Kid-Friendly Events

Native American Skills and Games
Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Due to COVID-19, this program is cancelled.

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Full Moon Astronomy
Full Moon Astronomy
Sunday, Nov 29, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Due to COVID-19, this program is cancelled.

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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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Native American Sky Legends
Native American Sky Legends
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn about constellations through stories and legends passed down through generations. Register online.

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Native American Games and Lifestyles
Native American Games and Lifestyles
Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn about native american cultures, lifestyles, and experience the skill-building games they played. Register online.

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Night Hike
Night Hike
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 | 8:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Use your senses to find your way through the woods. Discover what makes your eyes, ears, and nose work at night. 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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Preschool Peepers: Furry Mammals
Preschool Peepers: Furry Mammals
Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn all about mammals, then make a fuzzy craft and go outside to look for 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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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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Ice Age Mammals of the Midwest
Ice Age Mammals of the Midwest
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover what the mammals of the midwest during the Ice Age were, where they went, and what the mammals of today have in common with them. Register online.

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