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Affiliates

NIU Outdoor Adventures

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We believe nature has something special to offer our community, we are here to help you find your way outside!

We offer a year-round equipment rental center and a calendar of exciting programs. 

Sycamore Park District

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Connecting you to wellness, nature, and each other! With value placed on equity, transparency, sustainability, and connections, the Sycamore Park District enhances the community through outstanding recreational opportunities and green space.

Natural Resources Education Center

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We are an environmental education destination, focused on sharing natural resource knowledge with our youth and their communities for over 25 years.

Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves

When people are connected to their Nature Preserves, this leads to more resilient support for the conservation of the state’s Nature Preserves.

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Adventureworks of DeKalb County

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"Guiding youth in overcoming life challenges through adventure based counseling and education."

Sycamore Library

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We are excited to partner with Kish Kids Outside to bring children and their families outdoors to help improve their mental health and emotional well-being while providing accessible programming that promotes curiosity, exploration and learning."

Soil and Water Conservation District

It is our mission to responsibly protect our healthy soils and clean water for all generations.

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Our mission is to inform, educate, entertain, and inspire the community.

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DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb County Forest Preserve District

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Our mission is to acquire lands in order to preserve, protect, restore and restock the flora, the fauna and the natural beauties of such lands, in their natural state and condition, for the education and recreation of our citizens.