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Pelican Watch

Event information

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Each year, American white pelicans gather outside Four Rivers Environmental Education Center during their migration. Learn about these fascinating birds with guided hikes, family activities and more.

There will be a live pelican presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, and we are also celebrating the grand opening of our new exhibit gallery in the education center. Explore the many new interactive exhibits, including a stream table and a 2,000-gallon river tank showcasing native river fish!

Join us for a day of celebrating outdoors and indoors at Four Rivers! Lil Deb’s Mobile Eats will be serving up delicious food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Event requirements

No registration required.

Hikes will be 1 mile to 2 miles on paved paths and natural surfaces across uneven terrainAnyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.