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  • Neighbor Nights

    Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held from 6 - 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is an excellent time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It's also an opportunity to learn more about our LEED-certified field station and get a behind-the-scenes peek into the laboratories. Doors open at 6 p.m. for building tours which run around 20 minutes. There will also be snacks during this time. A presentation will follow the tours at 7 p.m. in the conference room. Currently, we are only able to host 48 people in the large conference room on a first-come, first-serve basis until the seats are filled.

    Each event offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check back for more information about upcoming topics and join us for a few of your favorites!

    How to Attend

    Neighbor Nights events are currently being offered both in-person and virtually. Masks are mandatory for all in-person participants and space will be limited based on current IDHP guidelines. Those attending virtually will be able to watch the entire presentation and participate with questions via Zoom chat. Please register below to receive the login information.


    logo-Schlafly We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer has partnered with NGRREC for our Neighbor Night series! Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. We look forward to bringing this partnership to you soon so that you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages while hearing from NGRREC staff about their work and learning about river-related topics!

    Upcoming Event

    January 18, 2021, 6:30 p.m. CST – Exploring Watershed Cairns. 

    January's Neighbor Night will feature the work of artists Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan and their Watershed Cairns: Water Marked with Art project. Cairns are man-made structures typically made by stacking rocks found at the site to mark a trail or as a memorial. Reuter and Rowan, create and photograph cairns made from thrift-store glassware. They have created about 400 images from watershed areas along the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri Rivers and will present their work in a presentation called “Love Your M.O.M.”

    This Neighbor Night is a virtual event and registration is required. Please click the button below to sign up. A link for the event will be sent via email prior to the event.

    For more information, contact Director of Environmental Education Sarah Fisher at (618) 468-2900 or safisher@lc.edu.

  • Past Events

    Missed one of our events and want to check it out? Click on one of the videos below to see our recent Virtual Neighbor Night events or visit NGRREC's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ngrrecofficial for more videos.


  • Contact

    Sarah Fisher, Director of Environmental Education

    5800 Godfrey Rd.
    Godfrey, IL

    Phone: (618) 468-2783

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  • Stay up to date on Neighbor Night events






    Jan. 19, 2021 Critical Interface Network
    Feb. 16, 2021 Habitat Strike Team
    Mar. 16, 2021 All About Water
    Apr. 20, 2021 Environmental Education
    Jun. 15, 2021 Soil Management and Water Quality
    Jul. 20, 2021 Summer Interns
    Aug. 17, 2021 Gardens and Tour of Green Roof
    Sep. 21, 2021
    (virtual event)
    Nurdle Patrol
    Oct. 19, 2021 Grassland Birds
    Nov. 16, 2021 Recycling and Composting
    Jan. 18, 2022 Watershed Cairns
    (virtual event)