Jimmy’s Treehouse is NOW OPEN!

Jimmy’s Treehouse is NOW OPEN! Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordintor Saturday, July 17, 2021 We are excited to announce that Jimmy’s Treehouse is NOW OPEN to the public! Jimmy’s Treehouse is yet another exciting enhancement to the grounds at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, made possible through the Enhancing Your Outdoor Classroom: Campaign for the […]

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Shaker Forest School

LEARNING IN OUR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM: THE SHAKER FOREST SCHOOL Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator Thursday, July 1, 2021 This past year brought many challenges for educators as schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One local group, now officially named The Shaker Forest School, broke free from digital screens and traditional classrooms to hold their preschool […]

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Erik Neff sculpture

Introducing a Stunning New Sculpture on the All People’s Trail

Introducing a Stunning New Sculpture at the All People’s Trail Entrance Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator January 31, 2021 At the Kohl Fund Gateway to the newly reconstructed All People’s Trail sits a glimmering, gleaming new sculpture created by local artist Erik Neff. This is the latest example of the Nature Center’s efforts to spotlight local […]

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Where to see snowy owls Cleveland

Snowy Owls Return to Cleveland

SNOWY OWLS RETURN TO CLEVELAND Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator January 22, 2020 With their snow-white feathers and bright yellow eyes, snowy owls (Bubo scandiacus) are nothing short of magical. While they spend the majority of the year in their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle, they migrate 2,000 miles south where they can be seen […]

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New Sparrow Song Goes Viral

New Sparrow Song Goes Viral   Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator December 18, 2020 “Oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada,” is a commonly heard bird song throughout our region’s forests in the spring, but recently, the white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) has changed its tune. A study published on July 2 in the journal Current Biology shows that […]

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Don’t Squirm! We’re Learning with Worms!

Don’t Squirm! We’re Learning with Worms! Lisa Golba Early Childhood Environmental Educator May 7, 2020 “We must teach our children to smell the Earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall- to care.” -John Cleal My job at the Nature Center at […]

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Digging Deeper: Snacks with Snakes

DIGGING DEEPER: SNACKS WITH SNAKES Madi Bacci, Seasonal Environmental Educator or Stewardship & Restoration Intern April 9, 2020 Recently on our Your Outdoor Classroom LIVE: Snacks with Snakes on Facebook, we got up close with Onyx & Obsidian, our 8-month-old baby gray rat snakes (Pantherophis spiloides) and talked about the AMAZING adaptations that allow snakes […]

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Stories with Snails

STORIES WITH SNAILS Ashley Hall, Marketing Coordinator March 20, 2020 Today on our Facebook LIVE, we learned all about the common Garden snail (Cornu aspersum) from our FABULOUS Environmental Educator Lisa Golba, and we wanted to share some snail facts and resources with you! NOTE: This livestream will be available on our Facebook feed for […]

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Living with Coyotes

CO-EXISTING WITH COYOTES Nick Mikash Natural Resources Specialist If you live in the Cleveland area you are probably aware that we share our city with coyotes! Coyotes are an often misunderstood native species that is part of a healthy ecosystem. While it’s rare to see coyotes during the day, our trail cameras capture sightings of […]

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DIY plarn

Repurposing Plastic for Those in Need

Repurposing Plastic for Those in Need Ashley Hall Marketing Coordinator 3/1/2020 Angel Perry, Welcome Desk Associate at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes practices sustainability in a big way. Her story of giving back is an inspiration to all of us, and hopefully all of you! What if we told you that single-use plastics could […]

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