Saturday, December 20

OPEN House January 5 - Learn about the Master Naturalist training Program

The University of Illinois Extension will host a Master Naturalist  open house at Carbondale Township Hall, 216 East Monroe Street in Carbondale from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m on Monday, January 5.

Become a Master NATURALIST!  Twelve exiting sessions! Bonus field trips!  Emphasis on the unique plants, animals and ecosystems of southern Illinois. Enrollment is limited!

Come and see what the Master Naturalist program has to offer you and what you can offer to the program.

Attend the Open House and find out if the program is for you.  For additional information contact the Extension office (Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph, and Williamson counties): Tel. 618-687-1727

Picnic at Giant City New Years Day!

Polar Bear Alert!  Brave the Cold!  Defy the Elements!

Join the Sierra Club, Shawnee Group for our traditional outdoor picnic on New Year's Day, January 1st. from 11 am til 3 pm.  Meet us at Shelter No. 2 in beautiful Giant City State Park for a potluck picnic featuring hot soup to warm your cold hands!  Attendees are invited to bring a soup ingredient (pre-cooked) and/or a dish to pass and reusable table service.

This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy Hikes, Fun, Food, & fire to keep you warm! Sierra Club members can bring along their ballots for ExCom board members to the event.
Call Barb at 529-4824 for more information.