Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Young Explorers Camp

Who lives in the woods? We’ll explore the trails and gardens as we look for animals, flowers and bugs that live in the woods and enjoy related games and crafts. After lunch we will enter our own fantasy world of fairies, dragons, and other mythical creatures.

Call 502-458-1328 for more information or go to our website

at www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

Members $176.00 full day / $100.00 half day

Non/Members 220.00 full day / $125.00 half day

 

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Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Story Walk

Louisville Nature Center invites you to our Story Walks. 

The walks are a self directed activity and a wonderful way for families to get a little exercise while reading excellent children's literature.

The walks are from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

No Reservation required come at a convenient time for your family. 

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

Magical Nature

Magical Nature Camp

At the Louisville Nature Center

June 11-15

9am-4 pm   

Ages 8-12

max 22

Welcome to "Bogwarts School for Nature Wizards" where you will uncover the magic of nature in the Beargrass Creek State Nature

Preserve. This camp is based loosely on the Harry Potter books. Play Quidditch and learn about potions, herbology, magical creatures and more!

 

$176 members $220 non members

               502-458-1328

  www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

Welcome to Middle Earth

Journey through the woods, trails, and gardens of Middle Earth at the Louisville Nature Center. Along the way, meet mysterious creatures, role play, create, feast, and

investigate the magic of science! Based on the book The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by JR Tolkein.

Members $176.00

Non—Members $220.00

 

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Jun
25
to Jun 29

Trackem Smackem #1

$176.00 for Members

$220.00 for Non-members

 Campers will be keeping track of

native wildlife at the Louisville Nature Center and in the

Beargrass Creek State Nature

Preserve. Have lunch at the

Louisville Tennis Center and then have a "smackem" good time hitting balls over the nets,

learning new tennis skills and

improving your swing.

 

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Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Things Camp

$176.00 for members

       220.00 for non-members

Let's spend the morning investigating the wildlife who live here at the Beargrass State Nature Preserve. After lunch we will learn about how bugs and rocks are connected.

 

 

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Jul
9
to Jul 13

Wild About the Arts #1

Let your child be led by nature. Art and nature will be explored by engaging in hands on projects using a variety of natural materials then unpack your lunch and get ready for the afternoon. Shine Studio is joining us again offering music, movement, yoga, drumming and hooping. Have fun inside and outside

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Jul
16
to Jul 20

Wild About the Arts #2

Let your child be led by nature. Art and nature will be explored by engaging in hands on projects using a variety of natural materials then unpack your lunch and get ready for the afternoon. Shine Studio is joining us again offering music, movement, yoga, drumming and hooping. Have fun inside and outside.

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

Trackem Smackem #2

Campers will be keeping track of native wildlife at the Louisville Nature Center and in the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Have lunch at the Louisville Tennis Center and then have a "smackem" good time hitting balls over the nets, learning new tennis skills and improving your swing

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

Phenomenal Forest

Let's spend the morning investigating the wildlife who live here at the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. After lunch let your child's minds go wild as they  experiment with the elements and learn how science and curiosity works together to answer the wackiest of questions. 

 

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Jul
30
to Aug 3

Young Explorers Camp #2

Who lives in the woods? We’ll explore the trails and gardens as we look for animals, flowers and bugs that live in the woods and enjoy related games and crafts. After lunch we will enter our own fantasy world of fairies, dragons, and other mythical creatures. Half-day option available

 

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May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Monthly Parent's Night Out

Enjoy a few hours out without the kids!

Whether you  go shopping, go see a movie or just enjoy a quiet dinner 

Your kids will enjoy

· Playing Nature Games

· Crafts

· Visit our Bird Blind

· Hiking

Dinner will be provided.

For ages 6 –12

$15 for members

$20 for non-members

Registration & Prepayment required by the Weds. before event

Space is limited

Call 502-458-1328 for more information

 

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May
12
10:30 AM10:30

Story Walk

Louisville Nature Center invites you to our Story Walks. 

The walks are a self directed activity and a wonderful way for families to get a little exercise while reading excellent children's literature.

The walks are from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

No Reservation required come at a convenient time for your family. 

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Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Monthly Parent's Night Out

Enjoy a few hours out without the kids!

Whether you  go shopping, go see a movie or just enjoy a quiet dinner 

Your kids will enjoy

· Playing Nature Games

· Crafts

· Visit our Bird Blind

· Hiking

Dinner will be provided.

For ages 6 –12

$15 for members

$20 for non-members

Registration & Prepayment required by the Weds. before event

Space is limited

Call 502-458-1328 for more information

 

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Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Story Walk

Louisville Nature Center invites you to our Story Walks. 

The walks are a self directed activity and a wonderful way for families to get a little exercise while reading excellent children's literature.

The walks are from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

No Reservation required come at a convenient time for your family. 

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Backyard Chickens Garden Series

Learn the joy of raising chickens in your backyard. Before you bring your baby chicks home, make sure you are ready for them. Learn about coop requirements and their care from baby chicks to full grown hens.

$10 for Members    $12 for Non-Members

$35 for Series for Members

$40 for Series for Non-Members

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Pollinatar Garden -- Garden Series

Pollinator Gardens :If elementary school students can do it, you can too! Pollinator gardens are for everyone. Butterflies and moths need food plants for their caterpillars. Native plants already know what to do! Learn how to create beauty in any space. Help the planet a garden at a time.

