Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Now - January 30th

Tuesday-Saturdays, 9-5pm

Don't know what to do with your Christmas Tree now that the holiday is over? Bring your live (undecorated) Christmas Tree to the mulch pile behind the Nature Center. No appointment needed! We will take care of the rest!


This event will not take place on Dec 31st and Jan 1st. 


Read & Roam:

Owl Moon

Now - February 13th

Tuesday-Saturdays, 9-5pm

Bring story time to the forest!

Discover Jane Yolen's Owl Moon along the Yellow Trail!


The Yellow Trail starts behind the Nature Center (801 Elks Rd) and has some steep hills. The total length of the trail is 1 mile.

Self-led, family-friendly, free.

Winter Wildlife Wonderings Virtual Event

Now - January 30th

Tuesday-Saturdays, Online

Can you correctly guess what our local wildlife does in the winter time? Images of animals will be posted on Tuesday-Saturdays via our social media with a description. Vote or leave your answer in the comments!


Answers will be revealed on Sundays.


Appreciation for Wildlife Virtual Event

February 2nd - 13th

Tuesday-Saturdays, Online

Join us on our social media as we spotlight wildlife species that we believe deserve a little praise. Feel free to share your own images and positive stories in the comments!


January 26th, 4pm 

American Discovery Trail Hiking Club

Do you want to walk our trails but don't want to go alone? Tag along with the American Discovery Trail Hiking Club as they hike the forests of Hayes Arboretum. Learn more about the group and future dates and locations here.

Jan 26th: Meet at the Nature Center parking lot at 801 Elks Rd

Free and open to all!


Eastern Indiana Beekeepers Meeting

Are you an avid bee lover or want to learn more about beekeeping? Join the Eastern Indiana Beekeepers as they meet on various topics. Learn more here


Free and open to all!