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SPEND SUMMER EXPLORING FROM HOME WITH US THROUGH GUIDED ACTIVITIES AND "ADVENTURE PACKS"! SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR GRADES PREK-9

EXCITING NEWS

STEARNS WOODLAND
TRAIL RENOVATION

CLOSED THROUGH FALL 2020

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We rely solely on the generous contributions of donors to remain free and open to the public

ENHANCING YOUR
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

A CAMPAIGN FOR THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

DON'T THROW THAT AWAY

"FEED PEOPLE, NOT LANDFILLS" WITH THIS EASY-TO-USE COMPOSTING DROP-OFF SERVICE

FIND YOUR CONNECTION TO NATURE

RELAX AND RESTORE

UNPLUG AND UNWIND YOUR MIND AND BODY IN OUR 20-ACRE SANCTUARY

WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER?

HIT THE TRAILS

uncover seasonal wonders with each visit

ENJOY NATURE ON THE

The NEWLY RENOVATED ADA-accessible All People's Trail boardwalk and Rose Foundation Gazebo are open dawn to dusk. Get out and explore!

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CONSERVE. CONNECT. INSPIRE.

THE NATURE CENTER

Just minutes from downtown Cleveland in the heart of historic Shaker Heights and surrounded by the Shaker Parklands, the Nature Center is free and open to the public, providing wonderful nature experiences and discovery for all ages throughout all seasons.

2112
FEET OF TRAILS

8
MAPPED NATIVE HABITATS

40,000+
YEARLY
VISITORS

13,000+
STUDENTS IMPACTED

1,000+
BIRDS BANDED
ANNUALLY

UNLIMITED
OPPORTUNITIES TO DISCOVER NATURE

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The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, July 9 | 5-6PM | Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Virtual
This event is supported by the Cleveland Foundation as part of Common Ground
REGISTER NOW FOR A SUMMER FULL OF OUTDOOR FUN! NOW - AUGUST 13
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 | 6:30PM | FREE
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SUPPORT THE NATURE CENTER

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.
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.
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DON'T MISS A THING
GET ON THE LIST
Join thousands of community members who receive our monthly email newsletter, the Nature Break. You'll be the first to know of upcoming programs and events, along with educational nature features to help you stay connected to our natural world.
Join thousands of community members who receive our monthly email newsletter, the Nature Break. You'll be the first to know of upcoming programs and events, along with educational nature features to help you stay connected to our natural world.
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ENHANCING YOUR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
OUR BOLD VISION

More than 50 years ago, our community saved this green space, not only to preserve vital habitats but to provide outdoor experiences that engage and educate all. Today, we are called together to strengthen the legacy they built by investing in our outdoor classroom for generations to come. We are embarking on a bold and exciting plan to restore, renovate and enhance our 20 acres.

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We are
educating.
conserving.
providing experiences.
inspiring others.
making a difference.
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