Environmental organization to spread holiday cheer with upcoming events

November 25, 2015- A “Candy Cane Challenge”, winter wreath making, a Christmas moon lit hike and more; friends, family, scout groups and the public are welcome to join The Nature Institute (TNI) in celebrating the 2015 holiday season with their upcoming December events.

TNI, located at 2213 South Levis Lane in Godfrey, Ill, is offering many winter events, some free, starting with the 1st annual “Candy Cane Challenge” on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. This orienteering event is for those that enjoy exploring the woodlands with a GPS or compass. Individuals, partners and groups are invited to test their teamwork by completing the event’s challenges. This event is $5 per person.

The object of the “Candy Cane Challenge” is for participants to move through a series of points identified on a TNI map and return to the finish line. This sport involves endurance, ingenuity and decision making. This challenge is for any one, regardless of age or experience. Courses will be offered to beginners as well as the advanced. Guests may go out on their own or may compete in any of the following challenges: correctly obtain all five color coded canes while correctly deciphering clues, find the most candy canes, fastest time, correctly answer the most questions in the environmental quiz or complete two road blocks properly. MORE