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Upcoming Events

Hot off the Press! Hiker & Visitor Guide to Starved Rock State Park, by Foundation Park Historian and Author Mark Walczynski.

Date:  December 5, 2021

Time:  1:30pm

Location:  Starved Rock Visitor’s Center

Registration required:  No

Starved Rock Junior Art Show (bald eagles)

Do you like to draw or paint?  Work on a bald eagle art piece to submit with entry from this December 26th-31st, 2021 that will go on display in the Starved Rock Junior Art Show at the Starved Rock Visitor Center this January 2nd-31st, 2022!  Every entry will get a prize bag of “bald eagle” information, activities, and more.

Registration required:  Yes

https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Event/Documents/Junior%20Art%20Show%20Entry%20Form.pdf

January 2nd-31st, Starved Rock Junior Art Show (bald eagles)

Do you like to draw or paint?  Start a new piece of bald eagle artwork this December and complete the Junior Art Show entry form to enter your piece for show at the Starved Rock Visitor Center!  Entries are due December 26th-December 31st, at the Starved Rock Visitor Center (open daily from 9-4).  Artists must be between the ages of 7-18 years old.  All artists who submit an entry will receive a goodie bag filled with bald eagle information, activities, and more!

Registration required:  Yes

https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Event/Documents/Junior%20Art%20Show%20Entry%20Form.pdf

2021 Events

November 2021

  • 6th, Geology Hike with tour guide Joe Jakupcak.
  • 7th, Incredible Critters: bats, sugar gliders, and more! by Sharon and Daniel Peterson
  • 13th, Hike with an Historian led by historian and author Mark Walczynski.

December 2021

  • 1st-31st, Starved Rock Photography Contest and Show Entry Form
  • 11th, Starved Rock Saplings Storytime for Tots-OWLS!
  • 12th, Art in the Park Workshop-OWLS!
  • 22nd, Winter Solstice Night Hike-St. Louis Canyon

2022 Events

January

February

  • February 1st-28th, Starved Rock Art Show
  • February 6th, Midwest Ice Climbing Presentation
  • February 12th, Starved Rock Saplings Storytime (animal tracks)

March

  • March 6th, Starved Rock Murders presentation and book signing by author Steve Stout
  • March 12th, Starved Rock Saplings Storytime (maple syruping)

April

  • April 3rd, Live Reptile and Amphibian Show by Dave’s Traveling Reptile Show
  • April 10th, Art in the Park Workshop with Park Naturalist and artist Lisa Sons (Illinois Canyon bluebells)
  • April 30th and May 1st, Wildflower Walks with a Naturalist Spring Event

May

  • May 1st-31st, Flights of Fancy -Bird Photography Show
  • May 14th & 15th, Falconry with Rich Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program

June

  • June 4th, National Trails Day Celebration
  • June 18 & 19th, Falconry with Rich Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program

July

  • July 16th & 17th, Falconry with Rick Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program
  • July 30th, Junior Ranger Day

August

  • August 13th & 14th, Falconry with Rich Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program

September

  • September 10th & 11th, Falconry with Rich Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program
  • September 11th, Art in the Park Workshop with Park Naturalist and artist Lisa Sons (Fall Colors)

October

  • October 2nd, Mushrooms of Illinois, A Photographic Journey Through the Seasons
  • October 15th & 16th, Fall Colors Special Event Weekend
  • October 29th, Ghosts of Starved Rock’s Past

November

  • November 6th, Big Wolf Run Ranch (live animal program)
  • November 12th & 13th, Women’s Wilderness Workshop

December

  • December 1st-31st, Starved Rock Photography Show
  • December 4th, Director of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum, Logan Pappenfort (presentation theme/title to be announced)