Connect with nature and join our community

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.

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, this program offers many opportunities to explore nature on our 3,200 acre preserve. Click the button below to learn more, or view a list of upcoming classes and events.

Community Education

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.

Nature Education

Learning Landscapes

These educational outings are perfect for groups and classrooms seeking an immersive half-day learning experience at Pepperwood. Search for reptiles, try your hand at animal tracking, take an adventurous night hike, and more—choose the expedition that your group or class will enjoy most!

Learning Landscapes

Volunteer

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Rentals

Pepperwood provides limited access to our facilities and preserve for groups and organizations that share our commitment to science, education and the environment. Click below to learn more.

Rentals