About Us

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).

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OHIO POLLINATOR ADVOCATE CERTIFICATION

OHIO POLLINATOR ADVOCATE CERTIFICATION
Thursday, April 26 | 7 - 9 PM

Ohio Pollinator Advocates are certified, trained volunteers who spread the word about the importance of pollinators. Denise Ellsworth will cover the following topics: pollination biology, bee identification and biology and habitat enhancement. Once certified, advocates agree to teach adult and youth audiences why pollinators matter and how to take action to conserve these important species. Advocates have access to outreach resources and materials, including PowerPoint programs and identification guides. Free for members; $10 for non-members.

SUMMER OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP

SUMMER OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP
June 18 - August 16

Registration is now open for Summer Outdoor Adventure Camps! Learn more about our popular and often sold-out camp experiences and get a jump on registration today.

DOAN BROOK ANNUAL STREAM SWEEP

DOAN BROOK ANNUAL STREAM SWEEP & WEED PULL 
Sunday, April 22 | 1 – 3PM

Celebrate Earth Day with Doan Brook Watershed Partnership and the Nature Center and take care of our urban environment by cleaning up winter’s accumulation of trash and pulling invasive plants in the Doan Brook’s parklands. All ages welcome! Meet at the corner of East 127th Street and Fairhill Road. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, as well as refreshments. Warm clothing and waterproof boots are recommended. Free.
Visit doanbrookpartnership.org to register or call 216.325.7781.

Support the Nature Center with your Membership

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!

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Do You NEED Nature?!

Sign up for email updates! Join thousands of community members who receive our monthly email newsletter, Nature Break.  You will receive exclusive Nature Center communications including program and event announcements together with educational nature features to help you stay connected to our natural world.

The Nature Center is proud to partner with our 2018 Organizational Sponsor

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Voted Best Birthday Party Location by Cleveland Magazine

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The Nature Center is proud to be part of the Ohio Lake Erie Birding Trail.

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is generously supported by

Voted Best Nature Center and Best Summer Camp by Macaroni Kid

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Give to the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes!

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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