Collecting native grass seed for planting
Pepperwood is a leader in conservation dedicated to inspiring kids of all ages to satisfy their natural curiosity and become stewards of our habitat.
Our 3,120-acre preserve is rich in biodiversity and serves as a refuge for hundreds of plant and animal species. It provides an incredible venue for the entire family to connect with nature through a broad range of experiential activities.
Learning about upland vernal pools
Whether exposing children to the wonders of nature or training future conservation professionals, Pepperwood Preserve inspires the entire family to connect with nature.
Check out our offerings in wildlife biology, botany, anthropology, natural history illustration, and resource management.
Exploring Turtle Pond
Pepperwood offers a comprehensive, year-long educational program in which students become scientists called SCENIQ — Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry.
Teachers and parents — contact us to reserve a spot for your class!
Pepperwood also offers a wide variety of family programming, including classes that focus on biology, art and more!
Each summer, we offer our week long Budding Biologists day camp.
Planting oak seedlings
Pepperwood volunteers get to dig in and learn about our local ecology through fun experiential activities.
Try out activities like planting native habitats, building trails, and archiving collections. In the process, find yourself and some new friends in nature!