$10 for Members    $12 for Non-Members

$35 for Series for Members

$40 for Series for Non-Members

 

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Walk on the Weed Side Garden Series

Join Pat Haragan, botanist and author of The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A Botanical Field Guide at the Louisville Nature Center. The class will include a weed identification walk so dress for weather and bring a field guide and hand lens if you have them. Pat will discuss plant identification characteristics of the weeds found growing on the property of the LNC as well as their life histories and interesting facts and lore. Participants for this field class are encouraged to bring a hand lens and their favorite field guide. Dress for the weather.

$10 for Members     $12 for Non-Members

$35 for Series for Members

$40 for Series for Non-Members

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Apr
2
to Apr 6

Forest Treasures Spring Break Camp

Campers will enjoy the week playing

nature games, doing arts & crafts,

hiking, learning about the plants and

animals that will wake up this spring at the Louisville Nature Center and the

Beargrass State Nature Preserve. School is on break but the fun is

just beginning!

For ages 6—12

$176.00 Members

$220.00 Non-members

We have openings to sign up for single days this week at
Forest Treasures Spring Break Camp for $50 per day.
Please call in advance to register for single camp days! 
502-458-1328

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Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Monthly Parent's Night Out

Enjoy a few hours out without the kids!

Whether you  go shopping, go see a movie or just enjoy a quiet dinner 

Your kids will enjoy

· Playing Nature Games

· Crafts

· Visit our Bird Blind

· Hiking

Dinner will be provided.

For ages 6 –12

$15 for members

$20 for non-members

Registration & Prepayment required by the Weds. before event

Space is limited

Call 502-458-1328 for more information

 

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Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Story Walks

Louisville Nature Center invites you to our Story Walks. 

The walks are a self directed activity and a wonderful way for families to get a little exercise while reading excellent children's literature.

The walks are from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

No Reservation required come at a convenient time for your family. 

 

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Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas Bird Count

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS
This year marks the 118th Christmas Bird Count sponsored by the National Audubon Society.

Louisville Nature Center's Bird Blind will be open from 12noon-4pm for anyone wanting to participate in the Christmas Bird Count.

Your participation is needed in one or more of these counts this year. The dates for the local counts are listed below. 

 

LOUISVILLE                     Sunday, December 17

BERNHEIM FOREST,       Saturday, December 23
OTTER CREEK                  Thursday, December 28
PARADISE                           Sunday, December 31

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Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Birdwalk

Join birder Rod Botkins for very informative bird walks at LNC and the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. The walks are free, but donations are always appreciated. No registration necessary.

  • Good for the whole family.
  • Those 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meet in the LNC lobby around 9:50. The Birdwalk starts at 10 and runs about an hour.
  • Have fun, make friends, learn about birds and get some exercise.
  • If you have binoculars, please bring them.
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Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Parents Night Out

Enjoy a few hours out without the kids!

Whether you finish your shopping, start your shopping or just enjoy a quiet dinner your kids will

· Play Games

· Make Christmas crafts—Nature style

  · Listen to Holiday music

Light refreshments will be served and Santa might make a visit.

We will get your kiddos in the Christmas Spirit and you can relax or shop for a few hours before the chaos of Christmas Break.

For ages 6 –12

$10 for members

$15 for non-members

           Registration & Prepayment required  12/14/17 @ 4pm

Call 502-458-1328 for more information

*Every child will take away a nature made ornament

 

 

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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Holly & Ivy

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    Make this old fashioned holiday event a tradition with your friends and family. Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while making your own, wreaths, swags and table decorations from live greenery.

Ribbons, gloves and wire cutters are provided, but we appreciate you bringing your own tools if you have them.

BOOK a private wreath making party for your family, friends or work holiday event.  You provide your own food.  LNC provides the space, greenery and wreath making expertise.  Call 458-1328 for more details.

 

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Nov
23
to Nov 25

Closed For Thanksgiving

The Louisville Nature Center's Bird Blind and Education Center will be closed from Thursday November 23rd to Sunday November 26th. We will reopen on Monday November 27th at 9am.

As always, you can hike the trails and enjoy the gardens from dawn to dusk. 

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Owl Prowl -- FULL

 Owl Prowl is FULL

Owl Prowl is FULL

Join Chris Bidwell & Susan Wilson at the Nature Center for an

Owl Prowl.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Recommended for ages 6 & up.

Dress for the weather.  Rain Date 12/2/17

Cost: LNC member or volunteer $5 per person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Non-members $7 per person or $28 for families of 4 or more

Limited to 20 participates

Call 502-458-1328 to Register

Payment required at registration by 11/16/17

 

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Birdwalk

Join birder Rod Botkins for very informative bird walks at LNC and the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. The walks are free, but donations are always appreciated. No registration necessary.

  • Good for the whole family.
  • Those 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meet in the LNC lobby around 9:50. The Birdwalk starts at 10 and runs about an hour.
  • Have fun, make friends, learn about birds and get some exercise.
  • If you have binoculars, please bring them.
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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Birdwalk

Join birder Rod Botkins for very informative bird walks at LNC and the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. The walks are free, but donations are always appreciated. No registration necessary.

  • Good for the whole family.
  • Those 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meet in the LNC lobby around 9:50. The Birdwalk starts at 10 and runs about an hour.
  • Have fun, make friends, learn about birds and get some exercise.
  • If you have binoculars, please bring them.
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Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Birdwalk

Join birder Rod Botkins for very informative bird walks at LNC and the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. The walks are free, but donations are always appreciated. No registration necessary.

  • Good for the whole family.
  • Those 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meet in the LNC lobby around 9:50. The Birdwalk starts at 10 and runs about an hour.
  • Have fun, make friends, learn about birds and get some exercise.
  • If you have binoculars, please bring them.
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