Macon County Conservation District

Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
[email protected]

Macon County Conservation District

Programs & Activities

Events located at Rock Springs Conservation Area and open to all ages unless otherwise indicated. Register online by noon, unless otherwise noted.

Decatur Camera Club Photo Contest Winners on Display

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

South Gallery
View the winning entries for the Decatur Camera Club’s My Macon County Photo Contest.

Barn Colony Artists

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

North Gallery
Discover works in watercolor, pastels, oil, and mixed media depicting subjects from nature to portraits by talented artists in our community.

Christmas Tea at the Oglesby Mansion

Oglesby Mansion 421 W. William St., Decatur, IL

Stop by the Governor Oglesby Mansion to enjoy a traditional Christmas afternoon tea.

Recurring

Dulcimer Club

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Dulcimer Club Meetings at Rock Springs Nature Center offer a perfect opportunity to rediscover musical interests and talents.

Geminid Meteor Shower

Friends Creek Conservation Area 13734 Friends Creek Park Road, Argenta, IL

Join us at Friends Creek Conservation Area to view the strongest meteor shower of the year. Register by December 9.

Acoustic Music Jam

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Acoustic Music Jam at Rock Springs Nature Center offers a perfect opportunity to rediscover musical interests and talents. Bring your instrument, learn a new tune or simply enjoy the musical talents of our volunteers. Free and open to the public.

Animals in Winter Homeschool Class

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Homeschool children ages 5-15 can join a naturalist and explore nature and history topics through discussion, hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Register by December 12.

Volunteer Event: Astronomy Volunteer Training

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Join us at this special event for MCCD Volunteers to learn how we host our astronomy events! We will go through the process of setting up our telescope, fire starting/tending, and learn about constellations/celestial bodies.

NASA and the Space Launch System

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Guest speaker Scott Tashakkor, the flight software lead at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, will be joining us to discuss NASA, rocket launches, and some basic space concepts.

Preschool Peepers: Pine Trees

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

What is a pine tree and where can you find them? We will learn this and more as we read a story, go on a walk to look for pine trees, and make art with pine needles. Register online by December 16.

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