Events Calendar
Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tuesday October 04    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 – 5. Preschoolers will explore our 450 acre preserve through hands-on experiences [...]
Knee High Naturalists

Knee High Naturalists

Wednesday October 05    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Put on some boots and bring your sense of exploration. This program is designed for preschool aged children (3 – 5 years old) accompanied by [...]
Discovery Nature Club: Food Chain

Discovery Nature Club: Food Chain

Thursday October 06    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Discovery Nature Club is an after school drop-off program for elementary students (1st – 5th grade). This fall, students will meet bi-weekly to explore the [...]
Sunset and S'mores

Sunset and S'mores

Thursday October 06    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a relaxing evening by the fire at The Nature Institute. We’ll take a leisurely twilight hike, followed by s’mores over the fire. [...]
Moonlight Hike

Moonlight Hike

Sunday October 09    
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
FULL MOON HIKE October 9 - 8:00pm Join us on a night hike through the woods. On the trails of the Mississippi Sanctuary and Olin [...]
Outdoor EDventure Day: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

Outdoor EDventure Day: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

Monday October 10    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This drop off program provides a single camp day for students when schools are closed. Morning snack is included in the program pricing. Spaces are [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tuesday October 11    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 – 5. Preschoolers will explore our 450 acre preserve through hands-on experiences [...]
Heartland Prairie Hike

Heartland Prairie Hike

Tuesday October 11    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us at Heartland Prairie at Gordon Moore Park in Alton for these bimonthly hikes, held on every second and fourth Tuesday April through October. [...]
Field Guides: Fungi

Field Guides: Fungi

Thursday October 13    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Field Guides is a bi-weekly after school drop-off program for middle and high school students. This fall, students will be delving deep into the topic [...]
Yoga and Hike

Yoga and Hike

Saturday October 15    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Nature Institute is partnering with Brick City Yoga to bring you a relaxing morning out in nature. Join us for a 60 minute hike [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tuesday October 18    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 – 5. Preschoolers will explore our 450 acre preserve through hands-on experiences [...]
Discovery Nature Club: Food Chain

Discovery Nature Club: Food Chain

Thursday October 20    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Discovery Nature Club is an after school drop-off program for elementary students (1st – 5th grade). This fall, students will meet bi-weekly to explore the [...]
Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Friday October 21    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join The Nature Institute for a magical evening of Halloween fun!  This family-friendly event will include a self-guided hike, face painting, timed star shows in [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tiny Trekkers: Fall

Tuesday October 25    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 – 5. Preschoolers will explore our 450 acre preserve through hands-on experiences [...]
Heartland Prairie Hike

Heartland Prairie Hike

Tuesday October 25    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us at Heartland Prairie at Gordon Moore Park in Alton for these bimonthly hikes, held on every second and fourth Tuesday April through October. [...]
Telescope Night

Telescope Night

Tuesday October 25    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Have an old telescope laying around, but never use it?  Always wanted to look at the universe through a telescope, but don’t own one?  You [...]
Field Guides: Fungi

Field Guides: Fungi

Thursday October 27    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Field Guides is a bi-weekly after school drop-off program for middle and high school students. This fall, students will be delving deep into the topic [...]
Kids Night Out: Explore

Kids Night Out: Explore

Friday October 28    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Need an evening off? Join us for a Kids Night Out! This 3 hour drop off program includes dinner and an evening of fun for [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Animal Superpowers

Tiny Trekkers: Animal Superpowers

Tuesday November 01    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 – 5. Preschoolers will explore our 450 acre preserve through hands-on experiences [...]
Knee High Naturalists

Knee High Naturalists

Wednesday November 02    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Put on some boots and bring your sense of exploration. This program is designed for preschool aged children (3 – 5 years old) accompanied by [...]