Events at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center offers public programming for the whole family! For private programs, check the "Programs" page. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment is not met or weather poses a safety risk. Programs may be added, so check back frequently!

Some programs require pre-registration so that we can prepare adequate materials and staff/volunteers. If that is the case, the link to pre-register will appear in the program description. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. Cancellations must be made at least one week in advance of the program for a refund to be issued. Participants who have pre-registered for a program will be notified by email of any changes.

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Nature Story Time

Thursday, October 17th, 9:30 - 10:15 am

Join us for a nature-themed story and craft, TBD. This program is appropriate for young kids accompanied by an adult, and not suited for large groups.

Free, no pre-registration required

Candlelight Halloween Hike

Friday, October 25th, 6 - 8 pm

Celebrate Halloween on the trails of Bristol Woods park! Participants will be given a candle to guide them on their adventure, and return to enjoy hot cocoa at the nature center. This program is self-guided and may not be suitable for very young children.

Friends of Pringle: $4.50 / General Public: $6

pre-registration required

Invasive Species Workday

Saturday, October 26th, 9 am - 12 pm

Need service hours, or just interested in protecting local ecosystems? Come and help us protect our native habitats by removing invasive plant species! Bring work gloves or borrow ours. Tools are provided.

Candlelight Halloween Hike

Saturday, October 26th, 6 - 8 pm

Celebrate Halloween on the trails of Bristol Woods park! Participants will be given a candle to guide them on their adventure, and return to enjoy hot cocoa at the nature center. This program is self-guided and may not be suitable for very young children.

Friends of Pringle: $4.50 / General Public: $6

pre-registration required

5K Prairie & Woods Trail Run & Hike

Saturday, November 2nd, 10 am

The annual trail run is around the corner! Check the page to the right for more details. -->

Leave No Child Inside: Nature Play Date

Saturday, November 16th, 10 am - 3 pm

Join us for self-guided nature activities celebrating autumn in the park! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free, no pre-registration required

Nature Story Time

Thursday, November 21st, 9:30 - 10:15 am

Join us for a nature-themed story and craft, TBD. This program is appropriate for young kids accompanied by an adult, and not suited for large groups.

Free, no pre-registration required

Autumn Scouts Day

Saturday, November 23rd

Need your scout to fulfill badge requirements, but don't have a big group? No problem! We now offer seasonal "Scouts Days" with pre-scheduled badge programs that your boy or girl scout can join. If you would prefer to schedule a private program for a group, please visit our "Programs" page.

$5 per scout

Check back soon for a schedule and pre-registration!

CLOSED November 28th-29th

Nature Hike

Saturday, December 7th, 10 - 11 am

Get your vitamins D and N (Nature) in by joining us on the first Saturday of every month for a hike exploring different parts of Bristol Woods park! Each hike will be led by a naturalist and focus on seasonal highlights (topics and hike distances may be updated closer to the date of the program). This program is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free, no pre-registration required

Nature Story Time

Thursday, December 19th, 9:30 - 10:15 am

Join us for a nature-themed story and craft, TBD. This program is appropriate for young kids accompanied by an adult, and not suited for large groups.

Free, no pre-registration required

Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 21st, all day

Join this century-old tradition organized by the Audubon Society by counting our local birds! Participants count each bird they see or hear in a 15-mile diameter on one day between December 14th and January 5th, then report their findings to a local compiler (Pringle Nature Center). Be sure to join us that evening for the solstice night hike!

More information

Winter Solstice Night Hike

Saturday, December 21st, 7:30 - 9 pm

Learn about the significance of the winter solstice and enjoy the quiet beauty of the woods on this moonlit hike!

Friends of Pringle: FREE / General Public: $5

pre-registration required

CLOSED December 24th-25th

CLOSED December 31st-January 1st