No two things work more beautifully together than art and nature! Channel your creativity through nature by joining artist and art educator, Kristin Daniel, for a fun afternoon at the beautiful Kreher Preserve & Nature Center this Saturday from 4 to 6 PM. Kristin will help you assemble a beautiful mixed media piece of art work on canvas.
The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center welcomes the Birmingham Audubon Society on their spring birding field trip! Join birding experts Greg Harber and Linda Neighbors as they introduce you to the birds of the KPNC and lead guided walks through the forest to spot and listen for permanent avian residents as well as those migrating through. This is an excellent opportunity to witness all the new birding initiatives and installations at the KPNC, made possible by the donations to Tiger Giving Day 2019; and get expert advice on what you can do in your own backyard to attract birds and create excellent bird habitat!!
Forest Friends is an award-winning, exploratory program that offers a unique educational experience for preschool children and their parents, incorporating hands-on activities with nature and environmental awareness.Continue reading “Forest Friends Registration Now Open!”
THANK YOU… to all of the KPNC family for making Tiger Giving Day this year a huge success!! We raised over $6000 – over 200% of our stated goal!! The KPNC has the best supporters out there! Thank you so much!
With these incredibly generous gifts, we will be able to make the KPNC one of the top locations on the Alabama Birding Trails’ list. The first phase will be providing housing and appropriate nesting locations for many bird species including purple martins, blue birds, wood ducks, barred owls, and screech owls. Second, we will be enhancing education opportunities with new technologies, cameras, computers, and interpretive and educational signage across the property. And finally, we will put into action forest management practices to make sure we have the best bird habitat for the largest number of species possible, including quail. Follow us of Facebook and Instagram for updates as these initiatives begin!
Celebrate the love of nature with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day by enjoying a hike through the trails of the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. Along the hike we will have several spots for you and your loved ones to enjoy the scenery. This self-led hike will cover around a mile of the preserve’s lovely trails and takes around an hour to walk through. Hiking can begin at 9:00am and will be available throughout the day until sunset. No admission fee but donations are welcome.
Registration is now open for our annual Spring Break Camp for students in 1st-6th grade. https://secure.touchnet.net/C20021_ustores/web/classic/store_main.jsp?STOREID=175
Camp will be held March 11-13 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. This year campers will learn about the role of food, water, and shelter as they enjoy hands on activities in shelter-making and pond based activities. The cost for camp is $120 for members of KPNC and $150 for non-members and includes all camp activities and a snack for each day. Those interested in joining KPNC can do so here https://aub.ie/KPNCmember with memberships starting at $35/family.
Any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-8091.
Nature Explorers, our program for home-school students and their families, will begin again this March through May. Through this program, we will explore science related topics through interactive learning in our 120-acre classroom. Each session will include an educational program and an interpretive hike through the property. Topics for the spring session include:
Advanced registration is required. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/d7Lavi1t2t393OOG3
The sessions are $5 each per child ($15 for the entire series), due on the first day of class. Current membership with the Kreher Presreve & Nature Center is required to register.
We must have at least 5 families registered or the session will be cancelled.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you in March!
Registration for our Spring Break Camp and Summer Camps are just around the corner. Spring Break Camp will take place March 11-13 from 8:00am-3:00pm for first through sixth graders, registration begins Jan 21st online. Our summer camps this year will take place during the month of June and go from 8:00am-12:00pm. This year’s theme is ‘Alabama Rocks’ and will focus on the intriguing world of geology. Registration begins February 4th online and camp dates are as follows: For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp fees are as follows:
Spring Break: $120 for members/$150 for non-members. Fees include all materials used at camp and snacks for all three days.
Summer Camp: $125 per student per week. Fees include all materials used at camp, daily snacks, and a t-shirt. Children must have a KPNC membership to attend (Family memberships start at $35/year).
Ages(s) Camp Sessions Date(s)
3-4 grades Camp Discovery 5/28-5/31
1-2 grades Young Naturalist 6/3-6/7
1-7 grades Explorers I 6/10-6/14
5-7 grade Junior Rangers 6/17-6/21
1-7 grade Explorers II 6/24-6/28
Our partnership with Hike It Baby continues this year on January 3 at 3:30pm as we discover and learn about nests. On the first Thursday of each month we will lead a hike for our smallest explorers. All are welcome and there is no charge. We will meet at the covered pavilion and head our from there. To learn more about Hike It Baby, check out their website at https://hikeitbaby.com/.