Dickson Mounds Museum and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station present “Under the Stars” as the topic for the next Nature Trek program. The program will be on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 4:00 a.m. to view the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Participants are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and view the sky at Dickson Mounds Museum. After the sun comes up, all are welcome to enjoy a light breakfast at the Museum.
Dickson Mounds Museum and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon present Nature Trek, a “walk & talk” science series typically on the third Thursday of the month April through September. After a brief introduction to a particular topic, the group will trek to different locations on the Emiquon Campus where trip leaders will share their understanding of plants, animals, human history, earth history, and the sky.
Admission is free and registration is not required. All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear as much of the program will be held outdoors and includes walking on uneven terrain.