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Our 2020 calendar of events is taking shape. We have some exciting new outings planned in addition to our signature events of Camp Casper, Potluck and Program Series, Moonlight Frog Walk, and Meteors on the Mound.  Scroll through and mark your calendars today!

February 2020

Snowshoe Hike & Cross Country Ski at Wapello

Explore the trails of Wapello by snowshoe or ski and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with the Friends of Wapello. With a nice layer of snow, wildlife tracks can be seen and traced around their habitat. The Friends of Wapello is a volunteer, civic organization created to promote, develop, and interpret the natural and archaeological resources of the Wapello Reserve so that they may be shared with this and future generations. You will have the opportunity to meet them and ask questions about the exciting things going on at Wapello. This event is weather permitting.  Free and RSVP’s not needed.

March 2020

Woodcock Walk at Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary

Woodcocks, also known as timberdoodles, are one of nature’s earliest signs of spring. Learn how the woodcock dances in the sky and on the ground to attract a mate. The Valley of Eden short grassland habitat is thriving with wildlife of all kinds and we invite you to join us in viewing the sunset showing of woodcocks and other wildlife in their home. Meet by the kiosk for an introduction before we start down the trail. Rain/snowdate is April 2nd. Free and RSVP’s not needed.

April 2020

May 2020

iNaturalist Workshop

Learn how the popular nature app, iNaturalist, can help you learn about nature. By recording your nature observations on iNat, you’re creating research quality data for scientists to use around the world. This online community will help you identify and understand the environment around you. Check it out at https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/about. We will start indoors in the JDCF Conference room, then we will practice using the app outside at Schurmeier Teach Forest, just south of Elizabeth. Bring your smartphone, digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop with charging cords. Jess Hepker, JDCF’s Outreach and Education Manager, will walk you through the basics and show you how to make observations with iNat. Please note that a second session will be offered from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Limited seats available. RSVP your session preference to educator@nulljdcf.org

 

July 2020

iNaturalist Workshop

Learn how the popular nature app, iNaturalist, can help you learn about nature. By recording your nature observations on iNat, you’re creating research quality data for scientists to use around the world. This online community will help you identify and understand the environment around you. Check it out at https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/about. We will start indoors in the JDCF Conference room, then we will practice using the app outside at Schurmeier Teach Forest, just south of Elizabeth. Bring your smartphone, digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop with charging cords. Jess Hepker, JDCF’s Outreach and Education Manager, will walk you through the basics and show you how to make observations with iNat. Please note that a second session will be offered from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Limited seats available. RSVP your session preference to educator@nulljdcf.org

September 2020

iNaturalist Workshop

Learn how the popular nature app, iNaturalist, can help you learn about nature. By recording your nature observations on iNat, you’re creating research quality data for scientists to use around the world. This online community will help you identify and understand the environment around you. Check it out at https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/about. We will start indoors in the JDCF Conference room, then we will practice using the app outside at Schurmeier Teach Forest, just south of Elizabeth. Bring your smartphone, digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop with charging cords. Jess Hepker, JDCF’s Outreach and Education Manager, will walk you through the basics and show you how to make observations with iNat. Please note that a second session will be offered from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Limited seats available. RSVP your session preference to educator@nulljdcf.org

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Elizabeth, Illinois 61028

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Elizabeth, Illinois 61028-0216

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