Nature is around us all the time – NHMU invites you to take a closer look with us this summer to observe and learn more about nature in your neighborhood!
Become a Neighborhood Naturalist!
We will be exploring new topics all summer long, introducing you to local naturalists and scientists, learning more about our nearby nature, sharing fun activities you can do outside, and even connecting you with research happening right here at NHMU.
We’ll launch a new naturalist topic right here every 2 weeks through August. Get started below by learning what it means to be a Neighborhood Naturalist.
We look forward to adventuring with you this summer!
A Naturalist is a student of natural history- someone who is curious about their surroundings, both past and present, and wants to learn more! Explore more about the tools you need and may already have!
Neighborhood Naturalists in Action
Share your Neighborhood Naturalist experience with us. We may just feature you right here on our webpage! Submit photos and stories here.
Ellen Eiriksson, NHMU Citizen Science Coordinator
“I love getting outside, walking a little slower, and finding nature living right under my feet!”
Beth Mitchell, NHMU Director of External Relations
"I love to watch our kids come alive in nature, breathing deeply, looking more closely, and challenging themselves in new ways."
Sarah Allen, NHMU Community Outreach Manager
“Each time I step into nature I feel a little bit more in tune with the world around me.”