Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

Solar Power Hour

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that does training and education around renewable energy, works with local organizations to schedule and facilitate a number of 1-hour-long Solar Power Hours around the community. These events help interested home and business owners determine whether solar is right for them. We’ll go over the basics of solar, market trends, financials, how to tell if your site is ready for solar, and how to participate in the Solar Glen Carbon & Madison County.

Get Free Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watershed-nature-center-power-hour-solarize-mcgc-tickets-35328917744

Learn More: http://www.growsolar.org/

Jul
8
8:00 am08:00

Restoration Day

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats, and countless species of native plants and wildlife. Restoration Day is a tremendous way to deepen your connection to our environment while giving back to your favorite local park. 

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Committee leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park.

Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Discovery Day - Prairies

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. There will be special activities designed for young explorers, ages 3-12.

Jul
25
10:00 am10:00

Wilderness Walk

Join us for a guided tour along the trails led by Master Naturalist and retired teacher, Judy. Take in the gorgeous vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed wilderness! All ages, no registration required.

Aug
12
8:00 am08:00

Restoration Day

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats, and countless species of native plants and wildlife. Restoration Day is a tremendous way to deepen your connection to our environment while giving back to your favorite local park. 

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Committee leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. 

Aug
15
10:00 am10:00

Wilderness Walk

Join us for a guided tour along the trails led by Master Naturalist and retired teacher, Judy. Take in the gorgeous vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed wilderness! All ages, no registration required.

Aug
26
9:00 am09:00

Discovery Day - Bug Land

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. There will be special activities designed for young explorers, ages 3-12.

Sep
9
9:00 am09:00

Restoration Day

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats, and countless species of native plants and wildlife. Restoration Day is a tremendous way to deepen your connection to our environment while giving back to your favorite local park. 

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Committee leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. 

Sep
23
10:00 am10:00

Discovery Day - Trees & Leaves

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. There will be special activities designed for young explorers, ages 3-12.

Oct
14
9:00 am09:00

Restoration Day

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats, and countless species of native plants and wildlife. Restoration Day is a tremendous way to deepen your connection to our environment while giving back to your favorite local park. 

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Committee leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. 


Jun
20
10:00 am10:00

Wilderness Walk

Join us for a guided tour along the trails led by Master Naturalist and retired teacher, Judy. Take in the gorgeous vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed wilderness! All ages, no registration required.

Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

Madison County Garden Tour

Visit 8 beautiful private gardens and the gardens that have distinguished themselves by the quality of their landscaping and gardens as judged by University of Illinois Master Gardeners of Madison County. The tour begins at the historic 1820 Stephenson House. The gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders. The annual Garden Tour Market, which features a variety of plants and garden items, will also take place at the Stephenson House.

Tickets will be available at the Watershed Nature Center on June 17th and there will be a container raffle from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour - children under 10 are free. For more information contact 618-344-4230. 

Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Watershed at Route 66 Fest

Join the Watershed for the 20th Route 66 Fest - we will have a table and be ready to meet the community! Come talk to us about what a Watershed is and why it is important, learn about volunteer and membership opportunities, and much more!

More info: http://www.edwardsvilleroute66.com/

Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

Restoration Day

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats, and countless species of native plants and wildlife. Restoration Day is a tremendous way to deepen your connection to our environment while giving back to your favorite local park. 

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Committee leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. 

Volunteer Registration: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-restoration3 

Jun
3
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk - Birding for Jack

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

May
27
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

May
25
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

May
20
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

May
18
6:00 pm18:00

Nature & Photography - Day Two

Join locally legendary photographer, Scott Evers, for Nature and Photography - a two night photography workshop, May 17th & 18th from 6:00-9:00 PM - geared towards beginner and intermediate photographers.There will be a special focus on learning how your camera works, getting proper exposures, and understanding composition to create amazing images. Please bring a camera, photography equipment, and owner’s manual - tripod optional. Registration Closed - Email aya@watershednc.org to be added to the waiting list. 

May
18
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Photography & Nature

Join locally legendary photographer, Scott Evers, for Nature and Photography - a two night photography workshop, May 17th & 18th from 6:00-9:00 PM - geared towards beginner and intermediate photographers.There will be a special focus on learning how your camera works, getting proper exposures, and understanding composition to create amazing images. Please bring a camera, photography equipment, and owner’s manual - tripod optional. The cost is $50 for the workshop and each participant must register separately.

Registeration Closed - Email aya@watershednc.org to be added to the waiting list. 

May
16
10:00 am10:00

Wilderness Walk

Join us for a guided tour along the trails led by Master Naturalist and retired teacher, Judy. Take in the gorgeous vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed wilderness! All ages, no registration required.

May
13
9:00 am09:00

Restoration Day

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats, and countless species of native plants and wildlife. Restoration Day is a tremendous way to deepen your connection to our environment while giving back to your favorite local park. 

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Committee leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. 

RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-restoration2

May
13
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

May
11
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

Apr
29
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

Apr
27
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. 

Apr
22
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the wild bird world. 

Apr
20
7:00 am07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the wild bird world. 

Apr
18
10:00 am10:00

Wilderness Walk

Join us for a guided tour along the trails led by Master Naturalist and retired teacher, Judy. Take in the gorgeous vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed wilderness! All ages, no registration required.

Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Frog Walk

Are you ready to have an amazing adventure at your favorite local park? It is time for our annual Frog Walk! Follow one of our frog specialists into the marsh - where we will identify frogs based on sound and sight. While we have some boots and flashlights available at the Watershed Nature Center - we recommend that you bring these items and dress to get messy. The cost for adults is $10 and $5 for children under twelve. Registation Closed. 

Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Restoration Day

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitats, and countless species of native plants and wildlife. Restoration Day is a tremendous way to deepen your connection to our environment while giving back to your favorite local park. 

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Committee leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park.

Volunteer Sign-Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-restoration1

Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Frog Walk

Are you ready to have an amazing adventure at your favorite local park? It is time for our annual Frog Walk! Follow one of our frog specialists into the marsh - where we will identify frogs based on sound and sight. While we have some boots and flashlights available at the Watershed Nature Center - we recommend that you bring these items and dress to get messy. The cost for adults is $10 and $5 for children under twelve. 
Registration Closed.

Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Frog Walk

Are you ready to have an amazing adventure at your favorite local park? It is time for our annual Frog Walk! Follow one of our frog specialists into the marsh - where we will identify frogs based on sound and sight. While we have some boots and flashlights available at the Watershed Nature Center - we recommend that you bring these items and dress to get messy. The cost for adults is $10 and $5 for children under twelve. Registration Closed.