Nature Center

Galesburg Community Nature Center

1033 South Lake Storey Road

2nd Saturday of the Month Programs:
Fish and Aquatic Creatures
Date:  Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time:  9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location:  Lakeside Nature Center
               1033 South Lake Storey Road
Fee:  Free
Join the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department for lake exploration as we discuss the aquatic habitat.  Dress for the weather.  Special thanks to the Department of Natural Resources - Fisheries.
2017 Summer Camps
Session Dates:  June 7 - July 19, 2017
     (Nature camps will not meet on July 5, 2017.)
Camp Coordinator:  Cindy Barshinger
Fee:  $80.00 per camper ($90.00 after April 10, 2017)
Registration starts Monday, March 13, 2017 and is on a first come, first served basis.  Payment must be made at the time of registration.  Phone reservations are not accepted.
Wiggly Worms (4-6 year olds)
Wednesdays - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Adventure Seekers (6-9 year olds, or youth that have completed K-3rd Grade)
Wednesdays - noon-2:00 p.m.
IDNR Resource Trunks Available
The City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department has been selected as a host site for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources resource trunks and a Field Trip pack.  These are great teaching tools for educators to use with their students.  Trunk contents are correlated to the Illinois Learning Standards.  These can be utilized by classroom teachers, school clubs, after school programs, youth groups, home-school educators, conservation groups, day care centers, religious groups, day care centers, camps and more.
Available Nature Resource Trunks:
  -Aquatic Illinois Trunk
  -Illinois Birds Trunk
  -Illinois Insects and Spiders Trunk
  -Illinois Invasive Species Trunk
  -Illinois Tree Trunk
  -Illinois Wild Mammals Trunk
  -People and Animals from Illinois' Past Trunk
  -Field Trip Pack for Early Childhood Educators
  -Amphibian and Reptile Field Trip Pack.
Call 309/345-3683 to reserve a free Nature Resource Trunk today. 
The Galesburg Nature Center opened in April 2013.  The City has many partners in making Galesburg's only Nature Center come together.  In 2011, several Knox College students helped to design a logo and a new roof was installed.  Other upgrades such as the installation of electricity, a painted exterior and new windows and doors.  In 2012, a habitat garden was started.  Special thanks to Brian Davidson and Unique Landscaping, grants from the Galesburg Community Foundation and Ronald McDonald's House Charities made this possible.  The grants also provided initial supplies for the Nature Center.  The City is working on upgrading the Nature Center. 
Lakeside Nature Center Shelter
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