Boy Scout Astronomy Badge
Saturday, March 1, 6-8 p.m., and
Saturday, May 24, noon-4 p.m.
Boy Scouts can earn their Astronomy Merit Badge by participating
in activities and observations with the Twin City Amateur
Astronomers. Individual Scouts and troops are invited to take
advantage of this opportunity. This program is for Scouts only (no
parents or siblings). Troop leaders are welcome to attend. Scouts
must attend both sessions, in March and in May, to meet all the
Instruction, materials and snacks are provided.
Registration and prepayment are required. The fee is $10 per
Forms (PDF) are available on the Sugar Grove website or by
phone. Space is limited.
For more information or to register for these sessions if any
openings remain, phone 309-874-2174 or email
Tom Ulrich, nature photographer, at Illinois Wesleyan University
Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Location: Illinois Wesleyan University Center for Natural
Sciences Building, 201 E. Beecher, Bloomington
Each year, Tom Ulrich delights his audiences with amazing
photographs and humorous narration. On March 5 he will take the
audience on a photographic journey of the year 2013 in the life of a
wildlife photographer. The focus will be on nature in Florida,
Glacier National Park in Montana and South Texas. A special feature
will include photographs from Ulrich’s travels to Rome, Greece and
Turkey. His narration includes insight on photo technique and animal
behavior and is always riddled with humor.
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Ulrich is a renowned nature photographer whose work has been
featured in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Time, Audubon
and many other publications. He has published several books, field
guides and calendars; presents photography workshops around the
country; and leads tours to remote parts of the world. Originally
from Illinois, he now lives outside of Glacier National Park in
This special presentation is hosted by the Illinois Wesleyan
University Environmental Studies program and will take place in the
auditorium of the IWU Center for Natural Sciences, just east of Main
Street in Bloomington. Parking is available just north of the CNS
Building and east of the Hansen Student Center.
For more information,
click here (PDF).
The fee for members of Sugar Grove Nature Center and JWP Audubon
is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. For nonmembers, the
fee is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. College and
university students can attend free with ID. Registration is
required by calling 309-874-2174 or emailing
For more information or to register, phone 309-874-2174 or email
Sugar Grove Nature Center is in historic Funks Grove, just south
of Bloomington-Normal. For a map and directions, membership and
program information, visit
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Sugar Grove Nature