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We want to tell you about all the exciting things there are to see and do at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge! Listen to any of our podcasts to hear some unforgettable conversations about a wide variety of topics pertaining to all things Friends and Nature Center.

Latest Podcasts

Conservation Conversations
with Suzanne Tuttle

Continuing our Conservation Conversations series, we sat down with Suzanne Tuttle, former manager of the Nature Center. As manager for 11 years and a staff member for another 12, Suzanne continued the conversation and provided another important perspective on what conservation issues have affected the Nature Center over the years.
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Conservation Conversations
with Rob Denkhaus

In our Conservation Conversations series, we are sitting down with leaders in the conservation field to have a conversation about what conservation issues are most important to them. We are also exploring how the Friends (and all of us) can participate in helping support conservation within — and beyond — the borders of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Our first conversation was with Rob Denkhaus, manager of the Nature Center since 2016 and a staff member since 1997.
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Closure Didn't Stop Progress

COVID-19 may have shuttered the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge in 2020, but that didn't mean things weren’t busy on site. Work continued on two major capital projects. Haily Summerford, Pete McKone, and Joe Gearhart have the details.
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Come With Us on a Bison Hayride!

We caught up with Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge Board Members Marty Leonard and Lynda Gearhart, who joined the Nature Center’s Michael Perez for a jaunt around the Refuge to see the bison.
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Honoring a Legacy

The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge runs on volunteer effort. Rick Shepherd, Bill Richerson, and Bob O’Kennon were honored for their combined 100 years of service to the Friends. We caught up with them for an unforgettable conversation at Greer Island.
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First S'mores by Starlight a Hit

One of the benefits of joining the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is access to special events and activities. In November 2018, the first “S’mores by Starlight” event proved to be very popular with attendees.
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Camp Paddle & Cast
and the Joys of Nature

Partnering with the city's community centers, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge introduces urban kids from Fort Worth's neighborhoods to the joys of nature during the Camp Paddle & Cast summer program. The kids are able to canoe along the West Fork of the Trinity River, camp under the stars, and learn to fish. By getting to know and appreciate nature, kids acquire new confidence and a stronger sense of place.
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Learn About Nature
With iNaturalist

iNaturalist is a great way to learn about the flora and fauna around you, and the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is a perfect location to check out this amazing app. Thanks to citizen naturalists, thousands of observations have been made at the Nature Center and uploaded directly to the app, providing valuable information about the plants and animals found there. Join Nature Center Manager Rob Denkhaus as he talks about this citizen science tool.
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Guided Hikes Provide Learning Experience at the Nature Center

Did you know that the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge offers guided hikes? Join a hike and learn about nature from a knowledgeable and entertaining staff member. Nature Center Naturalist Laura Veloz walks you through this opportunity to commune with the outdoors.
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Nature Center's Bison Help Conservation Efforts

Did you know that the bison was designated the first National Mammal of the United States? The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge has a genetically pure herd that is helping conservation efforts for this iconic keystone species. This podcast is all about bison and features a conversation with Nature Center Natural Resource Manager Daniel Price.
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Summer at the Nature Center

During summertime, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is hopping! From day camps for the kids to family adventures in the evening, there's always something to explore. Nature Center Natural Scientist Supervisor Michael Perez talks about what goes on during the summer at the Nature Center.
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A Day in the Life

Listen in as retired Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge Customer Service Supervisor Anne Hamman discusses her role at the Nature Center and what it's like to be a customer service representative.
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Introducing...

Check out the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge's first podcast episode! In this episode, we hear from Nature Center Manager Rob Denkhaus and former Friends Executive Director and current board member Laura Wood.
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