Registration for Fall Classes Open NOW

We are looking forward to another beautiful fall season out in the woods with our classes! Registration opens today for our Nature Explorers program for homeschool families and our award-winning Forest Friends and Tree Tots programs for our younger explorers and their caregivers. Let us know if you have any questions at natureeducation@auburn.edu. Classes are discounted for KPNC members!

Nurtured in Nature Fall Sessions: Tree Tots & Forest Friends

Nature Explorers Home School Program

Science on Saturday Postponed

Unfortunately we have just learned that we need to postpone our Science on Saturday event with Damon Wallace which was scheduled for July 9th. We apologize for this inconvenience and will let you know when we are able to put it back on the calendar. Thank you for supporting bees and the KPNC.

The Raptors are Coming!

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Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will visit the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center this Saturday (June 11, 10 – 11 AM) to show you some of their incredible birds, up-close and in-person.  The program will include a variety of live raptors, most native to Alabama, and you learn all about their habitat, natural history, and the challenges facing these majestic creatures.

Liberty Tea: Civil Disobedience in a Teapot

Saturday, April 23, 10 AM – 12 PM

LIBERTY TEA IS CANCELLED

Liberty Tea will be rescheduled for later in the year.

Have you ever wondered what kind of tea the early American colonists drank after the Boston Tea Party?

In this workshop, you’ll learn about some of the native plants used to make tea during and after the boycott of English tea in the 1700’s. Inspired by and learned from ancient Native American traditions, we’ll discuss how to grow and harvest these plants and demonstrate how to make simple infusions and decoctions. You’ll enjoy trying some of the teas and go home with a few samples to get you started making your own Liberty Tea.

Liberty Tea is a two-hour classroom-style workshop that includes a short walk and a live demonstration. Admission is $5 ($4 for members); this workshop is not recommended for young children. You may purchase tickets in advance or pay at the door. Cancelled in the event of rain.

This program will be held at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center.  The nature center is located at 2222 N. College Street near the AU Fisheries and Hwy 280.  For more information, visit auburn.edu/preserve, email preserve@auburn.edu, or call 334-844-8091.

Sensory Forest

Join us for the grand opening of our community’s newest sensory resource, the KPNC Sensory Forest!

We are celebrating with a Sensory Forest Day event, where many local businesses and nonprofits will be setting up sensory-engaging activities. Our presenting sponsor, Auburn TLC, as well as other experts from the community, will be available to offer advice and instruction.

The KPNC Sensory Forest (https://aub.ie/sensoryforest) has a series of experiences along an accessible trail that are designed to engage all 7 senses and immerse us in a multi-sensory journey.

This event is free and open to everyone! With food vendors and lots of fun activities for the whole family, come and spend the day with us!!

The KPNC Sensory Forest is presented by Auburn TLC.

Science on Saturdays

The Secret World of Salamanders

Come learn about some of Alabama’s most secretive and interesting animals! Join herpetologist Kayla Wilson, on March 26th, as she educates us on what makes a salamander a salamander, and what makes them so special! This is a fun program for all ages and we’ll have live specimens of some of Alabama’s coolest salamanders!

This is a one-hour, lecture-style program that will provide the opportunity to see and interact with live animals. Admission is $5 ($4 for members); children 3 and under are free. You may purchase tickets in advance or pay at the door. Cancelled in the event of rain.

Family Art Fun Workshop

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Saturday, March 19th, 1 to 3 PM.

Come enjoy the outdoors at the KPNC through art! No matter the age you can have fun with art while learning to improve. During this class you will learn about many different watercolor techniques while creating your own masterpiece. We will start with simple techniques and work our way up. We will do an instructed lesson on how to paint a leaf, then you will get the chance to paint whatever inspires you. This will be a great opportunity to have some family fun while enjoying nature and art!

Bird Banding Demonstration

Why do we band birds? What does it tell us about their lives and the environment? How do we catch birds for banding? Come and find out!

Saturday and Sunday, March 12th & 13th, from 8 AM to noon, the Banding Coalition of the Americas will be setting up mist nets at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center to offer visitors a demonstration on bird banding. Look for the nets at the main pavilion and at the bird viewing area on the powerline.