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Summer Hike Series

Experience the great outdoors while learning about tree identification, birding, and local ecology from IURTP hike leaders.

Hikes are scheduled on Saturdays at 10 am. To sign-up, send an email to All hikes are free and fill up quickly so sign-up today!

August Hike Dates

  • Saturday, August 13th (University Lake)
  • Saturday, August 20th (Kent Farms)
  • Saturday, August 27th (Moore's Creek)

Indiana Master Naturalist Program

The IURTP will be hosting a Indiana Master Naturalist Program this fall! Details are being planned and will be made available in August.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Caldie by sending an email to

Project WILD Workshop Series

The IURTP will be hosting a Project WILD certification series for local teachers throughout the fall! All workshops are $20 and the first will be held on Saturday, September 24th.

Past Events

Hilltop summer campers June 2009

National Order of the Arrow Conference Boy Scout "Operation Service"

Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Hilltop Summer Youth Garden Program

Learn to Fish workshop

Attack of the Alien Invaders! (a walking workshop on invasive plants in our urban environment)

IU's involvement with the Smithsonian's global forest research network evolved from Johnson's research at the IU Research and Teaching Preserve's Lilly-Dickey Woods.


Are you or your group looking for volunteer opportunities? Contact the preserve office at 812-855-8742 or

IURTP field lab receives LEED certification. The field lab building's environmentally sound features earned it the status of being the first building on the IU Bloomington campus to receive LEED certification. View a slide show of several of the field lab's "green" features.

Revised: August 16, 2010

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