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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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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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 by 12/12/17

Call 502-458-1328 for more information

*Every child will take away a nature made ornament

 

 

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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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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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Sep
2
to Sep 4

Closed for Labor Day

The Louisville Nature Center's education building and bird blind will be closed Saturday Sept. 2nd and Monday Sept. 4th for Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday Sept. 5th at 9am.

As always, our trails and gardens will be open from dawn to dusk.

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Aug
19
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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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Birdwak

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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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Days

Louisville Nature Center

Wednesday July 5—Friday July 7

 

Wild Humans

10am—12pm

An energizing program exploring the differences in human and animal movement. Kids can get their wiggles out while exploring art and nature, and embodying all their favorite native animals. We will learn about different habitats and how animals live and move in them, as well as how we can appreciate our own unique bodies. Dance inspired by nature will inspire all!

Sense of the Wild

1pm—3pm

What do you see? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? This program engages students in figurative language to describe objects in nature. Through sensory exploration students will explore different aspects of nature.

 

Program are 2 hours each and include a visit to the bird blind, and a guided hike on the red maple trail with an exclusive look at the hugging tree.

 Ages range from pre K to 6th grade.

Program size 10 to 50.

Pre-register your child for $5 discounted rate on our website

Www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

Walk—ins$7

Rain or Shine

Dress for the outdoors.

Tennis shoes, bug repellent and sunscreen

 

 

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Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Days

Louisville Nature Center

Wednesday July 5—Friday July 7

 

Wild Humans

10am—12pm

An energizing program exploring the differences in human and animal movement. Kids can get their wiggles out while exploring art and nature, and embodying all their favorite native animals. We will learn about different habitats and how animals live and move in them, as well as how we can appreciate our own unique bodies. Dance inspired by nature will inspire all!

Sense of the Wild

1pm—3pm

What do you see? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? This program engages students in figurative language to describe objects in nature. Through sensory exploration students will explore different aspects of nature.

 

Program are 2 hours each and include a visit to the bird blind, and a guided hike on the red maple trail with an exclusive look at the hugging tree.

 Ages range from pre K to 6th grade.

Program size 10 to 50.

Pre-register your child for $5 discounted rate on our website

Www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

Walk—ins$7

Rain or Shine

Dress for the outdoors.

Tennis shoes, bug repellent and sunscreen

 

 

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Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Days

Louisville Nature Center

Wednesday July 5—Friday July 7

 

Wild Humans

10am—12pm

An energizing program exploring the differences in human and animal movement. Kids can get their wiggles out while exploring art and nature, and embodying all their favorite native animals. We will learn about different habitats and how animals live and move in them, as well as how we can appreciate our own unique bodies. Dance inspired by nature will inspire all!

Sense of the Wild

1pm—3pm

What do you see? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? This program engages students in figurative language to describe objects in nature. Through sensory exploration students will explore different aspects of nature.

 

Program are 2 hours each and include a visit to the bird blind, and a guided hike on the red maple trail with an exclusive look at the hugging tree.

 Ages range from pre K to 6th grade.

Program size 10 to 50.

Pre-register your child for $5 discounted rate on our website

Www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

Walk—ins$7

Rain or Shine

Dress for the outdoors.

Tennis shoes, bug repellent and sunscreen

 

 

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Jun
17
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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May
20
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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Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Rare Species of Kentucky

Join Dr. Victoria Prescott on April 19 for a class on RARE plants and animals native to Kentucky. Participants might be surprised to learn what they thought were common species actually fall into the rare category and why. Dr. Prescott will provide information on environmental impacts on birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, snakes, insects, trees and flowers. Victoria holds a PhD in Biology and Bachelors of Science in Biology with concentration in ecology. Participants will receive handouts relating to the class topic.

Cost: $15 Pre-registration and payment required by Friday April 14

Special Discount: $10-University students and members of local environmentally focused organization

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