Nature Based Programming

The mission of Petra Cliffs’ Nature Education Program is to encourage a greater understanding and appreciation for our local recreation areas. When we spend time in nature, it can be easy to take the rocks we climb and trees we admire for granted. However, these natural playgrounds are under threat from climate change, development, and overuse. This program aims to educate our community about the local history, and the ecology of the fragile environment here in Vermont. Join Staff Naturalist, GeneO D., for our multi-season nature walks to learn more about how we can all become better stewards of the outdoors. 

Upcoming Program: Red Rocks Park- Burlington's Hidden Gem

Come join Petra Cliffs’ Naturalist on a tour of one of the more popular hiking locations in Burlington. We will explore what makes this natural area so special. From wolf trees to glacial erratics, and from well trod hiking trails to fern-filled cliff sides, Red Rocks Park is a stellar example of the interesting geology and ecology found right here in Burlington. Our goal for participants is for them to learn something new about this forest and the greater Burlington ecology and bring that knowledge with them on future hikes in this, or other nearby natural areas.

Interested individuals can register for either the Saturday or Sunday offering below. 

> Past Programs: Burlington Sea Caves Walk & Oakledge Interpretive Walk, Winter Tree I.D. in the Arms Forest, Landscape Natural History of Ethan Allen Park<