Welcome to the Placer Nature Center
Please contact us to schedule a visit, as we are open by appointment only.
Your family or school can reserve the Placer Nature Center for a Docent-led program in a fun, stimulating and safe environment.
We are adhering to COVID-19 protocol which requires wearing masks indoors and recommends masks outdoors. We will schedule groups separately to ensure sanitation and safety.
WEEKEND FAMILY HIKES FOR 2021!
Led by our docent Linda Conklin. Contact us to schedule your visit!
ALL FOUR SEASONS AND AUTUMN
When the seasons change, so do the life cycles of the plants and animals. We’ll learn about how trees and animals begin and end.
WINTER: Furry Friends
Get introduced to the mammals of the foothills. We’ll learn where they live, what they eat, which ones are predators, which are prey and how you can tell which they are. We’ll look for tracks, scat and other clues of these animals.
SPRING AND SUMMER: Wildflower or Birds
We’ll be looking at wildflowers along the nature trail with hand lenses or looking for birds or bird nests with kid’s binoculars.
Garden Workshops with Richard Huntley
Richard is back as a volunteer at the Placer Nature Center. He will be offering workshops on garden-related topics throughout the summer. Contact us to sign up! The cost is $20 per day (for 3 hours of instruction)
Saturday June 5 – Taming Your Tomatoes 10-11:30am
Saturday June 5 – Companion Planting 12-1:30pm
Contact us for more info!
Call (530) 878-6053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule your visit!
Thank you Sierra Arbor Works for taking care of our trees!
Check out this great video from Colfax High School!
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.
3700 Christian Valley Rd. Auburn, CA 95602