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"In The Outdoors" Free Nature Programs

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  • Location
    Atwood Center
    2685 New Milford School Rd.
    Rockford, IL 61109
  • Phone
    (815) 966-8747
  • Date
    May 19 - 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
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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.

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

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