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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 every month 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.

    Each event offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, conservationists or community partners 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 in-person. These events are free and open to the public.

    Upcoming Events

    Batty Science with Brittany Rogness (download flyer)
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. October 17, 2023
    1 Confluence Way, East Alton IL 62024

    Join the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center at the Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station in East Alton for a discussion of bat biology. Illinois Natural History Survey biologist, Brittany Rogness, will share about her work with the Illinois Bat Conservation Program.

    Learn more about the 13 bat species in Illinois, how scientists monitor them and what you can do to help conserve bats right in your own yard at this family friendly event!

  • Past Events

    Missed one of our events and want to check it out? Visit NGRREC's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ngrrecofficial for more videos.


  • Contact

    Environmental Education Department

    1 Confluence Way
    East Alton, IL 62024

    Phone: (618) 468-2790

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    Upcoming Events




    Oct. 17, 2023 An Evening of Batty Science: The Important Role of Bats