Special Research and Education funded by Friends of warner Parks
Annual Programs at the Warner Park Nature Center
SWEAT—Special Work Education and Trails
Young adults trade SWEAT equity for environmental education in this seasonal, eight-week work/learn/earn program that benefits both person and park. Attendees make improvements to Warner Parks’ hiking trails, organic gardens, footbridges, landscaping, and facilities. In return, they gain valuable knowledge and team-building experience in organic gardening methods, trail maintenance techniques, use of landscaping tools, the natural history of native plants and animals, impact of invasive species, and natural area management.
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BIRD—Bird Information Research and Data
The BIRD Program at Warner Park Nature Center is a unique combination of bird research and public education. Park visitors can watch bird banding in action, participate in bird hikes, and engage in citizen science!
With 16 research focal points, the BIRD program includes projects such as fall and spring migration banding, summer MAPS research, Eastern Bluebird Nest Box Project, Hummingbird Migration, Breeding Bird Survey, Purple Martins, Barn Swallows, Motus, and participation in eBird, iNaturalist, Project FeederWatch, Bird Geoscape, and more.
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Upcoming Nature Center Events
Come learn about Madagascar's stunning wildlife and the country's conservation successes and failures with Photographer Graham Gerdeman!