Public Events at FPNC
Drop-In/Ongoing Programs at Forest Park Nature Center
Unless otherwise indicated, donations are requested for all walks and programs. CORE members often receive a discount for programs with a fee. Thank you for your support!
Yoga with Jean Sloan
Every Monday • 5:30-6:45 pm • Ages 8+
Fee: 4 classes for $36, 8 classes for $64 or $10 drop in
Experience the benefits of yoga in the tranquil setting of Forest Park Nature Center. This beginning class will combine gentle postures, breathing practices and relaxation with an emphasis on self-acceptance and discovery. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or large towel, and refrain from eating a large meal prior to class. Some mats are available for use at the Nature Center. For more information contact Jean at 678-8099. Age: 8+ Fee: $10 drop-in fee; packages also available.
Old Time Folk and Country Jam
2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
3:30-5:00 pm • All ages
Dust off that guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument and bring it down to the Nature Center for a jam session. Meet other musicians and learn some new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to come, listen and enjoy.
NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER – JUST DROP IN
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Morning Bird Hikes 7:00 am
Morning Bird Hikes @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Sa: 9/5, 10/3, 11/28, 12/26 • 7-8:30 am Ages 10+ The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising bird watcher gets to see the best assortment of our feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we have … Continued
River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sa: 9/5, 10/10, 11/7, 12/5 and 1/16/16 1:00-2:00 pm • All ages Listen to Native American flute music, or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome, and the circle is open to the public. … Continued
Creatures of the Night 6:30 pm
Creatures of the Night @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
F: 10/16 • $4/child, $2/adult 6:30-9:00 pm (last person allowed on trails at 8:30 pm) Summon your courage to walk through the dark forest filled with the sounds of night creatures. Learn about bats, owls and more nocturnal animals. Inside … Continued
Nature Photography Contest & Show 10:00 am
Nature Photography Contest & Show @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the beauty of nature by joining in this late summer and fall photography contest. Categories include Wildlife, Nature Landscape/Scene, Close-up Flora, Digitally Altered and Young Shutterbugs (12 & under). Prizes for first and second place winners in each division. … Continued
Fall Color Walks 1:30 pm
Fall Color Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sundays, 10/4 and 10/18. Enjoy the tapestry of fall color and other seasonal changes on these naturalist-guided tours. All ages. No fee, but donations are appreciated!
Habitat Restoration Workdays 10:00 am
Habitat Restoration Workdays @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sa: 10/24 • Seed Collection Sa: 11/21 • Honeysuckle Removal 10 am-12 pm • Ages 14+ (all minors must have guardian sign waiver) Help us maintain Forest Park’s ecological integrity at these habitat restoration workdays. There will be a short … Continued
Spiders, Oh My! 10:30 am
Spiders, Oh My! @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sa: 10/31 • 10:30-11:30 am • Ages 5+ Spiders may look sort of spooky, but they are actually more helpful than they are scary! Drop in to learn about our eight-legged friends and make a spider-themed craft to take home.