Education and Programs
A variety of bird programs are offered year round for all ages and interest levels. From owl prowls at night, early morning bird counts with the Nashville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, migration hikes, and summer breeding bird hikes, to programs on specific species like bluebirds, hummingbirds, vultures and woodcocks. While some programs offered are for all ages and families, others are designed for preschoolers, homeschoolers, school field trips, high school students and adults.
Check out the Nature Center for specific programs and events, festivals and bird banding days and contact the Nature Center at 615-352-6299. If you have an interested group, call to schedule a bird program for them.
A great way to learn more about birds is to visit the Nature Center campus and explore the pond, gardens, bird feeding stations and take a hike on the Hungry Hawk Trail. Go into the Leaning Center and pick up a bird checklist, find the bird exhibit , and talk to a naturalist. Another good way to learn more is to volunteer to help with bird programs and projects. You can pick up at volunteer application at the front desk!
Celebrate Hummingbirds on August 26
Hummingbirds are migrating south now--let's celebrate through free activities including crafts, games, puppet shows, plays, costumes, and more at the Nature Center's annual Celebrate Hummingbirds event. Drop by anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to participate. Listen to GroWild's Mike Berkley discuss native plants that hummingbirds love at 11 a.m. Stay for an interactive discussion about our smallest bird at noon. Licensed bird banders will trap and band our population beginning at 8 a.m. No reservations are necessary. Contact the Nature Center with questions at 615-352-6299.