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Science Strolls

Science Strolls


Offered for the first time in 2023, this program is a partnership between IGB and the Urbana Park District to offer a series of free community programs that explore our local wildlife. At each event, community members can enjoy a presentation from local experts on a particular type of animal, join a guided outdoor walk, share complimentary snacks inspired by the diets and natural history of the featured animals, and participate in a craft project that supports our local wildlife populations.

Who can attend this event?

This child-friendly event is open to anyone from the public. 

Do we need to register to attend?

Yes, there is a registration link we provide before each event due to limited capacity.

Is there a cost to this event?

No, the event is free for the public.

Where does this event take place?

Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

What is the format of this event?

A mini talk about the topic, a stroll around as we learn more about the animals, and then a quick craft you can take home after.

If you are interested in attending these events as they are scheduled, please check out the outreach calendar, or contact us at to find out more.



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If you’re affiliated with the IGB and are interested in volunteering for a future event, we’d love to hear from you!  

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