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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
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center
    Date: June 20, July 18, August 1, 15

    WINTER IN JULY

    All ages welcome
    Join Otis and the animals of the nature center as they celebrate winter in the middle of summer! Play with ice and “snow,” make a snowflake, and read a winter-themed story!
    Day: Saturday
    Time: 10:00-10:30 am
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center
    Date: July 20

    MONARCH MADNESS

    All ages welcome
    Come join us to learn about the Monarch butterfly. Participants will discover the natural history of monarch butterflies, explore their amazing migratory habits, learn about their life cycle, and find out what you can do to help them.
    Day: Sunday
    Time: 1:00-1:30 pm
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center- Pavilion
    Date: July 28

    HUM HUM HUM… HUMMINGBIRDS

    All ages welcome
    They hover, they zig-zag and they fly. Learn about humming birds, how to attract them, and their life. Go on a hike to see if you can find them.
    Day: Saturday
    Time: 11:30 am- Noon
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center- Pavilion
    Date: August 10