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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

  • FEEDING FRENZY

    All ages welcome
    Stop in to watch the residents of Hidden Oaks get fed at 10 o’clock. Turtles - every Wednesday, Bearded Dragons - every Thursday
    Snakes - 4th Friday of the month
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

    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

    HARVEST MOON HIKE

    All ages welcome
    Long ago before calendars, Native Americans could tell what time of the year it was by the full moons! Come learn all about the full moon names, what they meant for Native Americans, and take a hike down to the Lakes to see the Harvest moon!
    Day: Saturday
    Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
    Location: Hidden Oaks Pavilion
    Date: September 13

    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: 1:00-1:30 pm
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center
    Date: October 19

    FALL LEAVES FALL

    All ages welcome
    Let’s run and catch some leaves! Learn all about the changing of the seasons and the leaves on the trees. We’ll go on a hike and make some bark and leaf rubbings to take home.
    Day: Saturday
    Time: 2:00-2:30 pm
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center
    Date: October 26

    FULL MOON HIKE

    All ages welcome
    Join us for a night hike! Learn more about the moon and some winter constellations.
    Day: Sunday
    Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
    Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center
    Date: December 12

    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: August 15, September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19