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2020 Summer Happenings

Seasonal Employment

The Nature Center is proud to advertise Summer 2020 positions! Please see announcements below, and call or email us with questions.

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Naturalist Camp for School-aged Children

Spend summer exploring nature at Warner Park Nature Center’s Naturalist Camp!

Summer Naturalist Camp Flyer

Naturalist Camp Details

  • Registration opens January 2, 2020
  • Camp sessions will run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon
  • Cost is $125 per week of camp for Davidson County residents; $150 per week for non-residents
  • Campers must meet the age requirements listed to be enrolled in camp

Explorers Naturalist Camp

June 22-26, 2020

Search for tadpoles, turn over a rotting log, hunt for salamanders in the creek and track pollinators in the garden. Experience the natural world through hands-on activities, close encounters with live animals, stories, nature hikes and outdoor play. Every morning will be spent outdoors in nature exploring what fascinates you.

kids exploring the creek

Insect Naturalist Camp

July 13-17, 2020

Butterflies, dragonflies, praying mantises, beetles... just how many insects can we discover throughout Warner Parks? Investigate the forests, fields, creeks and ponds through a naturalist’s lens. Expect to be surprised, to be awed, to be baffled by what we find -- but most of all, expect the unexpected as we use all the tools of a naturalist to explore the world of insects.

Adult Programs This Spring

It's time to Find Your Inner Naturalist!

Red-bellied Woodpecker at feeder

Our Adult Learning Series continues in the cold months. Registration is required for these adult programs, and space is limited.

Upcoming programs:

Enjoy Spring Wildflowers with Us,

Wildflower brochures are available online, and printed copies are at the Nature Center trailhead. Watch our Facebook page for wildflower updates. Hike the north-facing slope of the Mossy Ridge trail in Percy Warner Park as well as the north-facing slope of the Old Roadway in Edwin Warner Park to see the beauty of spring!

Virginia Bluebell flowers

Explore the Nature Center at Night this Spring

After the Park darkens, nocturnal animals become active and the stars come out to play. Watch social media for themes the week of each NC@N program. Registration is not required, and all ages are welcome to these drop-in programs from 6-8 p.m.

  • April 17
  • May 8

Nature Center building at Night

Get Connected to Warner Park

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So many ways to be involved at the Nature Center and the Park!

Share your Warner Park experience on our Facebook page

Email Warner Park Nature Center

Get on our newsletter mailing list

Volunteer with Friends of Warner Parks

We'll see you soon!

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Sunday and Monday:
Closed

Contact Us

7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

Phone: 615-862-8555
Fax: 615-880-2282

wpnc@nashville.gov

Directions to Warner Park Nature Center

Our Mission

  • To provide quality environmental education and responsible recreation.
  • To help protect, preserve, restore and manage the park ecosystem and all natural resources.
  • To raise awareness, foster respect and share enthusiasm for the natural environment

Educate, protect, recreate

barred owlThe Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together!

  • a jump-off point for exploring over 3,100 acres of Nashville's Burch Reserve, Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks
  • a natural history and education reference for individuals and groups
  • a resource for organic gardening and native plant landscaping

The living laboratory of Warner Park is shared through free programs offered throughout the year, school field trips and high school labs, outdoor recreation programs and activities and events for people of all ages.

Connect

Check out our 2016 PEN Pals (People Exploring Nature) season.

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