Adult Programs

Free Field Trip Transportation from Decatur Audubon
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 | All Day
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

The Decatur Audubon Society will cover transportation costs for 20 school buses to take field trips to Rock Springs Nature Center or any of the five Macon County Conservation Areas, from now until the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

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Trip to Saint Louis Art Museum
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Let Conservation District staff drive you to this world-renowned art museum, displaying over 34,000 pieces of art, spanning 5,000 years of history and culture. Register online by noon on September 23.

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Prairie Pedal
Prairie Pedal
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 | 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

This annual bicycling event raises funds for the Macon County Conservation Foundation, supporting local wildlife and natural areas. Register to ride your bicycle, or join community members in sponsoring Prairie Pedal!

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Native Seed Collecting
Native Seed Collecting
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Help harvest native wildflower seeds from Rock Springs to improve the quality of habitat at other sites.

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Archaeology Open House
Archaeology Open House
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Due to restoration work on the Trobaugh-Good House in 2018, some dirt was removed from under the home. Learn a little about archaeology and help staff and volunteers sift through this dirt that has laid undisturbed for over 100 years.

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Van Trip to Springfield’s Historic Homes
Van Trip to Springfield’s Historic Homes
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore three different historic Springfield residences and learn the history behind them. Register online by October 7.

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He Said Beer, She Said Wine
He Said Beer, She Said Wine
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Decatur Club, Decatur, IL

Support the Governor Oglesby Mansion and indulge in a delicious meal during this annual dinner fundraiser. Advance tickets required.

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Canoe the Sangamon
Canoe the Sangamon
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of the Sangamon River. Pre-registration required.

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Fall Photography Workshop
Fall Photography Workshop
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn how to photograph the changing fall colors and scenery at Rock Springs with the Decatur Camera Club. Register online by November 1.

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Canoe the Sangamon
Canoe the Sangamon
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of the Sangamon River. Pre-registration required.

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Candlelight Tour
Candlelight Tour
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Glimpse what an evening in the 1860s was like at Homestead Prairie Farm, lit by candlelight and lamplight, as guides in period clothing walk you through the home.

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