Kid-Friendly Events

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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Ice Age Mammals of the Midwest
Ice Age Mammals of the Midwest
Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

During the Ice Age, giant mammals dominated the Midwestern landscape. Discover what they were, when they went, and what the mammals of today have in common with them. Register online by January 28.

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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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Preschool Peepers: Furry Mammals
Preschool Peepers: Furry Mammals
Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

What is a mammal and what kinds of mammals do we have in Macon County? Learn all about them, then make a fuzzy craft and go outside to look for some. Register online by February 18.

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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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