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Wed 24

Phenology Walk

July 24 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed 24

A Day at School in a Frontier One-room School

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 24

Phenology Walk

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 26

Readings from the Rookery

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sat 27
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July 2019

Phenology Walk

July 24 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Free

Phenology is the study of the timing at which things happen. Come and join SDNC Naturalist Andrea Noble as we take a look at the phenology of our native plants. Which ones are leafing out? Which ones have buds? Which have flowers? We will record this data as part of Budburst that is collecting data from around the country to see changes in the phenology of plants.  Please RSVP by calling Severson Dells 815-335-2915.  

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A Day at School in a Frontier One-room School

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Macktown Living History Education Center, 2221 Freeport Rd.
Rockton, IL 61072 United States
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Learn what it was like to attend a one-room school in the early frontier. Class will take place in a recreated historic building where Stephen Mack, Jr. hired the area's first teacher to teach the children of the Pecatonic (later Macktown) settlement in the mid-1800's. All ages welcome! Meet at the Macktown Education Center. This program involves a long walk and stairs.

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Phenology Walk

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Phenology is the timing at which things happen. Come and join us as we take a look at the phenology of our native plants. Which ones are leafing out? Which ones have buds? Which have flowers? We will record this data as part of the National Phenology Project that is collecting data from around the country to see changes in the phenology of plants. Please RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/events/phenologywalk or http://bit.ly/phenology2019 or call. 815-335-2915

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Readings from the Rookery

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 14, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 28, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30am

Severson Dells staff lead this fun and engaging program that introduces children and their parents to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week. This program targets 5-to 9-year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited, so register early to attend. Free! RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/readings-from-the-rookery or http://bit.ly/rookeryreadings or call 815 -335-2915.

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Great Fun Gardening at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Help out on a fun-filled morning by learning the basic “how-to’s” of plant and garden care, and receive hands-on instruction with our Director of Horticulture!  After a short classroom session, attendees will put their skills to the test by volunteering in the demonstration gardens and other curated spaces at Klehm, helping out to keep them in tip-top shape during the growing season! Snacks, refreshments and laughs provided. This activity will be held at Klehm Arboretum at the Clarcor Pavilion, located…

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Canoe Convoy

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

$10

Enjoy Monday evening paddling with Severson Dells staff and volunteers. Most paddles are on the Kishwaukee River, but location will be confirmed the Friday before the paddle based on current water conditions. Due to high demand for this program, please register for only two evenings. This year we are requiring a $10 deposit for all paddlers because of the high rate of no-shows the last couple of years. If you show up or cancel your reservation by the Friday before…

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August 2019

Bat Monitoring

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deer Run Forest Preserve, 5691 River Road
Cherry Valley, IL, 61016 United States
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Free

Join citizen scientists and prospective citizen scientists in the field to observe and learn how the Echo Meter is used to detect and identify the bats of the summer night. Led by naturalist Barbara Williams we will 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…

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R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.)

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kieselburg Forest Preserve, 5801 Swanson Road, , IL
Roscoe, IL 61073 United States
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  Kieselburg Forest Preserve ~ Scouts Day! R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workdays offer hands-on habitat restoration training – invasive plant removal and native seed collection – plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month 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 R.E.A.P. Workday Volunteers and Scouts will be focused on native seed collection.  This forest preserve is one of five that…

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September 2019

Bat Monitoring

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join citizen scientists and prospective citizen scientists in the field to observe and learn how the Echo Meter is used to detect and identify the bats of the summer night. Led by naturalist Barbara Williams we will 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…

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R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.)

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve, 7901 Kishwaukee Road
Stillman Valley, IL 60184
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  Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workdays offer hands-on habitat restoration training – invasive plant removal and native seed collection – plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month 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 R.E.A.P. Workday Volunteers will be planting nursery plugs at our newest forest preserve. After our work is done, we will take a…

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