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Sun 22

Family Golf

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 27

Readings from the Rookery

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri 27

Family Camping

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - July 28 @ 12:00 pm
Fri 27

Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 28

Science Saturday: Winged Wonders

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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July 2018

Family Golf

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is your chance to take your spouse and/or youngsters out for a round of 9 or 18 holes on us. Get together a twosome or foursome and enjoy the natural beauty of this popular golf course. The course was designed by Charles Maddox to present a variety of golf alternatives so that golfers may select the tees most appropriate for their ability. Bring your Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport to the cashier and he will stamp it (so you…

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Readings from the Rookery

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Severson Dells staff will lead this fun program that introduces children to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week.  This program targets 5-8 year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited so register early to attend. Free! Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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Family Camping

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - July 28 @ 12:00 pm
Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve, 16999 Comly Road
Seward,
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Purchased in 1930, Seward Bluffs is one of the most serene and pleasant areas in the County. The preserve is bisected by Grove Creek, which has high limestone bluffs on its north and south sides. The campsites are scattered among a majestic stand of bur oaks. The campground host will be on duty. When you arrive, set up your campsite and show the host your Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport and have this page stamped for one night of free…

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Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve, 16999 Comly Road
Seward,
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Join naturalist Barbara Williams under the full moon to search for nocturnal wildlife. We should be able to see bats fly over just before it gets dark. As dusk turns to night we’ll lose sight of the bats but we’ll still be able to hear their voices with the Echo Meter, a device that lowers the pitch of the bats’ feeding calls so that human ears can hear them. It is a fun way to find out what species of…

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Science Saturday: Winged Wonders

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Bats, beetles, dragonflies, oh my!! Join us for a day all about animals and insects that fly. What are the benefits and challenges to flying? Explore the science behind flight during this open house style event. Come when you can, stay as long as you like!

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Canoe Convoy

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join Severson Dells staff as we explore miles upon miles of wonderful paddling opportunities we have on the Kishwaukee River!  Staff instructors and volunteers will help you learn to be a more skillful and confident paddler and answer questions about the river ecology.  Equipment, guides and a shuttle are provided.  You must call weekly to register and find out the location for the evenings paddle.  Each week will feature a different stretch of river. Times will vary in length, but…

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August 2018

R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday – Sugar River Forest Preserve

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sugar River Forest Preserve, 10940 Yale Bridge Road
Durand,
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  R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.) We offer hands-on habitat restoration training - invasive plant removal and native seed collection - plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and October from 9 a.m. until Noon. No experience necessary - we teach you! Participant names are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize! Today we invite SCOUTS to work with us as we collect native prairie seeds. We'll meet at the River View…

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Bat Hike at Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve, 6303 Mulford Road
Cherry Valley, 61016 United States
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Free

Join naturalist Barbara Williams under the full moon to search for nocturnal wildlife. We should be able to see bats fly over just before it gets dark. As dusk turns to night we’ll lose sight of the bats but we’ll still be able to hear their voices with the Echo Meter, a device that lowers the pitch of the bats’ feeding calls so that human ears can hear them. It is a fun way to find out what species of…

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September 2018

Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
$60
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R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday – Cedar Cliff

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve, 7901 Kishwaukee Road
Stillman Valley, IL 60184
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  R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.) We offer hands-on habitat restoration training - invasive plant removal and native seed collection - plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and October from 9 a.m. until Noon. No experience necessary - we teach you! Participant names are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize! Today we will remove invasive brush and plant greenhouse plugs.  After our work is done, we'll participate in cliff exploration!…

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