Adult Programs

Free Field Trip Transportation from Decatur Audubon
Friday, Nov 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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Christmas Tea at Oglesby Mansion
Christmas Tea at Oglesby Mansion
Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oglesby Mansion, Decatur, IL

Stop by the Governor Oglesby Mansion to enjoy a traditional Christmas afternoon tea. Experience this historic Victorian home all decked out for the holidays.

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Geminid Meteor Shower
Geminid Meteor Shower
Friday, Dec 13, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

Bring your lawn chair to Friends Creek Conservation Area to view the strongest meteor shower of the year. Free. Register online.

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Trip to Illinois’ Largest Tree
Trip to Illinois’ Largest Tree
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Venture to Ogle County in northern Illinois to see the state’s largest tree. We’ll also visit the Jarrett Prairie Center and hike on a dolomite hill prairie. Register online.

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Armchair Birding
Armchair Birding
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Enjoy some peace and calm before the holidays by watching the birds from the comfort of our indoor Window on Wildlife. Free. Register online.

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Full Moon Viewing
Full Moon Viewing
Friday, Jan 10, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

See the full moon 50 times larger through our telescope, then take a short hike to view the forest illuminated by our only natural satellite. Free. Register online.

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Eagle Viewing Trip at Starved Rock State Park
Eagle Viewing Trip at Starved Rock State Park
Saturday, Jan 18, 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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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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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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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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