Events at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center offers programming for the whole family! Check out the links to the right for our major events.

To register for programs, please call the nature center or fill out the online registration form. Scouting program registration forms can be found on this page. Payment can be made in the form of check or cash.

Junior Naturalist
Wednesday's, June 20th to August 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For children aged 9-12 years old. Please provide a lunch for your child. Hands-on, experiential activities will be done during the program. More information found here.

Friends: $9.00/General Public: $12.00 (price is per session per child)

Observation & Creation
Thursday's, June 21st to August 24th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For children aged 6-8 years old. Children will make nature themed creations to take home and observe nature in the park. Hands-on, experiential activities will be done during the program. More information found here.

Friends: $4.50/General Public: $6.00 (price is per session per child)

Little Naturalist
Friday's, June 22nd to August 25th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For children aged 4-5 years old. A story will be read as well as exploration of the park. Hands-on, experiential activities will be done during the program. More information found here.

Friends: $4.50/General Public: $6.00 (price is per session per child)

Tot's in the Park at Petrifying Springs

Monday's, June 18th to July 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For children ages 3-5 with a parent. This hour long program gets children outside and having fun exploring nature. Tots in the Park will meet at Pavilion #5. More information found here.

Friend of Pringle: Daily Fee $4.00 or $22.00 for all six/General Public Daily Fee $5.00 or $28.00 for all six (cost is per session per child)

Nature Story Time Hike: A Seed is a Promise by Claire Merrill

Saturday, June 2nd, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

In every seed there is a promise that a new plant will grow. Where do seeds come from? How do they grow? After the story, we will head out for a hike with activities tied to the story. This program is for families and is not suited for groups.

Free

Junior Girl Scout Flowers Badge

Saturday, June 2nd, 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Flowers are so beautiful, we bring them from the outside into our homes to add cheer to the room. But there's more to flowers than just good looks. Without them, plants would not make seeds, and scientists think the world would be much drier. Pre-registration and payment is required by Thursday, May 31st! There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout

Pringle Nature Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open House 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Evening Activities

Help us celebrate 20 years of "Putting People in Touch with Nature" where we will have hands-on exploration stations as well as Lemon Street Gallery will have artists on the grounds to paint 'en Plein Air' during the day and a campfire with food to purchase to cook over as well as lawn games and campfire songs!

The event is free, but prices vary with the food items

Brownie Girl Scout Hiker Badge

Saturday, June 16th, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Every trail leads to a new adventure. What will you and your friends do next? Learn what you need to know to how to become a hiker and get ready for your adventure. Pre-registration and payment is required by Thursday, June 14th. There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout

Webelos Into the Woods Badge

Saturday, June 16th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Webelos scouts are invited to Pringle Nature Center to earn their Into the Woods badge. Friends and siblings are welcome to join this program if they are between the ages of 8 and 12. Spaces are limited; pre-registration and payment are required to hold your spot. Please arrive by 12:45 to check in. There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout due by Thursday, June 14th

Nature Story Time: Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson

Thursday, June 21st, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

When Bear and Boy meet in the woods, they're scared at first. Really scared. But soon these kings of the wild realize that no mountain is too big to conquer if you have a friend to climb it by your side. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Free

Invasive Species Workday

Saturday, June 23rd, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours? With the help of volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are removed manually and native plants returned to the habitat. Please bring your own work gloves, tools will be provided.

Leave No Child Inside: International Mud Day

Wednesday, June 27th, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

International Mud Day aims to connect children around the globe through the earth. Connect with others and play in the mud! We will have lots of mud to play in. Please bring a change of clothes as getting dirty will be strongly encouraged!

Free; donations accepted

Nature Story Time Hike: The Tree in the Wood by Christopher Manson

Saturday, July 7th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a story with intertwining themes of growth and change and of the interrelationships between everything in the natural world. After the story, we will head out for a hike with activities tied to the story. This program is for families and is not suited for groups.

