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"In The Outdoors" Free Nature Programs

  • Presented By
  • Location
    Atwood Center
    2685 New Milford School Rd.
    Rockford, IL 61109
  • Phone
    (815) 966-8747
  • Date
    July 21 - October 20, 2018
  • Recurrence
    Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
  • Time
    Saturdays - April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20
  • Price
    Free
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Rockford Park District's Atwood Center invites all ages to experience In the Outdoors, a series of free activities held one Saturday a month April 21-October 20, 2018 at 334-acre Seth B. Atwood Park. 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 morning, afternoon, and evening outdoor and indoor programs.

These are drop-in programs, with no registration required, however, groups of five or more are asked to phone ahead to notify staff at 815-966-8747.  

April 21, 2018 - 7-9 p.m. - Batman and Robbins
Experience a night hike to observe nocturnal winged creatures

May 19, 2018 - 1-3 p.m. -  Prairies, Photos, and Prose
Bring your camera and journal, to be inspired by nature; there’s an optional hike, or take a van ride to Atwood’s accessible South Prairie

June 16, 2018 - 1-3 p.m. - How to Train Your Viking
Introduction to archery and tomahawk throwing; equipment and instruction provided. Minimum age requirements: age 5 for archery, age 7 for tomahawk.

July 21, 2018 - 9-11 a.m. - A Voyageur’s Voyage - The Kishwaukee River runs through Atwood Park, and during the fur trade era, voyageurs would have used rivers like the Rock and Kishwaukee as their highways. Come learn what life would have been like as a voyageur during the fur trade era of North America.

August 18, 2018 - 9-11 a.m. - There’s an App for That - While nature is a great way to unplug from our busy lives, there are apps that can get you exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s looking for Pokémon, tracks, trees, or bees, your smart device has what you need; explore Atwood Park with the staff, and try out some apps along the way.


This series is one of many free family-friendly activities offered by the Rockford Park District. More information on Atwood programs, facility rentals, and group activities and retreats is available at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/atwood. For information on accessibility and support for visitors with disabilities, call 815-987-8800.

Subarea:Rockford Southeast

Directions:
Atwood Center - 2685 New Milford School Rd., Rockford, IL 61109 - From Bypass 20 take Hwy 251 (11th St.) exit south. Continue on Hwy 251 (11th St.) to New Milford School Rd. Turn left (East) on New Milford School Rd.

"In The Outdoors" Free Nature Programs