2015 ICF Events


                                              OPEN HOUSE 
                              AUGUST 2, 2015 – NOON – 5 P.M.
                   Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center
                   13735 Cook Road, Pecatonica, IL  61063


Visit our many Hands-on Learning Stations!   
 Archery and BB Gun Ranges 


 Mobile Torstenson Learning Station

 Children's Craft Table

 IDNR Conservation Police Trailer

  National Wild Turkey Federation

 Pheasants Forever

 Ducks Unlimited 

 Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources

  WTVO-TV Rockford

 Hope Reigns Ranch


Tour the Property – See the Lodge and our new Catch & Release Fishing Pond.


Meet Some of our Conservation Friends – Representatives from the IDNR Conservation Police, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever will also be on hand with youth-related activities.

Noon: Dan Williams: Pecatonica River Birds  

A brief summary of local birds and their habitats, with emphasis on theTorstenson property and immediate surrounding area.

12:30 p.m. Barbara Williams: The Importance of Pollinators

A short course in how and why we should encourage pollinators to thrive and protect the places they live.

1:30 & 2:30 WVTO - Kristin Cwynar, Weather Presentation


1:00 & 2:00 Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center: Live animal shows

1:30 & 2:30 View and photograph animals


AUGUST 5, 2015 - 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

22251 County Road 700 East
Dahlgren, IL  62828 (Hamilton County)


Buses depart 8 a.m. and return 4:45 p.m.

Fishing Clinic
Archery Clinic
Native American Crafts
Protecting natural Resources
And more!

For all youth entering grades 4 - 9.  Lunch and drinks provided.  You will need to wear appropriate outdoor clothing, have suncreen and water bottle.

Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame Dinner

Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 24th for the 2015 Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Fundraising Dinner! Once again taking place at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, we'll be celebrating our next class of outdoor conservation education leaders. Ticket info will be available soon!

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