Our Current Clubs

We have engaging clubs at the Nature Center to appeal to a variety interests. You can click below to learn more about each one!

All club programs require preregistration. Please register online well in advance of the class start date to ensure placement.

Astronomy Club

Join the Nature Center's Naturalist Sheila Riley on the second Wednesday of the month and meet with other members interested in astronomy. Astronomy Club is available to all Nature Center members ages 12 and up. For more information, contact

Boomers and Beyond

Were you born in 1964 or earlier?  Enjoy walking in the woods?  Connect with other nature-loving people for a lively social gathering each week.

Camera Club

Camera Club is designed for both amateur and professional photographers. We meet the third Wednesday of the month to learn and share knowledge about a focused theme or topic. The club also organizes local photo field trips to apply our skills. Camera Club is open to all Nature Center members ages 16 and up. For more information, contact Doug Kinslow at

Bumblebee on bluebells.

Native Plant Club

Are you passionate or simply curious about native plants? If so, join us as we set the foundation for sharing knowledge, supporting one another’s efforts, and helping get more native plants into the community. Whether your interests lie in native landscaping, ecosystem restoration or keeping the wild...wild, this group is for you!

Plant-Rich Lunch Club

People have many reasons for reducing or foregoing meat: ethical, environmental, and physical. Whatever your goals, join with others to try new recipes and discuss your journey. Bring your own plate, utensils, and beverage, and a vegetarian or vegan dish to share. 

Edible Plants and Foraging Group

This group gathers together to learn about the botany, lore and culinary uses of local edible plants. Group members may participate in foraging forays, educational hikes and cooking events, and will have an opportunity to give back to the land and the Nature Center by helping to enhance native edible plantings. Gatherings happen as opportunities arise.

Project FeederWatch

Stay warm inside while helping collect community science data to submit to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Bird watching and learning has never been so much fun. No experience necessary. Club takes place on Thursdays and Fridays, November through April.

TriState Hiking Club: Meetup

Stay fit and have fun with these 6-7 mile conditioning hikes that span hills, steps, and streams. Our goal is to keep moving and provide everyone with a good workout.