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How to build a bird feeder

Sunday, November 8
11AM-3PM | Nature Center

Come out to the Nature Center on Sunday, November 8 to get your seasonal seed, bird houses, feeders, and more!

Help support the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and your feathered friends! Order through October 30 and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Nature Center. Seed pick-up will take place on Sunday, November 8.

Thanks to Dave Pretnar, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mayfield Heights, for supplying the bird seed and thanks to all of you for your support! For more information on which type of seed to purchase, visit our blog.


Family Campfire Night

Friday, October 16 | 6-7:30PM

Join us for an evening of songs, activities, stories and more! An interactive experience is planned that will have your family singing and dancing along to both traditional campfire music (led by some of our friends and neighbors) and a campfire DJ dance party (a family friendly performance from Darth Mall of Post Modern Entertainment). There are activities to try throughout the evening and the evening will end with star stories to inspire your family to enjoy the night sky together.

Event has been cancelled.
Please register for other upcoming events!

Diversity talks Cleveland

Presented by Nicole Jackson
Wednesday, October 21 | 7-8PM

Join Nicole Jackson as she shares about her work blending equity, mental health, and relationship building into environmental education and outreach. Growing up with 10 other siblings in inner-city Cleveland, Ohio, Nicole Jackson loved learning and eventually became a first-generation college graduate earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Education from The Ohio State University. She began her college career wanting to become a veterinarian and realized she wanted to connect more people of color to nature after completing an avian technician internship.

$5 member, $7.50 non-member

Rust Belt Riders
NEW! Sustainability at Home Series: Food Waste: The Biggest Problem We Can Solve

Presented by Daniel Brown, Co-founder of Rust Belt Riders
Thursday, November 12
6-7PM | Zoom

In the United States, nearly 40% of all food grown will end up in landfills. When food enters landfills, it emits harmful greenhouse gases that accelerate climate change. This solvable problem has a massive impact ecologically, economically, and socially. Learn from Daniel Brown, co-founder of Rust Belt Riders on both the causes of and solutions to this massive problem.

$7.50 member, $10 non-member

Virtual Hikes
Nature at Home: Virtual Hikes

Seasonal | Available on YouTube

Can't get outside? No worries! Join us for a new video series of short, virtual, seasonal hikes accessible from the comfort of your home via YouTube! Learn about our stunning 20-acre nature preserve and the animals and plants that call it home.

Watch our social media and e-mail communications for more information and release dates for future videos. Filmed by Long Division Creative. Narrated by Education Director Erica Prange.

FREE. No registration required. Free.

Homeschool learning
Virtual Nature Story Time: Think Like a Scientist

Select Monday Evenings

October 5 | 4:30-5PM | Zoom

November 2 | 4:30-5PM | Zoom

Children ages 3 1/2 to 7 years of age with an adult are invited to join the Nature Center on Zoom to read a story. This season, meet a few of the Nature Center’s favorite fictional young scientists. These inquisitive role models will show you how to think like a scientist to make discoveries at home that contribute to real research. A craft or activity to try at home will be modeled after the story so your young naturalist can join in the fun.

$5 per family.