Oct
1
8:45am 8:45am

Run Wild!

Run Wild! - with the Watershed Nature Center this October 1st for our highly anticipated annual fundraiser run. This is a great opportunity to run or walk our trails while supporting the Watershed Nature Center! The race course contains both paved and natural surfaces for an exciting adventure. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Watershed Nature Center - in our mission to support local environmental recreation, restoration, and education.

Register here or visit our Run Wild! page

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Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

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. 

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Oct
17
10:00am10:00am

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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Oct
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Nov
21
10:00am10:00am

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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Sep
19
10:00am10:00am

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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Sep
9
9:00am 9:00am

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. 

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Aug
15
10:00am10:00am

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.

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Aug
12
8:00am 8:00am

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. 

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Aug
8
11:00am11:00am

Eclipse Workshop

Get Eclipse Ready with the Watershed Nature Center!

Join us for this tremendous opportunity for parents, teachers, families, community leaders, and anyone interested - as we learn about the upcoming eclipse. Open to the public - registration required.

Educator Workshop 10:00 am - 11:00 am
• Learn about the moon phases and how they relate to events like Augusts’ solar eclipse.
• Create your own lunar and solar eclipses with tangible models to learn the differences and understand the mechanics.
• Get a set of solar viewing glasses for your students and learn how to make and use a pinhole camera for the eclipse event.

Family-Friendly Hour 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
• Create your own moon phases from Oreos for a delicious learning model.
• Make an “eclipse dance” and poem as you join NASA fans from across the country in celebrating the eclipse.
• Challenge yourself with math activities to figure out how far away the Moon is from the Earth, how the smaller Moon can cover the Sun, and seeing how fast the eclipse’s shadow will be moving.

Registration Required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-solar

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Jul
25
10:00am10:00am

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.

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Jul
8
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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Jun
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

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/

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Jun
20
10:00am10:00am

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.

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Jun
17
9:00am 9:00am

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. 

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Jun
10
10:00am10:00am

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/

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Jun
10
9:00am 9:00am

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 

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May
27
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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May
25
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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May
20
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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May
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

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. 

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May
18
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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May
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

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. 

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May
16
10:00am10:00am

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.

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May
13
9:00am 9:00am

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

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May
13
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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May
11
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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Apr
29
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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Apr
27
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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Apr
22
7:00am 7:00am

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. 

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