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July and August public canoe trips

This summer marks the fourth season of providing our Canoe the Great Marsh program to wonderful people from places all across the United States and beyond. My coworker Nick and I had an amazing time canoeing with all of our visitors, and we are back this summer ready to explore…

Leading a Nature-Rich Life Luncheon with author Richard Louv

On November 7, 2018 at the Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us for Leading a Nature-Rich Life featuring the best-selling author of Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv. His work has inspired the international movement to cure “nature deficit disorder.” Reserve your…

What a great week!

We were thrilled to see our members enjoying new and well-loved programs during Member Appreciation Week. We started the week with the first-ever Shrinrin-Yoku walk, a Japanese practice, is also known as forest therapy, forest bathing, or forest medicine.  This practice has been shown to reduce stress and improve mood….

What summer camps can do for a child’s mental wellness

When a young person comes to the Forest for summer camp, there are a few things that are givens: They will have fun. They will get dirty. They will learn about the natural world. What is harder to measure before the experience is how life-changing their time in the Forest…

This is the perfect gift you’ve been looking for!

Looking for a unique gift, maybe for a birthday, baby shower, or graduation gift? Sponsor a raptor and offer dad something completely new, local, and supportive of the Forest! Purchase Online Birds of prey, such as eagles, falcons, hawks, owls, and vultures, have a vital role in our ecosystem. Fontenelle…

Feather Our Nest 2018

Join the Fontenelle Forest Guild and Honorary Chair Carol Russell for our largest fundraising event of the year – Feather Our Nest! Come celebrate and support our education, conservation, and recreational programs.

2018 Summer Day Camps

At Fontenelle Forest, we believe that today’s children are tomorrow’s stewards. Our camps offer a vital connection with the forests, prairies and wetlands that children often only learn about through books or television. We are excited to offer another summer of amazing experiences here at Fontenelle Forest. Through games, activities…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Of Service

Spend your Martin Luther King Jr. Day performing service at one of the Metro’s oldest nonprofits. Fontenelle Forest is offering three volunteer opportunities for all skill levels and abilities. If you are volunteering with a group, please contact us at info@fontenelleforest.org. Project: Linden Trail Thinning Project Contact person: Jeanine Lackey…

Floodplain: A Clear View of Life in the Big Muddy

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. For centuries, we have relied upon the water and species within it for survival, and recent decades have seen its ecology drastically change due the influences of human development. Natural functions such as seasonal flooding have been mitigated by dams…

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