Hands-On Nature

Preschool Peepers: Fall Craft
Preschool Peepers: Fall Craft
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Young children are invited to make a fun, nature-themed fall craft to take home and display. Register online by September 20.

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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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Seasons Changes Hike
Seasons Changes Hike
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Take a naturalist-guided hike through a variety of habitats and discover all of the ways that nature changes in the fall. Register online by October 11.

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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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Flower Power Story Time - Prairie Roses
Flower Power Story Time - Prairie Roses
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Join a naturalist as we read stories about nature and wildlife, then take a short hike. Learn about prairie roses in October.

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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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Sounds of the Prairie
Sounds of the Prairie
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn about sound by listening to and identifying sounds in a prairie habitat. Register online by November 15.

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Flower Power Story Time - Goldenrod
Flower Power Story Time - Goldenrod
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Join a naturalist as we read stories about nature and wildlife, then take a short hike. Learn about goldenrod in November.

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Preschool Peepers: Talking Turkeys
Preschool Peepers: Talking Turkeys
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn about the life of a wild turkey and make a turkey craft to take home. Register online by November 29.

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