16 Dec

Trails Closed for Winter

Saturday December 16 - Monday April 01    
All Day
Each winter The Nature Institute closes the trails allowing for large scale trail maintenance. The closure of our trails also provides a less stressful winter [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tuesday March 05    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 - 5. Registration is offered by the month only, single class registrations [...]
Discovery Nature Club: Creatures & Cryptids

Discovery Nature Club: Creatures & Cryptids

Tuesday March 05    
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 [...]
Knee High Naturalists

Knee High Naturalists

Wednesday March 06    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Put on some boots and bring your sense of exploration! This program is designed for children ages 2 - 5 accompanied by an adult. Participants [...]
Kids Night Out: Pleased to Eat You

Kids Night Out: Pleased to Eat You

Friday March 08    
4:00 pm - 7:00 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 [...]
Trivia Night Fundraiser

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Saturday March 09    
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Who doesn’t love a night of trivia? Join us for a classic game of trivia spanning 10 different categories. Take a bid on a silent [...]
Roaming Naturalists

Roaming Naturalists

Tuesday March 12    
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Roaming Naturalists is a monthly hike designed for adults that want to learn more about the natural world. Topics will range from birds to plants [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tuesday March 12    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 - 5. Registration is offered by the month only, single class registrations [...]
Frog Walk

Frog Walk

Saturday March 16    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Let’s hop over to our ponds to find some frogs! Join guest naturalist, Paul Shetley, to search for frogs and toads on the preserve. The [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tuesday March 19    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 - 5. Registration is offered by the month only, single class registrations [...]
Discovery Nature Club: Creatures & Cryptids

Discovery Nature Club: Creatures & Cryptids

Tuesday March 19    
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 [...]
ECO Homeschool Adventure: Wonderful Water Cycles

ECO Homeschool Adventure: Wonderful Water Cycles

Wednesday March 20    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Calling all homeschool families! This new program offering takes place the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10 - 11:30 am. Lessons may include hikes, [...]
ECO Homeschool Adventures: Population Problems (6th - 12th)

ECO Homeschool Adventures: Population Problems (6th - 12th)

Wednesday March 20    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program is geared towards students in 6th – 12th grade that are learning from home. Unlike the younger group of ECO Homeschool Adventures, this is [...]
22 Mar

Honeysuckle Sweep - Volunteer Workday

Friday March 22    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join up with our stewardship team and other volunteers to clear out honeysuckle and other invasive species at The Nature Institute. This workday is scheduled [...]
Telescope Night

Telescope Night

Sunday March 24    
7:00 pm - 9:00 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 [...]
Moonlight Hike

Moonlight Hike

Monday March 25    
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
FULL MOON HIKE Join us on a night hike through the woods. On the trails of the Mississippi Sanctuary and Olin Nature Preserve the terrain [...]
Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tiny Trekkers: Creature Features

Tuesday March 26    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tiny Trekkers is a once a week drop off program for ages 3 - 5. Registration is offered by the month only, single class registrations [...]
ECO Homeschool Adventure: Wonderful Water Cycles

ECO Homeschool Adventure: Wonderful Water Cycles

Wednesday March 27    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Calling all homeschool families! This new program offering takes place the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10 - 11:30 am. Lessons may include hikes, [...]
Outdoor Edventure Day: April Fools Day Fun!

Outdoor Edventure Day: April Fools Day Fun!

Monday April 01    
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 [...]
Discovery Nature Club: Earth Day Celebration

Discovery Nature Club: Earth Day Celebration

Tuesday April 02    
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 [...]