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NatureFest 2022

April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The University of Illinois Extension along with the DeKalb County Forest Preserve and the DeKalb County Soil and Water is having their first-ever free outdoor NatureFest! This is a nature open house so come and go as it fits your schedule. Russell Woods is located one mile west of Genoa on state route 72. The rain date is Sunday the 24th in case of severe weather.

Everyone is welcome to visit Russell Woods Forest Preserve and the re-opening of the Natural Resource Education Center (NREC). For families with elementary-age children, there will be up to thirteen activity tables throughout the preserve. Check in at the registration table under the open-air shelter or at NREC to pick up your NatureFest passport and map of the area. Each table will have a short hands-on learning activity and a volunteer to guide the experience and stamp your passport.


University of Illinois Extension
(815) 544-3710
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Russell Woods Forest Preserve
11750 IL-72
Genoa, 60135 United States
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(815) 895-7191
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