Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve & Nature Center

2222 North College Street, Auburn, AL 36830, USA
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The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center School Program provides a diverse array of nature-based curricula for visiting school groups. Programs range from 90-120 minutes and are customized for the children’s age and school curriculum. Available topic areas include: Zoology, Botany, Geology, Astronomy, Food webs and habitats, and Environmental conservation and sustainability.

The preserve is a 120-acre living laboratory, offering students a valuable multi-sensory experience with abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, and features: conservation and wildlife viewing areas; teaching gardens and demo sites; live animal collections and exhibits; hiking trails and interpretive stations; stream, pond; and wetland areas with boardwalks.

Facilities available to students include outdoor classrooms, covered pavilion and amphitheater, shaded nature playground, handicap accessible restrooms, and drinking fountains.

The nature playground is a unique play space which offers children a rich, naturalistic experience complete with mounds, ditches, logs, tunnels, fallen trees, boulders and some creative structures including a beaver lodge, tree house and eagles nest. The nature playground is conveniently located to allow the children time for free play before returning to school.

School groups are invited to bring their own bag lunches to eat after the program. Class fees are $5/child and includes all materials and free admission for teachers, aides, and parents. Visit auburn.edu/preserve to learn more or email preserve@auburn.edu to schedule a visit.




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Address 2222 North College Street, Auburn, AL 36830, USA