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    Drop-In/Ongoing Programs at Forest Park Nature Center

    Unless otherwise indicated, donations are requested for all walks and programs. CORE members often receive a discount for programs with a fee. Thank you for your support!

    Yoga with Jean Sloan
    Every Monday • 5:30-6:45 pm • Ages 8+
    Fee: 4 classes for $36, 8 classes for $64 or $10 drop in

    Experience the benefits of yoga in the tranquil setting of Forest Park Nature Center. This beginning class will combine gentle postures, breathing practices and relaxation with an emphasis on self-acceptance and discovery. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or large towel, and refrain from eating a large meal prior to class. Some mats are available for use at the Nature Center. For more information contact Jean at 678-8099. Age: 8+  Fee: $10 drop-in fee; packages also available.

    Old Time Folk and Country Jam
    2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
    3:30-5:00 pm • All ages

    Dust off that guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument and bring it down to the Nature Center for a jam session. Meet other musicians and learn some new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to come, listen and enjoy.

     

    NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER – JUST DROP IN
    Highlight or click on an event in the calendar below for more information.

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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 3/21, 4/11, 5/9, 6/6, 7/18, 8/1 and 9/5, 1-2 pm, All Ages Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome , and the circle is open to … Continued
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    Prairie Wildflower Walks 9:30 am
    Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sa: 7/25 & 8/8 • W: 8/5 & 8/12 9:30 am • Age: 10+ Explore the Tallgrass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois.
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    Prairie Wildflower Walks 9:30 am
    Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sa: 7/25 & 8/8 • W: 8/5 & 8/12 9:30 am • Age: 10+ Explore the Tallgrass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois.
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    Summer Story Time 10:30 am
    Summer Story Time @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
    10:30-11:15 am • Best for ages 4-7 There’s nothing like a good story to remind us that the simple things are often the best! Well, there’s that and more in the Nature Center on select Thursdays this summer. Drop by … Continued
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    Summer Story Time 10:30 am
    Summer Story Time @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
    10:30-11:15 am • Best for ages 4-7 There’s nothing like a good story to remind us that the simple things are often the best! Well, there’s that and more in the Nature Center on select Thursdays this summer. Drop by … Continued
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    Tree ID Walks 1:30 pm
    Tree ID Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sa: 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 1:30 pm  Age: 10+ Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area … Continued
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    Tawny Oaks Prairie Wildflower Walks 10:00 am
    Tawny Oaks Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Tawny Oaks
    Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Tu: 7/21 & 8/18, 10 am Enjoy a naturalist-guided walk through the Peoria Park District’s newest prairie restoration project, the prairie planting at our Tawny Oaks Preserve. We will meet in the parking lot of Tawny Oaks at 10 a.m.
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    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks 9:00 pm
    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks @ Tawny Oaks
    Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    F: 5/22, 6/12, 8/21, 9-10 pm Join us and learn about constellations and how to identify them. There will be a short presentation followed by an easy hike, where a naturalist will point out constellations. We will meet at Tawny … Continued
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    Hummingbird Festival with Vernon Kleen 9:00 am
    Hummingbird Festival with Vernon... @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sa: 8/22 • 9 am-12 pm Vernon Kleen from Springfield (one of the few licensed hummingbird banders in the U.S.) will be on hand to demonstrate hummingbird banding and discuss the fascinating world of hummingbirds. You will have a chance … Continued
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    I Spy Hike: Summer Edition 1:30 pm
    I Spy Hike: Summer Edition @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 8/23 • 1:30 pm Think you’ve seen it all? Join us for an “I Spy” hike through the park and find out what’s hidden along the trails. A great hike for those who want to train their eyes to … Continued
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    Tree ID Walks 1:30 pm
    Tree ID Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sa: 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 1:30 pm  Age: 10+ Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area … Continued
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