Nature Center

Galesburg Community Nature Center

1033 South Lake Storey Road

  
2nd Saturday of the Month Programs:
 
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Lakeside Nature Center Buzzing About Bees and Insects
Date:  Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time:  9:00-11:00 a.m.
Site:  Lakeside Nature Center, 1033 S. Lake Storey Road
Fee:  FREE
 
What's the buzz about bees?  Special guest, Margarita Patton will be available to explain how valuable honey bees are for pollinators.  Participants will search for incredible insects in the habitat garden. Bring your bug catcher!
 
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Third Annual Monarch Migration Festival
Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Site:  Lakeside Nature Center, 1033 South Lake Storey Road
 
Join us for Monarch butterfly tagging and release, pollinator parade, talks on pollinators and habitat building, hands-on-activities, story time in the garden, prairie plants, vendors, food, and live music.  Free admission.  Rain or shine!
 
 
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2017 Summer Camps
Session Dates:  June 7 - July 19, 2017
Camp Coordinator:  Cindy Barshinger
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.
 
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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. 
 
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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. 
 
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Lakeside Nature Center Shelter
 
 
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