Nourish Your Need for Nature™

Since 1967, Dodge has been connecting children and adults to nature. With a mission to provide exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education, Dodge Nature Center and Preschool are nationally recognized. Nourish Your Need For Nature™ on our trails or by joining a nature program.

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What's new

We're hiring!

Join the team! We’re hiring for several positions at the nature center and preschool:

Groundskeeper / Restoration Specialist
Substitute Teacher
Lunch Bunch Teacher

Come be part of a passionate team dedicated to providing exceptional experiences in environmental education.

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Join the Dodge Hiking Challenge

Put Dodge’s trails on your summer bucket list! Explore all four of our properties to earn a super cool sticker. Along the way, you’ll discover unique habitats, local wildlife and plants, and more.

Grab a hiking buddy and get started!

Hike To It

New maps!

Our old maps served us well for eight years, but they needed updates. Our trails have changed over time and we want to help folks more easily navigate our four sites.

What’s new:
– Trail difficulty noted: know what trail surface to expect before you start hiking
– Mileage markers* between trail intersections
– Key buildings labeled and updated with current names

*Markers are currently only onsite at the Main Property and Shepard Farm Property. Markers will be installed at the Marie and Lilly properties next year.

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Openings at Dodge Nature Preschool

We have afternoon space for your three, four, or five-year-old at Dodge Nature Preschool for the 2024–2025 school year! Children must be three years old by September 1, 2024.

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Ask a Naturalist

Do you have a nature question you want answered, an animal or plant that you don’t recognize? Ask a Dodge naturalist!

Submit your questions (and include any photos or videos), and a naturalist will respond by email or on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

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