Adult Programs

Dark Skies Night Hike (in person)

Learn how we can fight light pollution and help preserve dark skies. Protecting the night sky from light pollution is critical for wildlife and people alike.

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Learn how we can fight light pollution and help preserve dark skies. Protecting the night sky from light pollution is critical for wildlife and people alike. 

Local Dark Sky Association delegate Adam Kreuzer will share what makes dark skies so important and what we can do to help. Then head out onto the trails in small groups for a guided hike with a naturalist. Look for signs of wildlife, and learn what the plants and animals of our local natural areas are up to at night. This program will fill you with inspiration and awe and provide practical ways you can make a difference.

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This program is held outdoors. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk over one mile in the dark on uneven terrain. Bring insect protection. Limit 25

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request.
  • Participants who are not vaccinated or are partly vaccinated must wear a face mask and practice social distancing, indoors and outdoors. Face masks and social distancing are optional for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • By attending Arboretum programs without a face mask, you are affirming that you are fully vaccinated (at least two weeks have passed since your final shot).

Adam Kreuzer

Adam Kreuzer is a delegate with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), has lived in Glen Ellyn for more than 30 years, and is a former chair of the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission. The IDA leads the way globally in the mission to preserve the night sky.

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