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Forest Bathing

Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980’s, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner-rated walk along the Nature Trail with …

Family Hike

Family hikes are slower paced, easy-going walks intended to comfortably bring people together in nature. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The pace and path will be determined by the group at the time of the hike. At this time our trails are not able to accommodate strollers, however, we can stay to the roads making the …

Lacto-Fermenting Tutorial

Wondering how to preserve all those extra vegetable in your garden while enhancing your health? We’ve all heard how important our gut health is and one way to improve your gut biome is with probiotic foods. Come to the Nature Center where we’ll learn how to lacto-ferment vegetables. Bring a quart size mason jar with a lid, and any vegetables …

Moreau Lake Kayak

Join an educator on a peaceful morning paddle around Moreau Lake. Limited rentals are available, or bring your own kayak. This program is for people age 18 and older. The cost is $5 or $15 including kayak rental. Check in and pay (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance, please …

Wiggly Wanderers

Wiggly wanderers is a weekly (every Friday) program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner’s hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance …

WEEKEND Wiggly Wanderers

Wiggly wanderers is a weekly (every Friday) program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner’s hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance …

Meet Justin the Barred Owl

The park educator and Justin will be offering a short (30 minute) program followed by some time to see Justin on the glove of the educator. Justin is a 14-year-old barred owl who has spent his summer at the nature center. This is a free program with park entry. No registration is required.

Moreau Lake Kayak

Join an educator on a peaceful morning paddle around Moreau Lake. Limited rentals are available, or bring your own kayak. This program is for people age 18 and older. The cost is $5 or $15 including kayak rental. Check in and pay (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance, please …

Knee High Naturalist

Geared toward children aged 2-5, (siblings welcome) Knee-high Naturalist is a fun introduction to nature. We meet in the Nature Center where we begin by reading a nature-themed book or two and then take a short walk together outdoors, keeping our eyes open for animal tracks, shells, feathers and other signs of the natural world around us. Dress for the …

Wiggly Wanderers

Wiggly wanderers is a weekly (every Friday) program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner’s hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance …