Friday Fall Fun, Sept 15th

Come join us this coming Friday, September 15th, for an evening of family fun. Beginning at 4:30pm, we will have our AUsome Amphibians and Reptiles show where participants will have the opportunity to see and interact with these beautiful animals. Then at 6:30pm there will be a concert with Drü Be Stone. Drü Be Stone blends the familiarity of Americana and Folk with the groove of Soul and R&B to create modern music that evokes the songs of yesterday. Both events are $5 per person, tickets can be bought at the door. AUsome Amphibians and Reptiles tickets can also be purchased online through our Marketplace.

Fun Fall Family Events

With September beginning, we are thinking about all things fall at the KPNC. Our fall programming includes:

  • AUSome Amphibians and Reptiles: September 15, October 27, and November 17 at 4:30pm
  • Fall session of Tree Tots and Forest Friends beginning September 7/8
  • Science on Saturday, Hummingbirds: September 9 at 10:00am
  • In the Garden with Cyndi: September 10 at 1:00pm
  • Fall Camp: October 9, October 16, and November 10 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Halloween Enchanted Forest: October 19-21 (Tickets on Sale Soon)
  • Nature Nightmares: October 27-28 (Tickets on Sale Soon)

Tickets for these events can be found on our Marketplace

Fall program registration opens Aug. 1

On Tuesday, August 1st at 8:00am, registration will open up for our fall programs including Fall Tree Tots, Fall Forest Friends, and Nature Explorers. In addition, we will open up registration to our members for our Science on Saturday: Hummingbird program on Sept 9. You can register for any and all of these on our Marketplace.

Science on Saturday July 22: Urban Trees

10:00am: Urban Trees with Dr. Georgios Arseniou

Urban forests include all trees, shrubs, and greenspaces in public and private areas in cities. Therefore, we are all surrounded by urban trees which affect the quality of our daily lives. Urban trees provide very important benefits to human communities e.g., biodiversity, shading, air pollutant uptake, recreation, water purification, beautification of neighborhoods etc. In this class students will learn about the value of urban trees through fun hands-on activities. More specifically, students will learn how trees provide habitat for animals and other plants.

Tickets are $5 ($4 for members), and available online or at the door.

May Events at the KPNC

May is full of fun events at the KPNC!

May 6

Family Art Fun Day, 1:00-4:00pm Enjoy an afternoon of watercolor art fun at the KPNC, tickets are $5 per person.

May 11-13

S’more Fun with Mom 6:00-8:30pm, Come enjoy a night out with your family where we will enjoy a delicious meal outside, create a craft, go on an evening hike, and hear from a storyteller. Thursday night is open to the whole family!

May 20

Alabama Water Watch, 9:00am-12:00pm

We invite families with children of all ages to join us as we explore creek-life in the Kreher Nature Preserve. By using nets and other equipment, we will collect and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates, which include crayfish, mussels, snails, and insects that live at the bottom of streams. We will also use hands-on activities to learn about macroinvertebrates, which are very interesting critters who can help us determine water quality.  

This workshop will be most impactful for elementary and middle-school aged children (5-12), but children of any age are invited to participate.  Parents/guardians will be responsible for supervision of their child(ren) for the entire workshop. Parents who complete the training will be certified in  AWW Stream Biomonitoring. 

Registration is $5 for each participant in the family with the exception of children under 3. Registration closes on May 15th. No refunds will be given after that deadline. 

May 21

In the Garden with Cyndi 1:00-4:00pm, Come learn some great techniques on how to start your very own garden!

April Events

April is showering the KPNC will a month full of fun events!

April 11

Family Discovery Hike, 3:30pm

Join us for a free hike through our trails to learn more about the Web of Life!

April 14

Nourish Blooms Flower Workshop, 11am-1pm.

Join Katie Wolter, owner and founder of Nourish Blooms, for this engaging flower workshop featuring fresh-cut flowers from the bloom gardens. The workshop includes flowers, a vase, and clippers, along with expert instruction in flower care and arranging. The cost is $35, with proceeds going to the Nourish Foundation, which provides meals and healthcare to families in need in our local community. Register here.

April 15

Forest Friends and Tree Tots Reunion, 10am-12pm

We welcome any and all of our past forest friends and tree tots to join us for this fun event celebrating the many years of this amazing program. This free event will feature crafts, a hike, snacks, and lots of pictures down memory lane.

April 29

Auburn CityFest at Kiesel Park, 9am-4pm

Sensory in the Forest

April 1, 11 am – 1 pm, Admission-free

Join us for Sensory in the Forest, an inclusive event for the entire community to celebrate the senses! We welcome everyone to the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center’s Sensory Forest for a day of fun sensory-engaging activities provided by local businesses and nonprofits.  Experts from the sensory therapy community will be available to offer advice and instruction. 

The KPNC Sensory Forest 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!!

Sunshine Pediatrics is our 2023 Premier Sponsor!  In addition to providing fun and engaging sensory activities, they will have experts at Sensory in the Forest to offer advice and guidance on how sensory therapy in the great outdoors can enhance your lives.  Thank you Sunshine Pediatrics!!

Registration now Open for Spring Sessions of Forest Friends, Tree Tots, and Nature Explorers

We invite you to join us this spring for our incredible programs, Forest Friends, Tree Tots, and Nature Explorers. Forest Friends and Tree Tots are both a part of our Nurtured in Nature series which appeal to our youngest explorers aged 1-5 years old. These caregiver and child classes will focus on New Beginnings in the Woods. Classes meet for 6 weeks beginning in mid-April. Our Nature Explorers classes are geared for homeschool families in the community and focus on different natural elements each session. Classes meet on the 2nd/4th Monday from March-May from 10:00-11:30am at the KPNC and include a hike. Register for classes HERE. Email us at with any questions.