Nature, Science & Environment Events

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  • Saturdays, Sundays, 1 & 2:30 p.m. Continues through March 10

    Lincoln Memorial Garden

    2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Free

    Join one of the Garden’s naturalists for the annual maple tree tapping. Demonstrations will show the syrup making process from tree tapping to boiling the sap down into syrup. Dress for the weather as this program is hands-on, and will involve a trek. 217-529-1111
  • First Sunday of every month, 9-11 a.m. Continues through Dec. 1

    Kidzeum of Health and Science Children's Museum

    412 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown

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    Lights and noises are turned down to make the museum more comfortable for visitors with sensory differences so they can explore and discover the galleries at their own pace. Headphones are available for loan at the Admissions Desk. 217-971-4435
  • Fri., March 8, 10-11 a.m.

    Enos Park Neighborhood Garden

    1022 N. Fifth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Free

    Take a garden tour to celebrate Illinois Stewardship Alliance's Soil Health Week. See how compost and our soils are managed to maximize soil health for growing amazing organic produce. 217-610-0720
  • Sat., March 9, 9:30 a.m.

    Lincoln Memorial Garden

    2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    Forest Therapy, is a practice of deepening a sense of connection with nature through a 1.5- 2-hour slow wander through nature. Our Forest Therapy sessions are led by Cassandra Claman, a certified guide, whose role is to open possible natural connections by offering invitations that help develop a more sensory and embodied relationship with the surrounding nature and forest. In addition, this experience has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and depression and help us slowdown from our hectic lives 217-529-1111
  • Sat., April 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Henson Robinson Zoo

    1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    Enjoy a day of sun and fun to kick off the start of the zoo season. Meet new animal friends that have arrived and possibly get a visit from the Spring Bunny, too. 217-544-1751
  • April 6-7

    Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

    801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield North Side

    Free

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    Local vendors selling plants, flowers, garden art, supplies, grills, mowers, decks, landscaping and more. 217-528-3033
  • Wed., April 10, 6-8 p.m.

    Rochester High School

    3 Rocket Dr., Rochester Rochester

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    Free but tickets required.

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    Showcases locally-available STEM activities for students of all grade levels, covering a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Last year it hosted 77 exhibits and attracted over 500 attendees from 20 different schools in central Illinois. Robots, drones, esports, aviation, chemistry, meteorology, biology, ecology and broadcasting cover just a few of the things students can experience. 217-498-9761
  • Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Continues through June 3

    Enos Park Neighborhood Garden

    1022 N. Fifth St., Springfield Springfield Area

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    This free gardening club for school-aged children will be taught by Alana Reynolds of Grow Springfield and the Butler School Garden. Children will help manage three raised beds in the EPNG. Drop-in welcome. 217-610-0720
  • Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Continues through Aug. 5

    Enos Park Neighborhood Garden

    1022 N. Fifth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Free

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    This gardening club for school-aged children will be taught by Alana Reynolds of Grow Springfield and the Butler School Garden. Children will help manage three raised beds in the Enos Park Neighborhood Garden. Drop-ins are welcome. 217-610-0720