Program & Events

Professional Naturalists conduct a variety of programs for all ages. Our aim is to provide opportunities for hands on interactive learning in the out-of-doors. Most programs start in the Visitor Center, then go outside for the majority of the nature experience. Programs take place year round in all kinds of weather.

You can participate as an individual or family, on your own (self-guided). Organized groups such as a school, preschool, church or scout group can schedule a time with Ann Hutchinson, Lead Naturalist. Scroll down to learn more.

Studies show being outdoors in nature can increase learning, and reduce stress. We'd love to see your footprints at the nature center! Plan your visit today!

  1. Public Programs
  2. Organized Groups
  3. Self-Guided Groups

Nature programs are offered for adults, families and youth. These take place at the Nature Center, Neighborhood Preserves, local libraries, or other public venues. Many public programs are free, others have a small charge.

Citywide Programs

Naturalists coordinate with other city departments on citywide environmental initiatives such as:

  • Buckthorn removal
  • Citizen Science Monitoring and more
  • Edgerton Community Gardens
  • Watershed Education