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Wed 26

Yoga Among the Trees

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Fri 28

Readings from the Rookery

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sat 29

Walk With Swedes

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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July 2019

Bat Monitoring

July 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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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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Canoe Convoy

July 15 @ 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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R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.)

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Severson Dells Resource Center and Nursery, 8274 Montague Road
Winnebago, 61102
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  Natural Resource Habitat Restoration Center Severson Dells 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 busy in the native nursery! After our work is done, we will…

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Family Golf at Atwood Homestead

July 21 @ 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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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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