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  • If you stopped what you’re doing right now, what would you hear? If you looked out your nearest window, what would you see? All of us have busy work and home schedules that the first thing to go is taking a few moments to relax and appreciate your surroundings. The good thing is that nature is close to you. Very close. Being outside has proven to improve your wellness. Not just physically being healthier, but it can quickly improve your mood and reduce stress. There’s no time like the present to reconnect and respect what nature has to offer.

    Our facility was built with the purpose of educating people on the importance of nature and how to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. If you don’t know what it means to “connect with nature,” we’ve created drop-in programs for you to try as a starting point. You can come by yourself, friends, family, co-workers, anyone. Best part is these programs are all free. So stop what you’re doing and let us guide you to connecting with nature.

  • Free Drop-In Programs

  • OTIS’ NATURE TALES

    All ages welcome
    Looking for something to do with the little ones? Join Otis the Owl for nature story time and craft! Each week will be a different nature themed story and fun craft to go along with it!
    Day: Thursday
    Time: 10:00-10:45 am
    Dates: January 17 & 31, February 14 & 28, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 16

    WEATHER WIZARDS

    Ages 8-12 years
    Join a naturalist for fun activities and amazing facts about the weather around us! Join us to learn about clouds, thunderstorms, rain, tornados, and more.
    Day: Sunday
    Time: 1:00-1:45 pm
    Date: January 27

    BURROWING GROUNDHOGS

    All ages welcome
    Are Groundhogs really able to predict the weather? Learn all about this Rodent and the history of Groundhog Day.
    Day: Saturday
    Time: Noon-12:30 pm
    Date: February 2

    NATURE KNITTING CIRCLE

    Ages 16 years & older
    In this series we socialize, and work on a knitting project. For beginners, we will give you a beginner pattern, or if you have a pattern help you get started. All skills welcome. Please bring a set of needles and your favorite yarn if you have them. The nature center has limited supplies.
    Day: Friday
    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
    Date:March 1-22

    SUCCESSFUL VEGETABLE GARDENING

    All ages welcome
    Gardening, if done correctly, can give one great pleasure and your efforts can yield healthy food to eat.
    Day: Saturday
    Time: 11:00 am-Noon
    Date: April 13

    SSSSSNAKES!

    All ages welcome
    Snakes are such cool animals! We’ll learn all about their awesome adaptations, make a snake craft to take home, and get up close and personal with a real live snake!
    Day: Saturday
    Time: Noon-12:30 pm
    Date: May 4

    INSECT SAFARI

    All ages welcome
    Meet insects, spiders and bugs during this field extravaganza! Find insects that are camouflaged, brightly colored beetles and maybe a few early-season butterflies. A Naturalist will be equipped with nets, bug jars, and field guides.
    Day: Saturday
    Time: 1:00-1:45 pm
    Date: May 18