Hands-On Nature

Canoe the Sangamon
Canoe the Sangamon
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Paddle a canoe down one of our local waterways, the Sangamon River. All equipment provided. Register online by April 16.

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Preschool Peepers: Tadpoles
Preschool Peepers: Tadpoles
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Baby frogs go through some amazing changes! Find out all about tadpoles, make a frog life-cycle craft, then head down to the pond and see if you can find any amphibian friends. Register online by April 16.

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Naturalist Chats
Naturalist Chats
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 | 10:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center
Learn about the natural world around you during free, weekly Naturalist Chats on the West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center.

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Sangamon River Cleanup
Sangamon River Cleanup
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Help clear trash from the banks of the Sangamon River to make it a safer and more beautiful place for wildlife and people.

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Wildflower Hike
Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Venture into the forests and prairies with a naturalist. We will search for as many species of these beautiful spring delights as we can, including Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, and more. Register online.

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Naturalist Chats
Naturalist Chats
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center
Learn about the natural world around you during free, weekly Naturalist Chats on the West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center.

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Pollinator Power
Pollinator Power
Sunday, May 2, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover the amazing world of pollination as we discuss those native to our area, including bumblebees and mason bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and even wasps. Register online.

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Naturalist Chats
Naturalist Chats
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 10:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center
Learn about the natural world around you during free, weekly Naturalist Chats on the West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center.

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Canoe the Sangamon
Canoe the Sangamon
Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Paddle a canoe down one of our local waterways, the Sangamon River. All equipment provided. Register online by May 7.

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Naturalist Chats
Naturalist Chats
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center
Learn about the natural world around you during free, weekly Naturalist Chats on the West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center.

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Bird Banding Open House
Bird Banding Open House
Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Join the Decatur Audubon Society and Millikin University professor Dr. Travis Wilcoxen for a look at bird banding: the practice of catching wild birds to collect data and place a metal band for identification on their leg.

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Preschool Peepers: Bluebirds
Preschool Peepers: Bluebirds
Sunday, May 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

What’s so special about Eastern bluebirds? Young children are invited to find out by visiting a bluebird nest box, doing a craft, and learning about their natural history. Register online.

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Naturalist Chats
Naturalist Chats
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 10:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center
Learn about the natural world around you during free, weekly Naturalist Chats on the West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center.

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Naturalist Chats
Naturalist Chats
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center
Learn about the natural world around you during free, weekly Naturalist Chats on the West Lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center.

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Nighttime Frog Quest
Nighttime Frog Quest
Saturday, May 29, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Test your frog-finding abilities by searching for as many species of frogs as you can discover! Register online.

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Wildflower Hike
Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 30, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Venture into the forests and prairies with a naturalist. We will search for as many species of these beautiful spring delights as we can, including Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, and more. Register online.

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Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie - CANCELLED
Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie - CANCELLED
Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 | All Day
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

The 2021 Walleye Fishing Trip is cancelled.

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