Welcome to the                                              Placer Nature Center

Future of Placer Nature Center is Bright

Hello again and thank you for your continued support of PNC. After several months of discussions with the California Conservation Corps staff and Director Saito, we are happy to announce PNC will remain on site and a new agreement will be finalized by July 1.

The up coming CCC construction project beginning in July will have some operational impacts on PNC including a shortened summer camp season. However fall school and weekend programs will run as usual.

We are very grateful to the CCC staff, managers and Director Saito for their continued support of the organization and their willingness to help keep the mission of PNC alive and well.

We look forward to our continued partnership with the corps and value their work and mission.

Thank you for all the calls, letters and emails of support to the CCC, they made the difference!  The organization has persevered through a difficult time and we look forward to many more happy and productive years.


Enthusiastic, environmentally aware, education focused and community orientated  people to join the                   Board of Directors of Placer Nature Center.                                     Contact Dave Matthews for more details- dmatthews@placernaturecenter.org
PNC is an outdoor classroom located on 60 acres in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. A place where children can find their place in the natural world as they develop science literacy.   A place where people of all ages can explore their link with the out-of-doors and use the environment and our exhibits for educational growth.
A resource center for educators to learn methods and find material for teaching about natural systems.
A place for discovering our natural and cultural history and exploring how nature is linked with the arts, literature, history, and science.
A 501.c3 not-for-profit corporation inspiring stewardship of the earth through environmental education.

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                      3700 Christian Valley Rd.                                     Auburn, CA  95602


Providing Environmental Education since 1991