Family Adventures

Meet Our Education Animals
Meet Our Education Animals
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 | 6:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Join a naturalist to learn why we have education animals, tour their enclosures, and meet a few up close. Register online.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Use your camera to “capture” clues on a hike and scavenger hunt. We will look for evidence of life, such as pinecones, deer tracks, and feathers. The person that finds the most items on our list wins a prize! Register online.

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Geminid Meteor Shower
Geminid Meteor Shower
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 | 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. Face coverings required. Free. Register online.

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Winter Bird Hike
Winter Bird Hike
Saturday, Jan 16, 2021 | 10:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Bundle up and head outside on a hike to look for overwintering birds. Register online.

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Wolves or Coyotes?
Wolves or Coyotes?
Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn the difference between wolves and coyotes, see real pelts and skulls, and find out how common each one is in Illinois. Register online.

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Meet Our Education Animals
Meet Our Education Animals
Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 | 6:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Join a naturalist to learn why we have education animals, tour their enclosures, and meet a few up close. Register online.

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Full Moon Hike
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

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

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Animals in Winter
Animals in Winter
Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover what different animals do when it gets cold outside! Register online.

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All About Eagles
All About Eagles
Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn the natural history and cultural significance of bald eagles, and learn about the best place in Macon County to look for them. Register online.

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Owl Prowls
Owl Prowls
Saturday, Feb 6, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Griswold Conservation Area, Blue Mound, 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.

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Maple Syrup Programs
Maple Syrup Programs
Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 | 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. Face coverings required. Register online.

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Owl Prowls
Owl Prowls
Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Griswold Conservation Area, Blue Mound, 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.

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Winter Star Party
Winter Star Party
Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Griswold Conservation Area, Blue Mound, IL

View the full moon, listen to space legends, and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate. Register online.

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