Pringle Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located within the 197-acre Bristol Woods County Park on County Highway MB, in between County Highway C and County Highway Q in the Village of Bristol, Wisconsin. The center is a gateway to environmental learning in Southeastern Wisconsin, providing environmental education to school groups, youth organizations, families, and adults.
The beautiful Bristol Woods County Park contains upland forest, wetland, oak savanna remnants, and prairie habitats to explore. Within the woods are over four miles of trails used for bird and wildlife observation, nature education walks, dog walking, hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Park trails and other features are maintained by the Kenosha County Parks Department.
The nature center is staffed by a full-time Naturalist and part-time Environmental Educator, with help from interns and volunteers who are dedicated to making this natural resource available to the public. These volunteers staff the nature center on Sundays to keep the building open to the public, as well as coordinate environmental education programs, write grants, and much more. We always welcome new volunteers-- please contact us for opportunities! Kenosha County, the Village of Bristol, fund raisers, rentals, and program fees cover our funding.
Pringle Nature Center is a regional resource where people of all ages can experience nature, environmental education, conservation and stewardship and in doing so, be inspired to become responsible stewards of the environment. We do this by: "Putting People in Touch with Nature"
Large groups wishing to visit the center or to use the inside of the building as a group meeting place, please call ahead.