Green: Regularly scheduled programming
Orange: Programming partnerships
Blue (F): FREE programming (pre-registration required)
Pink (F): FREE programming (no registration required)
Brown: Large events & festivals (events that are free to attend are also labeled (F))
Red (F): Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in becoming a Community Partner?
Our program partnerships are paid community member-run classes, skills shares, workshops, lectures, or make-and-takes that revolve around nature! These community partner programs focus on nature-related science, art, and appreciation, as well as special interests like health and wellness or sustainability. Previous program topics have included Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), botanical ink drawing, herbalism, native plant gardening, outdoor yoga, culinary mushroom cultivation, and more.
If you have a special skill or interest that is centered around nature and you’d like to share a program at Blandford Nature Center, please fill out the following form. After submitting the form, our Community Programs Coordinator will reach out to discuss our ability to run your requested program. We keep all requests on file for future consideration, so there is no need to submit a request more than once unless you are submitting new ideas. Please note the following things before filling out the request form:
-We will contact you if we have the calendar availability to consider offering your program and the proposed program aligns with our mission and values.
-Contact from our team does not guarantee your event will be scheduled.
-The form has extra information regarding how these partner programs will run. Please read through this information before submitting.
The mission of Blandford is to engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature. Our vision is a thriving, diverse community that supports a healthy, natural world.
Cancellation Policy & COVID-19 Information
Cancellation Policy: Notice must be received at least 7 days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements as refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.
COVID-19 Information: As of January 1, 2023, face coverings are not required while participating in programs indoors or outdoors at Blandford. Blandford continues to monitor local COVID rates and reserves the right to reinstate masking requirements for staff, general visitors, and program participants of all ages, regardless of vaccination status, if community health concerns arise. Blandford will notify program participants if this policy changes before a scheduled program takes place. Participants should not attend a program if they show any signs of infectious illness, including cough, fever, headache, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea.