Program & Events

  1. Public Programs
  2. EVENTS
  3. Self-Guided Groups

Tree Care & Shrub Pruning Basics

Discover basics of tree care and pruninig native shrubs to promote health, structural strength and flower/fruit production.


ISD622 Community Education Programming Partnership

We are excited to begin our programming partnership with ISD622 Community Education at the Maplewood Nature Center. Experienced naturalists will guide each of these professionally developed hands-on learning sessions. Programs are operated and registered for through ISD622 Community Education. Links to register are below.

Bird Hikes (Ages 8+)

Join Konnie Her, naturalist and avid bird watcher, at Maplewood Nature Center for a guided bird watching hike. The hikes are held monthly and each month you will discover different birds calling the nature center home and others just passing through on their migration flight. Binoculars will be available for use or bring your own. This is a great opportunity to share quality and educational time with a special youth in your life as those ages eight and above are welcome when accompanied by an adult Please note: trails in the nature center are unpaved. 

Survival Paracord Bracelet (Ages 10+)

Who knew! A simple bracelet that you constructed from paracord is actually a survival tool in disguise. Discover the various emergency situations in which paracord bracelets have come in handy. Make one for yourself or to give to dad as a gift. A supply fee of $5/bracelet is payable to the instructor at class. Dad may attend as well for an additional supply fee. Additional kits will be available for optional purchase following class. 

Dragonflies and Damselfies (Adult/Youth Ages 6+)

Discover the wonderful world of dragonflies and damselfies as you take a closer look at their various stages of life. Try your hand at catching one with a net as they are plentiful at the nature center. Finish your experience by coloring a dragonfly and damselfly picture to take with you. Fee is for one adult and 1 youth age 6 and above. 


Citywide Programs

  • Buckthorn removal
  • Citizen Science Monitoring and more
  • Edgerton Community Gardens
  • Watershed Education

Please check back for future programing.