Ney Nature Center

SEEK Updated
01/02/2018
Resource Types: 
EE Site
Field Trip/Tour
Organization
Program
Abstract: 

Conveniently located halfway between the Twin Cities and Mankato, the Ney Nature Center (NNC) is home to 446 acres of all the natural world has to offer – forests, prairie, meadows, bluffs, creeks, and a variety of wildlife.

Our Mission is to manage and protect the Ney Wildlife Preserve through education and interaction with the natural world.

Our Vision is to inspire appreciation and respect for nature.

We continue to develop and deliver high-quality, innovative, and traditional nature-oriented educational programs for the membership and the public, drawing and inspiring a broad base of participants. Day camp is offered during the summer as well as during the winter to give kids the opportunity to explore the natural world through different themed programs. We encourage groups to visit us for field trip activities such as a pond study, homestead tour, bird conservation, mammal study, snowshoeing, etc.

Each Earth Day we celebrate by hosting a Green Living Expo to share the importance of natural resource protection. We invite vendors and informational tabling to educate guests on more environmentally friendly ways to live.

We offer a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer class to gather like-minded adults for outdoor learning and adventure in the various biomes Minnesota offers. In addition, we host seasonal programs and events such as Monarch Butterfly tagging and the Christmas Bird Count.

For more information visit http://neycenter.org/

Topic Areas: 
Conservation
Ecosystems
Environmental Education
General Ecology
Natural Sciences
Outdoor Education
Target Audience: 
Adult
All
Citizen and Youth Groups
Families
Grades Pre K-12
Geographic Location: 
Southeast
Geographic Location - Other: 
South Central Minnesota
Fee: 
Yes
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Ney Nature Center
PO Box 93
28238 Nature Center Lane
Henderson, MN 56044
507-357-8580
info@neycenter.org

 

 

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