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For more information, or to register for any of our events:
E-mail Jessica Wheatley at jwheatley@LouisvilleNatureCenter.org
or call us at (502) 458-1328


Click here to Easily Register Online for an Upcoming Event:
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Nature's Works and Quirks (NW&Q) is a Saturday program focused on nature for families and children of all ages. They are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Educators and Naturalists from LNC choose the topic and invite our members and friends to join them in exploring the different aspects of Nature.

For planning purposes pre-registration is required..
Register by contacting Judy Gardner by email at jgardner@LouisvilleNatureCenter.org
or call us at (502) 458-1328


Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm, March 14, April 25, May 16, and June 20

Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve is a rich bottomland forest that is home to a diversity of native plants and animals. It is located on the floodplain of Beargrass Creek, in the heart of Louisville. The preserve and adjacent lands make up 90 acres including hiking trails open to the public. Although the forest contains many giant old trees, their seeds can no longer sprout due to the shade of invasive plants. The future of the forest depends on the removal of invasive bush honeysuckle, privet and others, so that plants such as native spicebush and trees can regenerate.

Join us at the Louisville Nature Center for a morning of invasive plant removal and forest restoration. We depend entirely on the efforts of volunteers like you!
Adults and youth are welcome. Children ages 7 to 14 may work with a parent.
Tools and gloves are provided.
Please bring water and dress for outdoor work.
To register for work days, you may use the online registration link at the top of this page.
For more information, call us at (502) 458-1328


Every Wednesday, through March 25, 2015, from 4:00pm to 5:15pm
COST: $6 per class; $30 for entire 6-week session
Reservations not required.
The word yoga is often associated with pretzel poses, mysterious instructors and unfamiliar movements. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yoga can be as simple as paying attention to the breath and stretching the muscles of the body. People of all ages and with all physical limitations can do it. This yoga can be performed in a chair or on the floor, depending upon individual abilities. Certified yoga instructor, Becky Thompson, offers gentle guidance as participants concentrate on breath and body movements. Not only does yoga NOT require balance, strength or flexibility, it actually IMPROVES all three. Try something new in 2015! Learn an easy method for improving mind, body and spirits.
No experience or equipment required. Wear comfortable clothing.


STORY WALK® -- What a way to read a book!!
March 14 and 28; April 4 and 18; May 2

Listed below are the titles will be presented at each session.
Have a great time as a family, reading the many pages of a book that are spaced along a walking path. StoryWalk®. started in Montpelier, Vermont, by Ann Ferguson and has now spread to Louisville and many other cities.

The StoryWalks® at LNC are self-directed and start at 10:30, wrapping up at 3:00. It only takes a little while, and ohhh!, the joy of having read a good book while taking a nice walk.
FREE and open to everyone!

March 14: Dear Children of the Earth, by Schim Schimmel
March 28: Duck and Goose Go to the Beach, by Tad Hill
April 4: Lost in The Woods, by Carl Samm II & Jaen Stoic
April 18: One Child One Planet, by Bridget McGovern Llewellyn
May 2: Frog in A Bog, by John Himmelman


coordinated by Louisville Nature Center and Beargrass Creek Alliance
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00am to Noon

Join us in the fight again invasive plants! Tools and gloves provided; dress for the weather and bring water.
Children ages 7 to 14 may work with a parent.


The Louisville Nature Center & Jefferson County Master Gardener Association present:
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Rain or Shine -- at the Louisville Nature Center

Currently, we are accepting applications to set up your own table/tent in a 10'x10' space at this exciting annual event.
Crafters, musicians, food distributors, presenters and businesses welcome! It is a great event to present and sell your products and services and meet a lot of friendly people!
If you are a non-profit or a business member of Louisville Nature Center, ask about in-kind in lieu of the $50 fee.
Click here to download Gardenaganza 2015 vendor application form to submit along with your $50 non-refundable reservation fee to secure your spot at this fun-filled and informative annual event.



And, naturally, you are welcome anytime to stop by for a leisurely hike,
enjoy the bird blind, visit the gardens, relax while you read in the library,
or just unwind on the gazebo!


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