Discovery Through Nature

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To us, the jumping off point of all making and creating is the natural world and a simple sense of wonder. From there, the sky’s the limit. Join us as we delve into the connections between art and ecology, and you’ll get to make some really cool stuff along the way.

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Community Work Days

Work sites will span the mountain, from our Eastside Park property, to the Nature Center, to Ruffner Road. This is a great opportunity to get out and engage with your community, and maybe get your hands a little dirty in the process.

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Guided Hikes

The history of Ruffner Mountain is wild and a little weird, just like the natural world! Learn about both as we explore the mountain together.

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Citizen Science

Citizen science provides opportunities for the general public to participate in scientific data collection. Let our staff connect you to the many worlds, visible and invisible, that exist in your own backyard. Your input just may help a scientist change the world.

For details on our upcoming public programs, please visit our calendar.