Additional Programs

Birthday Parties, Group Events

Have you been to Hartley Nature Center or attended a Hartley field trip and thought- wouldn’t this be a great thing to share with family and friends for a special occasion? Those same great programs are available by reservation for the public. We do what we do best in naturalist-led educational programming and you do what you’re best at- bringing the food and your friends! What a great and unique place for an educational experience no matter what the occasion- birthday parties, scout meetings, family reunions and receptions. In addition to the beautiful park setting you tap into the expertise of the Hartley Nature Center staff. CLICK HERE for a list of topics you can choose from or let us customize something for your needs.

Call 724-6735 today to add a little “EE” to your special “EE”vent! – Group events may not be available during Covid-19 – Call for the most up to date information.

Garden Nights

Every other Tuesday starting June 4th, and ending mid August (Date TBD) – All garden nights have been canceled for 2020

If you have an interest in helping better our beautiful park home then here is your chance. Two evenings per month we are hosting a volunteer project within our gardens here at Hartley Nature Center and would love to have you join us! Our evenings will be spent in either our Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden or Water Garden weeding, labeling plants, spreading mulch or planting new baby plants. Come to see what’s blooming in the gardens, learn about native plant landscaping, get to know your fellow Hartley supporters and enjoy your community-supported nature center. For more information, call Hartley Nature Center at 724-6735.

Nature Nook, Nature Play Group

NATURE NOOK – Ages 2-5 with parent/guardian

Our weekly get-together that includes reading a nature themed book, making a craft and taking a short hike. Meet here at 10am and be sure both of you are prepared for the weather. Runs 90 minutes every Monday, September through May. Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

SUMMER NATURE PLAY GROUP – Ages 0-5 with parent/guardian

Nature Play Group is a weekly drop-in program for families to play in Hartley Park. It is facilitated by a Hartley educator with a welcome circle then openly structured allowing children to play within natural elements (sometimes including water) as they choose. Mondays & Tuesdays 10-11:30am, June-August. Cost: 2/participating child. Note: Program meets outside, regardless of weather. In cases of extreme weather, program will be cancelled. Due to Covid-19 we will not having nature play group in summer 2020