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Nature Fest 2023 | DeKalb County

Join us again for a day in the woods.
river running over rocks with green trees
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Russell Woods Forest Preserve

University of Illinois Extension, DeKalb County Forest Preserve, and the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District are having their second annual, free, outdoor NatureFest on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 Russell Woods Forest Preserve. 

Everyone is welcome! There will be multiple hands-on learning activities as children visit stations and get their NatureFest passports stamped. Be sure to check in at the registration table under the open air shelter to pick up your passport and map.

“NatureFest is for everyone of all ages to explore Russell Woods and visit the NREC, the only nature center in DeKalb County. Come visit TJ, our house tortoise, and our small collection of education animals, or take a walk on the trails,” said Peggy Doty, Extension Educator and NREC Director. “It’s time to get outside and enjoy our natural spaces starting with NatureFest 2023!”

Download the event flyer here.


If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact