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In the Outdoors (Free Nature Programs)

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FREE NATURE PROGRAM SESSIONS CONTINUE AT ATWOOD PARK-- Rockford Park District's Atwood Center invites all ages to experience In the Outdoors presented by Rock River Disposal, a series of free in-person activities held select Saturdays through September 18, 2021, rain or shine, at 334-acre Seth B. Atwood Park, 2685 New Milford School Rd., Rockford, IL. Bring the entire family for a few hours of fun experiencing and learning about nature and aspects of the park through the variety of two-hour outdoor programs. The September, 2021 session information follows:

September 18, 2021   1-3 pm   Here We Go, A-Fossiling - Illinois used to look very different, and clues from the past exist in the limestone that creates the bedrock of Seth B. Atwood Park. Learn about the different types of fossils found in this area, and go fossil-hunting in the park’s limestone areas.

        Advance registrations are highly recommended for each In the Outdoors session; please register at www.atwoodpark.org/programs. This series is one of many free family-friendly activities offered by the Rockford Park District for the community to enjoy.

        Safety has been and will continue to be a top priority for the Rockford Park District. The District has worked with and followed guidelines from the CDC, IDPH, Restore Illinois, and local health officials to develop procedures and protocols to ensure a fun and safe recreational experience. For information on the Park District’s current face mask policy, and health and safety information, please visit www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/playitsafe.

        More information on Atwood programs and group activities (in-person and virtual), as well as facility rentals and retreats, is available at www.atwoodpark.org and at 815-966-8747. For information on accessibility and support for visitors with disabilities, call or text 815-987-8800.

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In the Outdoors (Free Nature Programs)