Members play an integral role in ensuring the Nature Center remains free and open to the public. As such, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is delighted to announce a refreshed membership program with updated benefits, events and communications! Don't delay, join today!
Just minutes from downtown Cleveland in the heart of historic Shaker Heights and surrounded by the Shaker Parklands, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is free and open to the public providing wonderful nature experiences and discovery for all ages and through all seasons.
Serving the community as a conserved green space, the Nature Center connects visitors with nature and inspires environmental stewardship in the thousands of adults and children served each year through unique and engaging programming and educational offerings.
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes has been designated as a National Environmental Education Landmark (U.S. Park Service), an Important Bird Area (Audubon Society), and an official Wildlife Habitat Site (National Wildlife Federation).
A Nature Inspired Trailblazing Benefit
Saturday, June 2 | 6:30 - 11 PM
Nature Story Time
July 2 - August 13
Registration is now open for our Nature Story Time! With different themes each week through the summer, children aged 3 1/2 to 7 can enjoy an hour filled with reading time, crafts and a hike!
Ohio Boating Education
Saturday, June 9 | 9AM – 5 PM
Join Sergeant Derek Hill from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a free course on boating laws, accident prevention and safety. Ohio boating regulations require anyone born on or after January 1, 1982, to show proof of completing an approved boating safety course or proficiency test before operating a boat more than 10 horsepower. Those not legally required to take a course also are welcome.
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The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes receives no property or income tax support and relies solely on the generosity of our members, donors, and funders to sustain our mission to conserve a natural area, connect people with nature, and inspire environmental stewardship.