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!

Garden Nights

Select Tuesdays in June, July, & August (2019 dates will be posted soon)

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 MONDAYS- 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 MONDAYS- Ages 0-5 with parent/guardian

This all-outdoors weekly drop-in program meets at 10am in the Hartley Nature Playscape. It is facilitated by a Hartley educator with a welcoming circle then is openly structured allowing children to explore within the playscape elements (including water) as they choose (only cancels for extreme weather). Runs 90 minutes every Monday, June through August. Cost: $2/participating child