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’ll provide a one hour naturalist-led educational program and leave the second hour for you to use as you please. 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. During the COVID-19 situation, all gatherings will be limited to 25 people, require masks and take place at our Outdoor Campus.

Call 724-6735 today to add a little “EE” to your special “EE”vent!

Garden Nights

Every other Tuesday starting June 4th, and ending mid August (Date TBD) 

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 0-5 with parent/guardian

New format for 2020! Nature Nook will occur on Monday mornings from 10-11am. The program will include a seasonal story, singing songs and going for a hike in all weather conditions. Enrollment will be for 4 week sessions. Our expected first session will begin Oct 19. Cost: $5 per person (including infants and adults).  Pre-registration is required. For the latest session information and to register, visit our registration site.

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.