Apr
26
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
28
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
28
10:00 AM10:00

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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May
3
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
5
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
10
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
12
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
12
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

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
15
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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May
17
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
19
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
24
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
26
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
26
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Wonderful Wetlands

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 the importance and functions of wetlands. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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May
31
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
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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Jun
7
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
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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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

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
14
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
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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Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Jun
21
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
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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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Reptiles + Amphibians

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. 

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Jun
28
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
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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Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

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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Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Prairie Time

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 the functions and benefits of Illinois prairies. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

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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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Bugs + Insects

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 bugs and insects. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

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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Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - A Woodland Wilderness

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 the benefits and functions of another native illinois habitat: the woods. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Run Wild! 5K

Stay tuned for more information about our highly anticipated annual 5K Fundraiser! We will be announcing exciting changes to the 2018 year that you don't want to miss. If you are interested in talking to someone about sponsorship or volunteering - email info@watershednc.org. 

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Restoration Day

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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Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Nocturnal Nights

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 the creatures of the night. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

FrogWatch - Training

FrogWatch starts with a presentation to train volunteers on the identification of toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We then go out to the field to collect and record data for our citizen science collaboration. This is a great chance for frog walk participants to take their skills to the next level and make a difference in the lives of local amphibians. 

Registration Required: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-frogwatch 

"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
21
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 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"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
19
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
17
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

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
14
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
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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"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
12
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
7
2:00 PM14:00

FrogWatch - Training

FrogWatch starts with a presentation to train volunteers on the identification of toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We then go out to the field to collect and record data for our citizen science collaboration. This is a great chance for frog walk participants to take their skills to the next level and make a difference in the lives of local amphibians. 

Registration Required: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-frogwatch 

"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
7
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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"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 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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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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"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
24
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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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

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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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Amazing Adaptations

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 the amazing adaptations of local animals. The special focus will be understanding how animals used their adaptations to interact with their environment. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Feb
20
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Great Backyard Bird Count - Watch

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

We invite you to participate! The GBBC Watch at Watershed will allow you to participate in the Bird Count with a network of new and experienced citizen scientists and local birders.  

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Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Globe at Night

Globe at Night is one of our newest citizen science programs at Watershed! It is run by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and is a partnership with SIUE - inviting participants to monitor light pollution by measuring the brightness of the night sky in their community. This event will be open to the first 25 individuals - $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. 

Registration: https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=f0d85ad6-0518-4fb8-aa98-fe75bd40f971

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Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Great Backyard Bird Count - Training

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. The GBBC Training will prepare you to be a citizen scientist and help local birds - by covering the watch procedure, data entry, networking with local birders, and more. Learn tips from lifelong birders, make new friends, and explore the Watershed during our annual GBBC! 
 

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

Our first Restoration Day of the year will start at 9:00 AM with a brief presentation on prescribed burning - led by our Restoration Coordinator, Tom, in the Welcome Center. We will then head out onto the field, weather permitting, to do burn preparation work.

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Busy Winter Birds

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 busy winter birds. The special focus will be birds and how they interact with their winter habitats. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Dec
16
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas Bird Count

Audubon's 118th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted this season!

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It's not just a species tally—all birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day.

Local Birder, Russ Reed, will lead this group, meeting at 8:00 AM at the Interpretation Center at the Watershed Nature Center. You're welcome to participate in the Watershed portion of the walk only - or follow local birders to the various locations to further contribute to the citizen science data collection.

Date: 12/16/17
Time: 8:00 AM
Cost: Free
Purpose: Citizen Science
Link: http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count

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Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Watershed Wilderness on a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Globe at Night

Globe at Night is one of our newest citizen science programs at Watershed! It is run by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and is a partnership with SIUE - inviting participants to monitor light pollution by measuring the brightness of the night sky in their community. This event will be open to the first 25 individuals - $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. 

Registration: https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=f0d85ad6-0518-4fb8-aa98-fe75bd40f971

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Candlelight Yoga

You are invited to join Donna Bartley, 200 YTT, for Candlelight Restorative Yoga at the Watershed Nature Center. We will meet at the Welcome Center at 6:00 PM and enjoy a quarter mile walking meditation into Kay's Grove - an open space, surrounded by trees, featuring our Bird Blind & Bubbler. 

Please, bring battery operated candles if you have them and dress approprately for a short walk on a mulch trail, and any weather conditions. Additionally, bring any yoga props that you might need. This is a donation based class - and while participants are not obligated to make a donation, any proceeds generated will be split between the Watershed Nature Center and the instructor. 

Questions: info@watershednc.org

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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteer Open House

Watershed Nature Center volunteers are the life force of our mission - allowing us to continuously invest in environmental education, restoration, and recreation for the greater Edwardsville area. We are always expanding our volunteer team. Currently, we are developing our potential as a learning campus and are especially in need of retired teachers, student teachers, and individuals with similar areas of expertise to help us host field trips and special events. Stop by the Welcome Center for our Volunteer Open House to learn more!

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