conservation Area, Blue Mound, IL

Explore Griswold Conservation Area in the dark and use your senses to find the way through the woods. Discover what makes your eyes, ears, and nose work at night. Register online by April 17.

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Wildflower Hike
Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Venture into the forests and prairies with volunteer Jerry Sievers. We will search for as many species of these beautiful spring delights as we can, including Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, and more. Register online by April 17.

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Sangamon River Cleanup
Sangamon River Cleanup
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Make the river a safer and more beautiful place for both wildlife and people as you help clear trash from the banks of the Sangamon River.

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Festival of Spring 2020
Festival of Spring 2020
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Celebrate Earth Day and welcome spring with an afternoon of outdoor family activities. Enjoy wagon rides, canoeing, crafts, and learn what other organizations are doing in our community to protect water and wildlife.

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Boater Safety Class
Boater Safety Class
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

This event has been cancelled: This free 8-hour Illinois Department of Natural Resources class covers boating laws, boating terms, and safety requirements. Must attend both class days and pass a written test in order to receive your certificate. Register online by April 27.

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Boater Safety Class (Day 2)
Boater Safety Class (Day 2)
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Day 2 of free Boater Safety Class. Must attend both days to receive your certificate. Register online by April 27.

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Canoe the Sangamon
Canoe the Sangamon
Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Paddle a canoe down one of our local waterways, the Sangamon River. All equipment is provided. Register online by May 8.

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Pollinator Power
Pollinator Power
Sunday, May 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover the amazing world of pollination as we discuss those native to our area, including bumblebees and mason bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and even wasps. Register online

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Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis
Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Explore 79 acres of magnificent horticultural displays full of plant species from tropical to temperate zones. Venture through indoor conservatories, formal gardens, and international gardens. Register online by May 11.

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Night Hike
Night Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Griswold Conservation Area, Blue Mound, IL

Explore Griswold Conservation Area in the dark and use your senses to find the way through the woods. Discover what makes your eyes, ears, and nose work at night. Register online by May 22.

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Wildflower Hike
Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 24, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Venture into the forests and prairies with volunteer Jerry Sievers. We will search for as many species of these beautiful spring delights as we can, including Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, and more. Register online by May 22.

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Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie
Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 | All Day
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Join staff on a trip to the Great Lakes to fish for walleye on a charter boat. Register online by June 1.

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