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
29
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditation

LNC is now introducing our Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditations!

Join us on Sunday, July 15th and 29th at 7 am for an early morning invocation of the Earth. A guided meditation will take place where you can wake up your senses by connecting and centering yourself to the Earth. We will wander through the sensory garden, relax in the bird blind, meditate in the amphitheatre, and go on a walking meditation on the Red Maple Trail. A great event for people of all ages and mental and physical abilities! Feel free to bring notebooks or drawing pads.

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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

This camp is FULL

 

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Aug
6
to Aug 10

Nature Adventure Camp

One more week of camp before School!!!

Campers will have an adventurous week exploring the Beargrass State Nature Preserve and learning about the animals that call this place home. We’ll take a look at how animals move, what they eat and what makes a good habitat. Each camper will get to take home their very own fish from the LNC fish tank. We will  provide 2 snacks for camp so don’t forget to bring your lunch.

$176.00 for members

$220 for non-members

Ages 6—12

Sign up by going to the Programs and Events page then to Summer Camps

 

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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
15
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditation

LNC is now introducing our Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditations!

Join us on Sunday, July 15th and 29th at 7 am for an early morning invocation of the Earth. A guided meditation will take place where you can wake up your senses by connecting and centering yourself to the Earth. We will wander through the sensory garden, relax in the bird blind, meditate in the amphitheatre, and go on a walking meditation on the Red Maple Trail. A great event for people of all ages and mental and physical abilities! Feel free to bring notebooks or drawing pads.

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Jul
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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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

This Camp is FULL

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Jul
2
to Jul 6

Summer Adventure Days

Are you looking for a short summer program to spark the creativity of your child? Bring your family or group and join us at the Louisville Nature Center for a Forest Exploration Hike, Critter Meet & Greet, and Arts & Crafts. Afterwards, we'll have lunch provided by the Summer Food Program.

Monday July 2nd 10am-12noon

Tuesday July 3rd 10am-12noon

Friday July 6th 10am-12noon

***Hikes will begin promptly at 10 am***

Pre-registration is required. $10 per child (ages 3+). There is no charge for parents/chaperones.

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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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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
18
to Jun 22

Young Explorers Camp Session 3

9am-4pm

Ages 4-6

1/2 day option available

 

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
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
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
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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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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