What will they find?

WE’RE GOING TO THE CREEK!! Nature is endlessly fascinating. When parents or other caring adults can share their excitement, their interest, and their enjoyment of the natural world with their young person, magic happens.

Mom and Dad encourage the child, who in turn inspires the parents to reinforce or renew their commitment to nature. It […]

Family Summer Fun

The last school bell for the summer will be ringing soon – and that leaves most parents wondering – what on earth are we going to do this summer?

Have no fear – Pfeiffer Nature Center will help you keep the kids occupied this summer with our beautiful Living Museum.

Remember the summer days […]

Starlight, Starbright…

…What stars will we see tonight?The night of the new moon – when the moon is completely hidden by the sun – is the perfect time for sky watching. With no visible moon, the other heavenly bodies are much easier to see. It’s also a great time to cuddle with your sweetie on a blanket […]

18 birders – how many birds?

Birders can be a funny lot. By that I mean humorous – although they can be a bit eccentric, too. Have you seen The Big Year with Owen Wilson, Jack Black, & Steve Martin?

The warm days of glorious summer have arrived and the sounds and sights of nature this time of year are magnificent. […]

Nature & Preschoolers

Young Minds Thrive When Soaking in the Beauty of Nature

Springtime in the woods is full of wonder and magic! Being outdoors in nature is the perfect backdrop for inspiring children to become passionate about the beautiful Earth we have inherited. Showing little ones how amazing nature really will teach them to becoming […]

Preschoolers & Nature

They’re a natural fit. Kids love the outdoors, and they love learning. Nature wants people to care about it so they’ll care for it. Pfeiffer Nature Center wants to share our joy in the natural world with everyone.

It’s a win-win-win!

This program is designed especially for little hands, eager minds, and short attention spans. […]

Naturalist 101: Intro to Birding

“Hey Sweetie!” That’s how my friend identifies the call of the Black-capped Chickadee, one of our common, year-round birds. The Chickadee is visually appealing, with clear colors and a rounded body and head. He’s also not a particularly shy bird, likely be easy to spot if you just sit still.

There are plenty of other […]

Swirl it, sniff it, sip it….ahhhhh

Lucy stomped grapes with her feet in the classic I Love Lucy episode. So did Victoria Aragon in the Keanu Reeves movie, “A Walk in the Clouds.”

As funny or as sexy as those images may be, that’s not what you’ll learn in our Wet Your Whistle program.

Instead, you’ll get first-hand information from an […]

They’re Almost Here!

The Birds are Coming! The Birds are Coming!

This has been a long, cold, snowy winter. We are ready for signs of Spring! Birds are one of the first signs that Spring is coming and now is the time to prepare for their arrival.

There is nothing better to ward off the Winter Blues […]

Winter Fun & Snowshoe Blitz

Become a Child Again with Light-Hearted Winter Fun at Winter Fun/Snowshoe Blitz

Mother Nature bailed on us in early January, so we’re expecting her cooperation in […]