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About the Nature Institute

 

The Nature Institute (TNI) is a non-profit land conservation and environmental education organization based in Godfrey, IL. Since its founding in 1980, The Nature Institute’s board and staff have worked to foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world through preservation, restoration, and education.

Each summer TNI hosts a premier camp for children pre-K through 6th grade and welcomes more that 8,000 area students on field trips throughout the year. TNI also owns and manages more than 450 acres of protected land, such as the Olin Nature Preserve, the Mississippi Sanctuary, the Kemp and Cora Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary, and the Heartland Prairie Project at Gordon Moore Park. These natural areas provide unique places for the public to experience the diversity of the Riverbend area with its hardwood forests, prairies, and wetlands.

History

 

TNI is rich in land and history. We have a strong sense of pride in our past and community which is why it’s important to us to share these resources. 
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Accolades

 

Through preservation, restoration, and education we have graciously been awarded the Heartlands Conservancy’s Green Leaf Award for Youth Education 2015. 
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Team

 

We have an unbelievably hard-working and dedicated group of staff members and volunteers that continue to make The Nature Institute flourish. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

April 29, 2017

Saturday
April
29
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

April 30, 2017

Sunday
April
30
8:00 am - 9:00 am

May 5, 2017

Friday
May
05
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 29, 2017

April 30, 2017

May 5, 2017

April 29, 2017

6th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival
Due to the rainy week forecast, this event has been…
400 Landmarks Blvd
Alton, IL,62002

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April 30, 2017

Migration Bird Hike
Listen for many migrating songbirds on TNI property. Moderate walking…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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May 5, 2017

Nature Brews Cask Release Night
The Nature Institute and Old Bakery Beer Co. are teaming…
400 Landmarks Blvd
Alton, IL,62002

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday
April
29
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

6th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival
Due to the rainy week forecast, this event has been…
400 Landmarks Blvd
Alton, IL,62002

MORE INFORMATION