Family Nature Adventures 2024

This free admission, family themed and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) event is great for all ages where they enjoy exploring the 721-acre wildlife refuge, Nygren Wetland Preserve, owned by Natural Land Institute. Learning stations feature experiences and activities...

Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike 2024

Above photo by Robert Clark. We regret to announce that Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike scheduled for Jan. 25 has been canceled due to expected rain and unsafe conditions at the preserve with the recent snow, ice and rain. Wander at the Wetland,...

Rockton Pelican Fest 2023

Celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. A free family friendly event in downtown Rockton, Ill. and at nearby Nygren Wetland Preserve (starting at the wildlife overlook, 3714 W. Rockton Rd.) Together,...

Family Nature Adventures

Discover Nature All Around You! Kids earn a Junior Naturalist Badge. 13 Learning Stations. Family Fun. Guided Prairie Tours. Wagon Rides. Bring the whole family, come with grandkids, or come on your own to this free family friendly event that will get you exploring...

Family Nature Adventures

NLI’s Summer Outdoor Adventure Series Returns! For the second year, Natural Land Institute will present Family Nature Adventures, a virtual and outdoor adventure series that runs seven weeks and can be done at any time and from anywhere. There are no geographic...
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