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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 1, 2018

Saturday
December
01
All Day

December 12, 2018

Wednesday
December
12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

December 20, 2018

Thursday
December
20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 1, 2018

December 12, 2018

December 20, 2018

December 1, 2018

Trails Closed for Season
Every winter, The Nature Institute adds a period of rest…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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December 12, 2018

Knee-High Naturalist
Get a head start on nature education with this program…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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December 20, 2018

Astronomy Association Meeting
The Nature Institute invites the public to the TNI Astronomy…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday
December
01
All Day

Trails Closed for Season
Every winter, The Nature Institute adds a period of rest…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

MORE INFORMATION

The Nature Institute
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