“I wasn’t really sure what we were going to be doing at the Preserve before our trip. However, everything that we did was wonderful. It was a wonderful experience. The children really enjoyed your beautiful setting. It reinforced what we had done and discussed in class in a real world application and hands on setting.”

“The children thoroughly enjoyed it and I feel it was a very valuable learning experience for each of them. It is a great opportunity for our students. The staff were so very kind and prepared for the day. Thank you for providing this experience. We will plan to come again next year.”

“We were very impressed with the material and the way it was presented. We feel that it was very meaningful for the children and that they will remember this information. Everything was very positive and well-organized.”

The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center serves the Auburn/Opelika area schools as well as other school districts in surrounding counties. Recent school visits include:

Auburn City Schools:

Cary Woods Elementary School
Dean Road Elementary School
Ogletree Elementary School
Richland Elementary School
Wrights Mill Road Elementary School
Yarbrough Elementary School
Drake Middle School
Auburn High School

Opelika City Schools:

Carver Primary School
Jeter Primary School
Southview Primary School
Northside Intermediate School
West Forest Intermediate School

Others within Lee County:

Beauregard Elementary School
Lanett Head Start
Lee Scott Academy
Little Tree Preschool
Auburn University Early Learning Center

The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is available for school groups from Lee County and surrounding communities. For more information about environmental education initiatives or to schedule a school visit or program, contact Jennifer Lolley, outreach administrator, at (334) 707-6512 or e-mail (preserve@auburn.edu).