Adult Programs

Pere Marquette State Park Eagle Trip
Pere Marquette State Park Eagle Trip
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit this state park and venture through river bluffs and woods to get an up-close look at wintering bald eagles along the Mississippi River and lower Illinois River. Register online.

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Volunteer Event: Decatur’s Lincoln Statues
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Conservation District Volunteers will learn about the statues in Decatur that honor Lincoln’s life and his connections to our city.

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Eagle Viewing Trip at Starved Rock State Park
Eagle Viewing Trip at Starved Rock State Park
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Take a trip to this popular state park to look for wintering eagles, check out the visitor’s center, and even visit the lock and dam museum. Register online.

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Native American Games and Lifestyles
Native American Games and Lifestyles
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

What was life like for the Native Americans who inhabited Illinois over 200 years ago? Learn about their culture, lifestyle, and experience the skill-building games they played. Free. Register online.

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Eagle Viewing Trip at Starved Rock State Park
Eagle Viewing Trip at Starved Rock State Park
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Take a trip to this popular state park to look for wintering eagles, check out the visitor’s center, and even visit the lock and dam museum. Register online.

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Trip to Cahokia Mounds
Trip to Cahokia Mounds
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Travel back in time as you learn about ancient Native Americans as you tour the Mounds and Interpretive Center exhibits. Register online.

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Maple Syrup Programs
Maple Syrup Programs
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn how sap becomes syrup, why spring is the best time of year to harvest sap, and how people used sap throughout history. Held hourly at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Register online by February 14.

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Volunteer Event: Quiet of the Woods Hike
Volunteer Event: Quiet of the Woods Hike
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 | 10:30 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Conservation District Volunteers will take a refreshing hike through the woods.

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Trip to Dickson Mounds and Emiquon Preserve
Trip to Dickson Mounds and Emiquon Preserve
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Travel with us to Lewistown, IL for a natural and cultural history road trip. Experience Native American exhibits at Dickson Mounds, then visit Emiquon Preserve. Register online.

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Central Illinois Invasive Species
Central Illinois Invasive Species
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

This workshop will cover common invasive species found in Central Illinois and how to control them. RSVP by March 5.

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Volunteer Event: Pleistocene Animals of the Midwest
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Conservation District Volunteers can join Senior Program Naturalist, Brock Rowland, for a program through time about the Pleistocene Animals of the Midwest. RSVP by March 10.

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Volunteer Event: Conducting Prescribed Fires
Volunteer Event: Conducting Prescribed Fires
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

This workshop is for those who want to learn more about prescribed fire or volunteer to conduct prescribed fires with District staff. Please RSVP by March 19.

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