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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

 

August 22, 2017

Tuesday
August
22
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

August 26, 2017

Saturday
August
26
9:00 am - 11:15 am

August 28, 2017

Monday
August
28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 22, 2017

August 26, 2017

August 28, 2017

August 22, 2017

Heartland Prairie Walk
Join us at Heartland Prairie at Gordon Moore Park in…
4550 College Ave
Alton, IL,62002

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August 26, 2017

Creek Stomp- FULL
This hike is full. Registration is now closed. Take a…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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August 28, 2017

D.E.E.R. Speaker Series- Composting
D.E.E.R (Discovery, Education, Environmental Research) is a speaker series catered…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday
August
22
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Heartland Prairie Walk
Join us at Heartland Prairie at Gordon Moore Park in…
4550 College Ave
Alton, IL,62002

MORE INFORMATION