Homeschool Program – Build It

Jarrett Prairie Preserve 7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL, United States

Not quite a Physics Day and not quite Makerspace, but somewhere between. We’ll have stations to build (and take home) projects from catapults to cars, and have stations to balance, connect, move, and manipulate puzzles, challenges, and contraptions. Ages : 6-13 years old Fee : $10 per child due at the time of registration Call […]

$10.00

Homeschool Program – Build It

Jarrett Prairie Preserve 7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL, United States

Not quite a Physics Day and not quite Makerspace, but somewhere between. We’ll have stations to build (and take home) projects from catapults to cars, and have stations to balance, connect, move, and manipulate puzzles, challenges, and contraptions. Ages : 6-13 years old Fee : $10 per child due at the time of the registration […]

$10.00

Cross Country Skiing

Jarrett Prairie Preserve 7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL, United States

Snow and temperature permitting, we’ll get fitted for cross country skis and head out! We’ll decide on a direction and ski one or more trails at the Jarrett Prairie. Beginners welcome! Fee $5 per person, includes skis, polls and boots Ages :  8 years and up Call 815-234-8535 to register or email us at info@byronforestpreserve.com  

$5.00

Cross Country Skiing

Jarrett Prairie Preserve 7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL, United States

Snow and temperature permitting, we’ll get fitted for cross country skis and head out! We’ll decide on a direction and ski one or more trails at the Jarrett Prairie. Beginners welcome! Fee $5 per person, includes skis, polls and boots Ages :  8 years and up Call 815-234-8535 to register or email us at info@byronforestpreserve.com  

$5.00

Winter Lecture Dr. Sara Pearson – Animals, Environment, and People

Jarrett Prairie Preserve 7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL, United States

This lecture will focus on how agriculture and animals interact with the local environment and public health. Dr. Pearson is a professor and veterinarian from University of Illinois-Champaign, where she teaches public health courses and oversees the veterinarian care of the UIC farms. You don't have to register for this event, all ages are welcome. 

Free

BFPD Board Meeting

Jarrett Prairie Center 7993 N. River Rd., Byron, IL, United States

The Byron Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners' regular monthly meeting is open to the public.

Event Series Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Jarrett Prairie Preserve 7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL, United States

Snow and temperature permitting, we’ll get fitted for cross country skis and head out! We’ll decide on a direction and ski one or more trails at the Jarrett Prairie. Beginners welcome! Ages : 8 years and older Min/Max : 5-20 Call 815-234-8535 to register 

$5.00

Winter Afternoon Hike at Howard Colman Hall Creek

Hall Creek Preserve 12749 Weldon Rd, Rockford, IL, United States

This winter hike will be a little more adventurous! We’ll be hiking the eastern part of this preserve along the border with Winnebago County and the Funderburg Preserve, and in a loop that takes us along Hall Creek for a distance. Expect hilly and potentially uneven terrain along a 2-3 mile hike, but it’s well […]

Free

Winter Lecture Series – Aaron Wilson, Channel 23 – Weather Changes in Northern Illinois

Jarrett Prairie Center 7993 N. River Rd., Byron, IL, United States

Discuss local weather change in the northern Illinois region with WIFR’s own meteorologist.  Aaron started broadcasting at WIFR-TV while enrolled in his senior year at Rockford College.  He graduated with a degree in Education and has a current teacher’s certificate for the State of Illinois.  Aaron is also a graduate of Jefferson High School and […]

Event Series Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Jarrett Prairie Preserve 7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL, United States

Snow and temperature permitting, we’ll get fitted for cross country skis and head out! We’ll decide on a direction and ski one or more trails at the Jarrett Prairie. Beginners welcome! Ages : 8 years and older Min/Max : 5-20 Call 815-234-8535 to register 

$5.00

Winter Night Hike and Navigating by the Constellations

Weiskopf Observatory 7993 N RIVER RD, Byron, IL, United States

We’ll learn about some winter constellations and how you can use them to find north. We’ll be inside the Jarrett Center to start, then we’ll walk the paved (possibly snowy) 1/8 mile Roundabout Trail for about 20-30 minutes, then head to the Observatory for hot cocoa. You may also stay and look through the telescope […]

Free