• Talahi Lodge – The Education Center

    Talahi Lodge
    This is the education center.

  • Kemp and Cora Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary

    Kemp and Cora Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary

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OUR MISSION

The Nature Institute works to foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world through preservation, restoration, and education.

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 about 400 children, grades pre-K through 6th, for Discovery Day Camp, a premier, ACA, nature day camp. Every school year, more than 8,000 area students visit TNI for field trips, including high school and college students. 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

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December 9, 2021

Thursday
December
09
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 10, 2021

Friday
December
10
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 18, 2021

Saturday
December
18
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

December 9, 2021

Discovery Nature Club

December 10, 2021

Kids Night Out: Forbidden Treks

December 18, 2021

Moonlight Hike

December 9, 2021

Discovery Nature Club
This program is designed for 1st-5th grade students and is…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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December 10, 2021

Kids Night Out: Forbidden Treks
Need an evening off? Join us for a Kids Night…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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December 18, 2021

Moonlight Hike
FULL MOON HIKE December 18th - 7:30pm Join us on…
2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL,62035

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