Family Adventures

Geminid Meteor Shower
Geminid Meteor Shower
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

Join us at Friends Creek Conservation Area to view the strongest meteor shower of the year. Register online by December 10.

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Preschool Peepers: Pinecones
Preschool Peepers: Pinecones
Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Where do pinecones come from? We will learn this and more as we read a story, make a pinecone bird feeder, then go outside to search for some. Register online by December 17.

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Preschool Peepers: Moon and Stars
Preschool Peepers: Moon and Stars
Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover outer space as we read a story, make a paper rocket ship, and learn about some of the things in the night sky that you can see from your own backyard. Register online by January 14.

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World’s Craziest Creatures
World’s Craziest Creatures
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Step into a world of unusual adaptations! Some animals from all over the planet have extraordinary defense mechanisms like secreting poison, generating electric shocks of up to 800 volts, or throwing a punch at 50 miles per hour. Learn about some of these fascinating creatures. Register online by January 21.

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Homeschool Program: Animals in Winter
Homeschool Program: Animals in Winter
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Homeschoolers are invited to join a naturalist as we figure out, where all the animals go in winter? Register online by January 25.

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Winter Bird Hike
Winter Bird Hike
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 | 10:00 am
Fort Daniel Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Bundle up and head outside on a hike to look for overwintering birds. We will look for migrants such as red-breasted nuthatches, white-throated sparrows, and more. Register online by January 28.

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Owl Prowls
Owl Prowls
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sand Creek Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Join us to learn about these forest-dwelling nocturnal predators. We will discuss what makes them special, then take a hike to find some. Register online by February 4.

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Maple Syrup Programs
Maple Syrup Programs
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 | 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.

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Owl Prowls
Owl Prowls
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sand Creek Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Join us to learn about these forest-dwelling nocturnal predators. We will discuss what makes them special, then take a hike to find some. Register online by February 25.

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Pokémon in Real Life
Pokémon in Real Life
Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Investigate the similarities between fictional Pokémon and their real-world counterparts. We will then take a short walk to see if we can find any creatures, real or otherwise. Who knows, maybe we’ll find a PokéStop along the way! Register online by February 25.

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