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...

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,...

Rockton Pelican Fest

Celebrate Pelicans and the Community with Family and Friends Free Admission Check out and download the: Rockton Pelican Fest 2022 Map & Activities Brochure. JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery, the Viillage of Rockton, Sinnissippi Audubon Society, and Natural Land...

Fall Prairie Harvest Day

Collecting Seeds is Fun! NLI will hold Fall Prairie Harvest Day, on Sat., Oct. 2, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Road, Rockton Ill.  Individuals of all ages, families, and groups are invited to collect seeds from native prairie...

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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