Connect with nature and join our community

Community-Education---Newt-Class-(Gerald-and-Buff-Corsi)There are many exciting ways to discover Pepperwood—whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular visitor! Access to our preserve is available through our robust education offerings, membership program, community events, and volunteer opportunities.

Pepperwood Membership

Looking to deepen your experience with Pepperwood while making a vital contribution to support our work? Then Pepperwood membership is for you! Your donation of $50 or more will provide you access to four exclusive hikes and two behind-the-scenes events per year, as well as early registration and a discount on all our classes. Click here to learn more about Pepperwood membership.

Community Education

From free public hikes and lectures to weekend workshops covering everything from amphibians, to landscape painting, to edible and medicinal plants, our Community Edication  program offers many opportunities to explore nature on our 3,200 acre preserve. Click here for a list of upcoming classes and events.

Youth Education

Pepperwood offers a year-long SCENIQ program for area elementary school classrooms that supports state science standards. Our nationally-recognized TeenNat initiative provides a five-week summer internship that immerses teens in nature, trains them to collect biological data, and introduces them to careers in science. Other youth offerings include Family Fun al Fresco, our series of bilingual hikes and family-centric nature activities, as well as our Budding Biologists science-based day camp.


We need your help with projects ranging from maintaining our 3,200 acre preserve, to conducting the 70+ conservation research projects based at Pepperwood, to supporting our events and education offerings! Consider joining us for a Volunteer Workday, learn about our Steward Program, or discover other ways to lend a hand at our volunteer page.

Bookings & Rentals

Pepperwood provides limited access to our facilities and preserve for conservation and education organizations aligned with our mission. For more information, visit our Bookings & Rentals page.