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Thu 24

Mindfulness in Nature

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 26

Walk For Wellbeing

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sat 26

Science Saturday: The Dirt on Dirt

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 29

Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States

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May 2018

Science Saturday: The Dirt on Dirt

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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It’s all happening beneath our feet!  Most of the time we take the ground we walk on for granted, but when you leave this month’s Science Saturday, you will have a much greater appreciation for the importance of soil and what you can do to keep it alive. Come explore and get dirty with us as we dig deeper into the science of dirt! This is a drop in program, come when you can; stay as long as you like!

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Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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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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June 2018

Drum Circle

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Connect to the rhythms of nature that surround us, in close community with other drummers, bringing enhanced wellness to your life experience. Community hand drumming has been found to yield significant health benefits, such as boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety, even promoting physical and emotional healing. By synchronizing the various areas of the brain, drumming can actually improve one’s intellectual capacity. Weather-permitting, we’ll drum outdoors. If you can, please bring a hand drum or other rhythm…

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Readings from the Rookery

June 8 @ 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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Conservation Crew Restoration Day

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Because invasive species pose one of the most significant threats to nature in our time, vegetation management is a crucial step in the conservation of our natural areas. And you can help! Spend an invigorating morning (or several!) as a member of the Severson Dells Conservation Crew, working alongside fellow volunteers to remove invasive species from the woods. Weather permitting, we may make a cheerful fire of the brush that we cut. We work from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.…

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Creek Walk

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon exploring Hall Creek with Severson Dells naturalist, Ellen Rathbone, as we look for crayfish and other critters that call this stream home. Be prepared to get wet during this watery, muddy adventure! Space is limited. Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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Readings from the Rookery

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 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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Conservation Crew Restoration Day

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Because invasive species pose one of the most significant threats to nature in our time, vegetation management is a crucial step in the conservation of our natural areas. And you can help! Spend an invigorating morning (or several!) as a member of the Severson Dells Conservation Crew, working alongside fellow volunteers to remove invasive species from the woods. Weather permitting, we may make a cheerful fire of the brush that we cut. We work from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.…

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Outdoor Yoga

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Enjoy an evening of traditional yoga, both relaxing and invigorating, punctuated with periods of relaxation and brief, guided meditation. Weather permitting, the session will be held outdoors under an open sky. Bring a yoga mat (suitable for outdoor use) and drinking water. Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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Science Saturday- Life Under Water

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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A healthy stream or pond is full of all sorts of life.  Come learn about some of the incredible creatures that inhabit these watery worlds. Plan on getting a little wet during some explorations of the pond and stream! This is an open house style event, so feel free to show up any time between 10am and 2pm.

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July 2018

Readings from the Rookery

July 13 @ 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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Conservation Crew Restoration Day

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Because invasive species pose one of the most significant threats to nature in our time, vegetation management is a crucial step in the conservation of our natural areas. And you can help! Spend an invigorating morning (or several!) as a member of the Severson Dells Conservation Crew, working alongside fellow volunteers to remove invasive species from the woods. Weather permitting, we may make a cheerful fire of the brush that we cut. We work from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.…

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Outdoor Yoga

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Enjoy an evening of traditional yoga, both relaxing and invigorating, punctuated with periods of relaxation and brief, guided meditation. Weather permitting, the session will be held outdoors under an open sky. Bring a yoga mat (suitable for outdoor use) and drinking water. Come for evening yoga and stay for the night hike that follows! Capacity is limited. Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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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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Free

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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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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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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