Community and Public Programs
More than 17,000 people of all ages visit the Severson Dells Nature Center each year. The Nature Center provides facilities for programs in natural resources, environmental education, biology, ecology, and geology. Staff and volunteers guide visitors in their use of resources at the Dells.
Community Event RSVP
To RSVP for a free event, please take a minute to complete our RSVP form. This helps us plan and allows us to communicate any changes if necessary. Thank you!
Outdoor Skills for Kids: Fire by Friction
Saturday, October 21st, 10am-12pm
Kids ages 10 to 16 are invited to come and learn how our ancestors made fire by 'rubbing two sticks together.' Participants learn the basics of how both bow and and hand drills are made, and put together their own hand drill kits. We'll also cover fire safety and how to succeed in making a 'one-match fire.' Registration is required by October 18th to ensure we have enough supplies. Space limitied to 10 participants. Register online at www.seversondells.com/community-programming-1/ or call 815-335-2915.