Get Connected With Nature This Fall

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) invites you to get connected with nature this fall in more than 20 nature-themed programs now through December.
“Nature programs are important for a variety of reasons. Our goal is to provide people of all ages an opportunity to learn and develop an appreciation for nature,” said Erica Foreman, CCPR Recreation Program Supervisor. “Nature programs give people the chance to take a break from technology and spend quality time connecting with the outdoors—individually or as a family.”
Young explorers and their parents will build an appreciation for nature in the “Knee High Naturalist” program. Participants will learn about the world around them through indoor and outdoor activities. Four two-week sessions are running now through December and cost between $14 and $28.
The adaptive “Outdoor Nature Photography” program teaches participants tips and tricks for taking nature photos. This single-session program is being held Saturday, October 7, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. and costs $15.
Get the whole family excited about nature with “Family Night Hikes.” The Resident Naturalist will share her 30+ years of experience and passion for the environment with participants. Families can participate this Friday, Sept. 22 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Registration is just $10 per family.
The “Nature Series” program invites adults to take a dive into topics including invasive species and technology. These single-night sessions are on Tuesdays from 5 – 6:30 p.m. for $7 per session.
Registration is currently open for all of these nature-themed programs. Register today at and then start connecting with nature!
About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000. As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark.
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