Nature Playground Re-opens

After being closed for several weeks to help flatten the COVID-19 infection curve, we are following the lead of the city and re-opening the nature playground today. The CDC suggests that the risk of infection from playgrounds comes from kids playing in close proximity, rather than the playground equipment itself. For this reason, strict social distancing guidelines are still in place in our playground. Please use the resource wisely and carefully.


You did it!

On Tiger Giving Day 2020, you were our heroes! You made our project not only a reality, but exceeded our project goal by over 25%! Because of you, our amazing, dedicated, and loyal patrons, we will be able to offer a new focus on water education to our community. You have given us the resources to build new features through which you will be able to emerge in the beauty and diversity of the Turtle Pond like never before!


Follow the progress of the project at the Tiger Giving Day page.

Orientation for Birding Volunteers

Become a birding volunteer at the KPNC! We need volunteers to help with all of our birding initiatives including cleaning and refilling bird feeders, monitoring nest boxes, assisting with birding workshops, and simply watching birds across the property. Orientations have been scheduled for 10:00 AM on Sat, Feb 8 and Sat, Feb 15 at the KPNC Pavilion. No pre-registration necessary – just show up and we’ll get you started with our birding volunteer program.

Gift a Nature Center Membership!

This holiday season, consider supporting conservation and environmental education by gifting a membership to the KPNC.

If you or someone in your life loves nature and wants to help protect it by promoting a sense of passion and stewardship for our environment, then consider supporting the KPNC. In addition to the many benefits of membership, from members-only programming to informational newsletters, you will also be helping in one of the most intense environmental education efforts in the region. Each year, the Nature Center inspires over 6000 students and 30000 visitors to see the beauty of nature and understand its fragility; ultimately leading to a more environmentally friendly future!


Guided Hikes in Dec look for Birds!

Our FREE guided hikes in December will focus on birds and what they eat during the winter months. We will look for birds at our birding blind and throughout the nature center. Come and see how many you can find!

Family Discovery Hikes are hosted at 3:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month and are for the whole family.

Nature Walks are hosted at 8:30 AM on the second Thursday of each month and are for adults only.