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At the Nature Center, we celebrate connecting kids to nature and the natural systems that bind us together.  Join us year-round for fun and learning!  Our offerings for kids include Outdoor Adventure Camps and Classes, school field trips, early childhood programs, Spring break camps, new eco-adventure trips, scout programs, and B'Earthday parties. 

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There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Nature Center, whether it is helping out at one of our events or assisting us by bringing your own unique background and expertise to our day to day operations. We wouldn't be able to provide the many quality services we do without the generosity and talent of our many volunteers. 

Interested in learning more? Fill out our online application or contact Jessica Brand at brand@shakerlakes.org or call (216) 321-5935 x 237 for more information.  We look forward to hearing from you!


 
 
 
 

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Of Mast and Men: The Life, Times and
Demise of the Passenger Pigeon

Harvey Webster
Director of Wildlife Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Thursday, November 6
6:30 pm refreshments, presentation 7 to 8:30 pm

Two hundred years ago, the Passenger Pigeon was thought to be the most numerous species of bird on earth, accounting for 25 percent of all birds in North America. Flocks darkened the skies for days on end during their migration. Nesting colonies could occupy 50 square miles. And yet on September 1, 1914 the species became extinct. Join in a look at the history of this remarkable species, the nature of its extraordinary numbers, current thoughts on the causes of its extinction and the lessons for landscape ecology. Also we will explore how the Passenger Pigeon’s demise sparked the modern conservation movement.

$8 for members; $10 for non-members.



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