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Due to a restoration period, TNI trails will be closed December 1st through March 31st, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.
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    Talahi Lodge
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    Kemp and Cora Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary

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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. 
Meet the Team

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

December 1, 2017

Friday
December
01
All Day

January 20, 2018

Saturday
January
20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

January 29, 2018

Monday
January
29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 1, 2017

January 20, 2018

January 29, 2018

December 1, 2017

Trails closed December through April 1, 2018
Starting December 1st, TNI trails will be closed for public…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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January 20, 2018

Outdoor Survival Workshop
Do you know what to do to survive without modern…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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January 29, 2018

D.E.E.R. Speaker Series- John M. Olin History
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

Friday
December
01
All Day

Trails closed December through April 1, 2018
Starting December 1st, TNI trails will be closed for public…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

MORE INFORMATION

The Nature Institute