Adult Programs

  1. Ecology
  2. Outdoor Adventure


Bark Ranger (15Y+)

Bring your tail wagging best friend to our new Bark Ranger certification classes! We will create a memory keepsake, talk about outdoor safety for pets, Leave no Trace, and how you and your pet can become park stewards. Upon completion of your Bark Ranger training, you and your pet will receive a certificate, honorary Bark Ranger dog tag, collapsible food bowl, and puppy treats. Then we will hit the trails to show off our new skills.
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Barks & Rec Hiking Class (14Y+)

Our award winning Barks & Rec program pairs participants with shelter dogs for hikes through Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park. You’ll enjoy a guided hike through our stunning nature preserve and the dogs will experience a much-needed break from shelter life, including fresh air, human contact and so many fun new sights & smells to explore.
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Hike with a Naturalist (All Ages)

Come enjoy Oliver Nature Park and learn about the wonders of nature on a guided hike with a Naturalist!
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Pallet Gardening 101 (18Y+)

Want to make use of the vertical space in your own backyard? Come build your own vertical hang on pallet garden. It’s a great way to upcycle something into a place to plant your herbs and flowers.
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Step into Nature (18Y+)

Adults with special needs are invited to explore the wonder of nature through hands on experiences and activities with varied themes.
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Terrarium Workshops (5Y+) 

Come create your own mini ecosystem using succulents. The theme for this workshop will vary each class. All supplies are provided.
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ONP family classes