CANCELED-Nature Trek: A Glacial Perspective

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

  • Dickson Mounds, Lewistown

Event Venue: 

Participants will meet at the Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, 11316 N. Prairie Road, Lewistown.

Fee: 

Free, donations appreciated

Did you know glaciers contributed to the formation of the Illinois River Valley?  Learn about how the last Ice Age shaped the present-day landscape during this hike-n-talk program.

Participants will meet at the Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, 11316 N. Prairie Road, Lewistown, to begin the trek through The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve.  Information will be presented by Illinois State Museum’s Curator of Geology Melissa Pardi and Curator of Anthropology Brooke Morgan.  Participants must dress appropriately for the outdoors, provide their own drinks and snacks, and able to hike comfortably with an elevation gain and across uneven terrain.  This program is sponsored by the Emiquon Partnership.

Image of surficial geologic map of Illinois showing the distribution of Quaternary glacial deposits

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