Letter from Executive Director

Our Trails are Open, but the Playground is Closed

March 23, 2020

Hi! I have faith we will help each other through this challenging time. May I nudge (okay, push) you to step outside on this sunny afternoon? Nature isn’t cancelled! The Eastern Phoebes are…

Letter from Executive Director

COVID-19 & 6 Days to Spring

March 19, 2020

Hi! I hope you are healthy and doing well. The news around the world with the novel coronavirus stirs fear in many, and much of this is due to the unknown. What we do know is we may help limit its chance of spreading by following recommendations by the…

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Cultivating and Enjoying the Beauty of Nature

Matthew Brown and Tavia Cathcart Brown were married amongst friends and family on June 2012 under a Mulberry Tree on the 400 acre farm where they live. Tavia was introduced to Matt by a mutual friend and she…


Kids get creative at area’s first forest preschool

Thrive is located at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, where students have access to 170 acres of nature to explore. Devlin said the always changing, often unpredictable weather conditions allow students …

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Forest preschool? Outdoor learning trend makes its way to Louisville

This Kentucky classroom has no computers, toys or walls. Instead, students are surrounded by an abundance of oak and maple trees and a bubbling creek…


Tavia Cathcart Brown inspires our community with her love of nature

For over 10 years Tavia has been the Executive Director of Goshen’s breathtaking 170-acre Nature Preserve …

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New outdoor preschool takes learning outside, rain or shine

Outdoor preschool has turned into growing trend across the United States, and this year, the greater Louisville area welcomed …