Free

Junior Girl Scout Animal Habitats Badge

Saturday, July 7th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Animals live in the wild, so we don’t get to spend time with them in their natural homes – their habitats, but that doesn't mean we can’t find out more about where they live, how they play, and how we can help them! Pre-registration and payment is required by Thursday, July 5th. There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout

Closed for Holiday

Saturday, July 4th

 

Leave No Child Inside: Frogs and Toads, Oh My!

Saturday, July 14th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Come out to learn all about the world of frogs and toads, what makes them special. We'll learn how to identify frogs visually and by their distinctive calls. Be prepared to get dirty and wet! Ages 4 and up accompanied by an adult. Registration is required! Call or register online.

Friends: $4.50/General Public: $6.00

Pringle Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, July 18th, 5:00 p.m.

Elections to the board will be held at this meeting. If you wish to become part of Pringle Nature Center's governing body, please come to the meeting and help support our mission.

Nature Story Time: The Icky Sticky Frog by Dawn Bentley

Thursday, July 19th, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Out comes Frog's tongue so sticky and long and SLURP! Another critter is gone! For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Free

Brownie Girl Scout Senses Badge

Saturday, July 21st, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

You have five senses that work together to let you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around you. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, July 19th. There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout

Webelos Earth Rocks! Badge

Saturday, July 21st, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Webelos scouts are invited to Pringle Nature Center to earn their Earth Rocks! badge. Friends and siblings are welcome to join this program if they are between the ages of 8 and 12. Spaces are limited; pre-registration and payment are required to hold your spot. Please arrive by 12:45 to check in. There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout due by Thursday, July 19th

Invasive Species Workday

Saturday, July 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours? With the help of volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are removed manually and native plants returned to the habitat. Please bring your own work gloves, tools will be provided.

Nature Story Time Hike: Tree Trunk Traffic by Bianca Lavies

Saturday, August 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Take a close-up look at all the creatures who live in and around a backyard maple tree, capturing the action and beauty of nature’s designs. After the story, we will head out for a hike with activities tied to the story. This program is for families and is not suited for groups.

Free

Junior Girl Scout Geocacher Badge

Saturday, August 4th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Geocaching is your chance to be part global explorer, part detective. You'll search for treasure chests, known as caches, using a device called a GPS receiver to find each cache's hiding place. Pre-registration and payment is required by August 3rd! There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout

Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 Workshop

Saturday, August 11th, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Spend a fun and activity-filled day getting hands-on experience with the award-winning environmental education program, Project Learning Tree. This workshop will help address state standards and provide educators with the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment. Registration is required. Registration Deadline: August 10th, 2018.

$35.00

Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing

Saturday, August 11th, 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. This year's shower should peak on the night of August 11th and the morning of the 12th. Join us for a short, informal talk about the Perseids. Please dress for the weather. Registration is required! Please call or register online.

Friends: $3.00/General Public: $5.00

Nature Story Time: The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

Thursday, August 16th, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

When a very lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl all glowing in the darkness. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Free

Brownie Girl Scout Bugs Badge

Saturday, August 18th, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. Pre-registration is required. There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout by Thursday, August 16th

Webelos Into the Wild Badge

Saturday, August 18th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Webelos are invited to Pringle Nature Center to earn their Into the Wild badges. Friends and siblings are welcome to join this program if they are between the ages of 8 and 12. Please arrive by 12:45 to check in. Please pre-register. There will be no same day registration.

$4.00 per scout due by Thursday, August 16th

Invasive Species Workday

Saturday, August 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours? With the help of volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are removed manually and native plants returned to the habitat. Please bring your own work gloves, tools will be provided.

Leave No Child Inside: Summer's Last Fling

Saturday, August 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come and explore Pringle and Bristol Woods as summer draws to a close. Sit in a magic spot, check out the pond critters, or if you're not sure what to do, we'll have cards with suggestions on how to explore our woods. Arrive and leave when you like.

Free