Reading in Nature
Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Reading in Nature

The Watershed is teaming up with the Edwardsville Public Library! Visit Watershed Nature Center for some awesome mornings in nature! Enjoy a story reading and activities based on a different theme each session. For ages 6 & up.

Each week we will be discovering a new topic!

Make sure to have appropriate clothing & shoes as we will be doing outdoor activities!

****Due to the heat this Thursday, we will be having Reading in Nature indoors. We have limited space inside! With this in mind, this weeks program requires registration for each child! We apologize for the inconvenience! Please sign up here!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-reading1

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Discovery Day July Prairies!
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day July Prairies!

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about native reptiles and amphibians. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance.

If you are interested in volunteering please sign up here!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-discovery9

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

2nd & 3rd Grad Summer Camp!

Explore all the habitats the Watershed has to offer in this one day camp!

Your child will spend the morning exploring all the different habitats the Watershed Nature Center has to offer! We will be doing many activities to learn about these different ecosystems and the creatures that inhabit them. Activities include dip-netting, microscope examination, field research and much more! 

July 22  9am-12pm

Kids entering 2nd & 3rd Grade

July 23 9am-12pm

Kids entering 4th & 5th Grade

Visit our page for more information!

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Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

4th & 5th Grade Summer Camp!

Explore all the habitats the Watershed has to offer in this one day camp!

Your child will spend the morning exploring all the different habitats the Watershed Nature Center has to offer! We will be doing many activities to learn about these different ecosystems and the creatures that inhabit them. Activities include dip-netting, microscope examination, field research and much more! 

July 22  9am-12pm

Kids entering 2nd & 3rd Grade

July 23 9am-12pm

Kids entering 4th & 5th Grade

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Reading in Nature
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Reading in Nature

The Watershed is teaming up with the Edwardsville Public Library! Visit Watershed Nature Center for some awesome mornings in nature! Enjoy a story reading and activities based on a different theme each session. For ages 6 & up.

Each week we will be discovering a new topic!

Make sure to have appropriate clothing & shoes as we will be doing outdoor activities!

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Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Reading in Nature

The Watershed is teaming up with the Edwardsville Public Library! Visit Watershed Nature Center for some awesome mornings in nature! Enjoy a story reading and activities based on a different theme each session. For ages 6 & up.

Each week we will be discovering a new topic!

Make sure to have appropriate clothing & shoes as we will be doing outdoor activities!

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Reading in Nature

The Watershed is teaming up with the Edwardsville Public Library! Visit Watershed Nature Center for some awesome mornings in nature! Enjoy a story reading and activities based on a different theme each session. For ages 6 & up.

Each week we will be discovering a new topic!

Make sure to have appropriate clothing & shoes as we will be doing outdoor activities!

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day June

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 Team 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. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty!

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Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Reading in Nature

The Watershed is teaming up with the Edwardsville Public Library! Visit Watershed Nature Center for some awesome mornings in nature! Enjoy a story reading and activities based on a different theme each session. For ages 6 & up.

Each week we will be discovering a new topic!

Make sure to have appropriate clothing & shoes as we will be doing outdoor activities!

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Jun
6
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
1
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
30
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
23
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Frog Watch Training: Citizen Science

Love frogs and toads? Love being in nature? You do not need to be an expert to become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer! You just need is an interest in frogs and toads and the willingness to participate in a volunteer training session with a commitment to monitor a site for at least three minutes twice a week throughout the breeding season, February through August.

Visit here to sign up for training at the Watershed!
https://www.stlzoo.org/education/frogwatchusa


FrogWatch USA is AZA's citizen science program and provides individuals, groups, and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads.

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May
16
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day- May

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 Team 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. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
9
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
4
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
2
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

April Discovery Day: Spring Showers

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about seasonal changes and what to expect in spring. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance.

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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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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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 bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day April

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 Team 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. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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Apr
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
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. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Frog Walk

Wade into the Wetlands with a Frog expert at the Watershed Nature Center! Frog Walks start with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We learn to identify frogs and toads based on sight and sound - then we apply our skills in the marsh!

Registration Required: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-frog1


"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Frog Walk

Wade into the Wetlands with a Frog expert at the Watershed Nature Center! Frog Walks start with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We learn to identify frogs and toads based on sight and sound - then we apply our skills in the marsh!

Registration Required: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-frog1


"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Frog Walk

Wade into the Wetlands with a Frog expert at the Watershed Nature Center! Frog Walks start with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We learn to identify frogs and toads based on sight and sound - then we apply our skills in the marsh!

Registration Required: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-frog1


"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day-Migration Matters

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about migrating animals. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance.

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