Saturday, February 4th (Soups and Snacks) and Saturday, February 25 (Desserts)
Join our resident chef, Cyndi Czerkawski, as she gives tips and tricks to how to cook a superb meal over the campfire. Both programs will be from 2:00-4:00pm, February 4th will focus on soups and snacks and February 25th will be desserts! Tickets are $20 per person and are available on our Marketplace. Meet at the main pavilion! More information here
Protecting biodiversity while sustaining agricultural production for a growing human population is one of the greatest challenges society faces. Navigating this clash of priorities is particularly difficult in tropical regions that tend to support a rich pool of native species but also high rates of human poverty. On January 28, Dr. Jonathon Valente, a federal scientist with the USGS and assistant professor at Auburn University, will discuss his research on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia, one of the most biodiverse corners of the planet, but also home to millions of coffee farmers and their families. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Dr. Valente is studying how tropical birds use forests and coffee farms in the region. Through this work, he is helping to improve the Smithsonian’s Bird-Friendly Coffee certification program which promotes biodiversity and economic stability by rewarding farmers for using wildlife-friendly farming practices.
2023 is the 30th anniversary year for the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, and we invite you to celebrate with us all year!!! We will be hosting anniversary events each season, along with a myriad of fun and exciting activities as we look back at the first 30 years of the KPNC, and as we look forward to what the next 30 years will bring!
And follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We will be posting every Monday and Thursday throughout the entire year, highlighting some of our favorite plants and animals at the KPNC, along with its natural history, human history, and the incredible programming and resources that the KPNC brings to our community.
Registration for the Winter Season of Forest Friends and Tree Tots is now open! The Winter season brings new discoveries in the winter woods. Sessions are $60 per six-week session ($48 for members). Classes meet weekly beginning January 19/22 (Tree Tots) and January 20/22 (Forest Friends). More information on our Nurtured in Nature programs can be found here. To register click here.
Join our Nurtured in Nature Team for our Holiday Pop-Ups! The pop-ups start next week (Nov 10, 11, and 13) and are $12 per student per session. Registration can be done online . We hope to see you there!
Santa Claus is coming to town! The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center are joining together to present the Ho Ho Ho Hike and Holiday Celebration. Children of all ages are invited to this holiday celebration on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Children 23 months and younger are FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket.
The cost is $15/person for participants 24 months (2 years) and older. Make sure to purchase your tickets early, because this event sells out fast!
Tickets for this event will go on sale Monday, November 7th at 8:00am online through the KPNC Marketplace.
Visitors will engage on a “Santa-hunt” through the woods so wear comfortable walking shoes. In addition, the event will include nature-themed crafts, performances and cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus!
The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center offers a variety of opportunities in the Auburn area to experience both visual and performing arts, entertain and develop new ideas, cultivate new talent and provide ways for the community to come together. There are classes and workshops for all ages, art exhibits shown in the center’s gallery, community theatre programs and special events held throughout the year. To learn more about the Arts Center, you can visit www.auburnalabama.org/arts.
AUsome Amphibians & Reptiles returns this coming Friday, October 28th at 4:30pm with special guest, Aubie. Join Kayla Wilson, resident herpetologist and naturalist, for this one-hour presentation about the awesome amphibians and reptiles found in our state and beyond! Children and adults will enjoy this entertaining, hands-on program with live animals. Admission is $5 ($4 for members); children 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased here
Nature Nightmares is a haunted hike through the pitch-black forest of the KPNC – a hike like you’ve never experienced before. With evil creatures lurking in the shadows and frightening entities waiting for wary visitors, we dare you to come and conquer the darkness!