Mark your calendars for upcoming programs!

Vel Scott Purple Oasis
Meet Vel Scott
Healthy You and Purple Oasis

Friday, April 23
6-7PM | Zoom

Vel Scott has reimagined what once, what is now, and what could be along Frank Ave in Cleveland, OH. Neighbors have watched as the hidden beauty of the land was uncovered as a vacant plot of land gained a high tunnel, a green house, a pergola, and more as Vel Scott transformed the space into The Purple Oasis, an urban garden and farm. Join Vel Scott to learn about her journey and how you can get involved. The zoom link will be emailed to participants shortly before the program begins.

$5 member. $7.50 non-member.

Gloria Plevin
Gloria Plevin: Portraits of Flowers
Closing Reception

Sunday, April 25
2-4PM | Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Join us for artist Gloria Plevin's closing reception of her popular Art on View exhibition, Portraits of Flowers.

Reception will be held in-person at the Nature Center. Please RSVP to Development Director Rob Sikora,, as reservations are limited due to COVID-19 regulations. Please bring and wear a mask.


online preschool
Virtual Nature Story Time:
How Do Plants Grow?

Monday, May 17 | 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 and partake in a craft.

$5 per family. Register for one or all three.

Monday, May 17
Butterflies Belong Here
by Deborah Hopkinson

Merlin Sheldrake Loganberry Books
Naturalist's Notebook Discussion: Entangled Life By Merlin Sheldrake

Sunday, May 16 | 1-3PM | Zoom

From their medicinal uses, to edible delicacies, to their ability to decompose just about everything, mushrooms have found a place in all
aspects of human life. In Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape our Futures, Merlin Sheldrake explores
these organisms. Join Loganberry Books, the Nature Center, and a fungi specialist to talk about this book, provide tips on mushroom hunting, and share some of the lore that surrounds this enormous Kingdom.

This program is free to attend. The optional $5 donation supports the Nature Center. Please purchase your book from Loganberry Books to support our partner.

$5 suggested donation.
In partnership with Loganberry Books.

Rain barrel workshop
Sustainability at Home Series: Rain Barrel Workshop

Thursday, May 20
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Make your own rain barrel and save more than water! We supply the barrel, parts and tools and show you how to construct a closed, 55-gallon rain barrel system. In collaboration with Doan Brook Watershed Partnership. Workshop fee, including barrel and parts, is $60. Space is limited and advance registration is required by May 1.

NOTE: This program will be held in-person. To maintain physical distancing requirements, please adhere to your scheduled arrival time (to be selected during registration). We have space for only one participant per rain barrel. Masks are required for all participants.


bird walks cleveland
Guided Birding Walks

Sunday May 23
8-10AM | Nature Center

Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Six feet of physical distancing between non-family participants will be required. Masks required. Due to COVID-19 concerns, binoculars are not available. Registration is required to keep group sizes limited.

Note: Our building (and restrooms) remain closed to the public. Please plan accordingly.

$5 suggested donation.