Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, October 19 Meeting, 7:00 PM

Backyard Kids "Wild" About Nature

Don Miller, Nature Educator and Grandpa

As “wild” landscapers of native yards, we spend a great deal of time concentrating on what native plants to put where, and what pollinators or other critters will be attracted to them. But do we consider the education and experience our backyards could possibly have for kids and the long-term benefits of such an exposure? Steve Trimble states, “As parents [grandparents, aunt and uncles, as well as friends and neighbors] our job is to pay attention, to create possibilities to be careful matchmakers between our children and the Earth.” Read more...


Photo of Don Miller and kids copyright by
David C Olson Photography


Our Meetings

We usually meet the third Thursday of most months in the Physical Education Center at Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114. Most programs are free and open to the public. See Monthly Meetings for more information.

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