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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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    Winter Wonder Walk 9:30 am
    Winter Wonder Walk @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sa: 1/3 and 1/31 • 9:30 am Watch the wonderful world of winter unfold on this naturalist-guided tour. We will explore animal tracks in the snow and what characteristics animals have to cope with the season. Dress warm!
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    Owl Prowl at Forest Park 6:00 pm
    Owl Prowl at Forest Park @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Tu: 1/6 and 2/3 Ages: 5+ • 6-7 pm Hike into the realm of nocturnal critters. Learn the natural history of our native owls. We will practice our owl calls and everyone will have a chance to “give a hoot.” … Continued
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    Eagles on the Illinois River 10:00 am
    Eagles on the Illinois River @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Sa: 1/10 • 10 am Each year hundreds of bald eagles over-winter in the Illinois River Valley. We dedicate this day to the appreciation of these incredible birds of prey as the Peoria Audubon Society, Wildlife Prairie Park, and Forest … Continued
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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 11/16 and 12/28 – Turtles Su: 12/7 and 1/11 – Insects and Spiders Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant … Continued
    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 1/11 and 2/1 - Insects and Spiders Su: 1/25 and 2/8 - Snakes and Turtles Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant cockroach, and see … Continued
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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 1/17, 2/28, 3/21, 4/11, 5/9 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 the public. No … Continued
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    4th Annual Reverse Science Fair 10:00 am
    4th Annual Reverse Science Fair @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    M: 1/19 • $4/child ($3/CORE member) Ages: Grade School • 10 am-2 pm Keep your kids learning on their day off from school. You bring the kids, and we will set up the experiments. This science fair will have a … Continued
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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 1/11 and 2/1 - Insects and Spiders Su: 1/25 and 2/8 - Snakes and Turtles Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant cockroach, and see … Continued
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    Winter Wonder Walk 9:30 am
    Winter Wonder Walk @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sa: 1/3 and 1/31 • 9:30 am Watch the wonderful world of winter unfold on this naturalist-guided tour. We will explore animal tracks in the snow and what characteristics animals have to cope with the season. Dress warm!