Sunday Guided Hike:  Explore Vernal Pools

Come learn about our local amphibians and their importance during our hike to the nature center’s vernal pools.  Amphibians play a special role as indicator species in determining the health of our environment.  These fascinating creatures secretly inhabit our woodland and wetlands; help our staff lift rocks and logs to find these slippery creatures beneath.  […]


Full Moon Hike: Pink Moon

Join our staff on a hike in our meadows to watch as this full moon rises. April’s full Moon is named after the early springtime blooms of a wildflower native to eastern North America, commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also went by the name “moss pink.”  Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The number of […]


Spring Nature Days – Tuesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 13, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

For children 6 -11 years old who love to be outdoors?  Enjoy a few days exploring the nature center’s wetlands for amphibians and other important creatures who live in these unique habitats.  Children will need to be prepared to get wet and muddy during our adventures.  Please pack appropriate clothes and shoes as well as […]


Family Organic Garden – Tuesdays, April 18 – June 27, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

ANC will lead fun, family-friendly activities in our organic garden.  Learn about growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Dress appropriately; keep in mind you will get water and/or soil on your clothing.  FREE, with the potential to take home fresh local produce! The class size is limited to 10.  Please register in advance at […]


Jr. Rangers

Registration begins March 15 Calling all teens 11 to 14 years old who love nature!  Has your child wanted to work with animals, garden, help maintain our trails, and help with conservation and community science projects?  Then this is the opportunity to help the Nature Center in our 8–week after-school program.  Parental permission and registration […]


Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 3 pm Every day is Earth Day at the Nature Center!  We invite everyone to join us to honor Mother Earth.  Enjoy plantings, hikes, live animals, and environmental exhibitors at this annual event.    Food and unique items are available for sale from local vendors.  All ages are welcome to […]


Birds on the Move

Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. Spring is underway, and many birds are busy migrating.  Join Ranger Evelyn for a bird walk and learn how and why birds migrate.  Binoculars are provided, or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome. Register for this FREE program at


Wildflower Seed Bombs

Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. Native American gardeners invented seed bombs, and the hippies in the 1970s caught on to this practice to Green up empty urban lots. Let’s get those fingers mushing a mixture of clay, soil, and seeds to make our seed bombs. We will be using responsibly harvested seeds that are beneficial […]


Full Flower Moon Hike

Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Join our staff on a hike in our meadows and woodlands to watch this full moon. The May 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Flower Moon due to the abundance of wildflowers blooming, or the Full Corn Planting Moon.  This will be the second full moon of the spring 2023 […]