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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

 

December 16, 2019

Monday
December
16
All Day

January 25, 2020

Saturday
January
25
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

January 30, 2020

Thursday
January
30
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

December 16, 2019

January 25, 2020

January 30, 2020

December 16, 2019

Trails Closed for the Winter Season
Every winter, The Nature Institute closes its trails at the…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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January 25, 2020

Mighty Mapping Compass Rangers
Have you ever wanted to learn how to read a…
2213 S Levis Lane
Godfrey, Illinois,62035

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January 30, 2020

Greenhouse Volunteer Orientation
Interested in helping out in our Greenhouse? 2019 was a…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday
December
16
All Day

Trails Closed for the Winter Season
Every winter, The Nature Institute closes its trails at the…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

MORE INFORMATION