The Nature Institute

The Nature Institute

2213 S. Levis Lane
Godfrey, Illinois 62035

  • Phone: (618) 466-9930
  • Fax: (618) 466-9948
  • Hours:
    Dawn to dusk daily
    Preserve open year round

The Nature Institute (TNI) is a non-profit land conservation and environmental education organization based in Godfrey, IL. Since its founding in 1980, The Nature Institute's board and staff have worked to foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world through preservation, restoration, and education. Each summer TNI hosts a premier camp for children pre-K - 6th grade, and welcomes more that 8,000 area students on field trips throughout the year. TNI also owns and manages over 450 acres of protected land, such as the Olin Nature Preserve, the Mississippi Sanctuary, the Kemp and Cora Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary, and the Heartland Prairie Project at Gordon Moore Park. These natural areas provide unique places for the public to experience the diversity of the Riverbend area with its hardwood forests, prairies and wetlands. TNI preserves are open to the public and free to use from dawn to dusk. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tax-deductible annual memberships are available for those with the need to help TNI continue forward with our mission. Membership amounts are as followed: Student- $15, Individual- $25, Family- $50, and Mississippi Sanctuary Society- $100+

Amenities

Amenities

  • Outdoor Picnic Area (covered)
  • Restrooms Onsite

Events

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Oct 20th

This 45 minute program is geared towards parents and children ages 12 weeks to 2 years. The program includes outdoor and sensory activities along with a short group hike. 2021 ScheduleSeptember 15th…
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Oct 21st

Hike under a full moon with Nature Institute staff! Hikes will be moderately strenuous and about 2 miles.August 22- 8:30 PMSeptember 20- 8 PMOctober 20- 7:30 PMNovember 19- 7:30 PMDecember 18- 7:30 PM
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Oct 22nd

Bring your own telescope or use the Nature Institutes to view the night sky after a full moon! September 21st- 8-10 PMOctober 21st- 7:30-9:30 PMNovember 20th- 7:30-9:30 PMDecember 19th- 7:30-9:30 PM
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Oct 28th

This program is designed for 6th-12th graders. It will take place once a month on Thursdays with a different topic each session. Discovery Nature Club ScheduleSeptember 23- Bird Count/ Bird Song SurveyOctober…
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