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Nature Center


The Buttinger Nature Center is temporarily closed in preparation for the upcoming construction of our new environmental and education center. All of our education programs and activities, including Watershed Nature Camp, are operating throughout our construction phase.

Our Nature Shop is also open on a limited basis, including during Watershed Nature Camp. New for Spring 2014 – we are selling delicious, locally produced honey, from Yellow Bee Apiaries in Lawrenceville. Give us a call or visit to purchase a jar!

The new center will increase our program capacity by more than doubling our available space, provide teaching and research facilities to increase the rigor and sophistication of our scientific and educational curriculum, and model innovative behaviors and technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and restore environmental health.

Click here to learn more about our new facility, and our plans to become an inspiring model for how we can all live more environmentally responsible lives!



Nature of the Night Halloween Hike

Saturday, October 25, 6:00-9:00PM, Families (children 5-10yo); $10pp OR $25/family

It's BACK...our annual family-friendly and non-scary night hike on the Watershed Reserve! Join the Education Staff to explore the ecology of night and magic of Halloween. Includes campfire in the woods and roasted marshmallows. Guided hikes run every 20 minutes, last hike begins at 8:00PM. No costumes please, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. This event is filling FAST, call now to reserve your spots!

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Volunteer at the ‘Shed

Discover the many ways you can help at the Reserve. We have volunteer opportunities available in many different capacities. Are you good at event planning? Clearing trails? Conducting scientific research? Or are you looking for a corporate work day for you and your coworkers? Click here to learn more and complete a volunteer application..


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