“…the most fun lies in seeing and studying the unknown.”
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There, 2nd Edition

Explore. Learn. Discover.

From unique environmental hands-on environmental programs to in-depth historical explorations, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve offers programs for every age and interest. Explore some of our most popular program options below, and if you do not see one that fits your group, send us an email at, and we will work with you to develop something that will!

Environmental Education

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Featuring stunning beauty and unique habitats, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve offers a wide range of educational programs that stimulate a student’s mind and invigorate their senses. For participants, the opportunity for discovery is virtually limitless within the Preserve’s 466-acres.

Every year we host thousands of students from all over the region in a wide range of studies in science, history, social sciences, and outdoor pursuits. We work very closely with educators to cater our programs to best fit their classroom curriculum, while meeting STEM and the Alabama State Department of  Education College and Career-Ready Standards.

Click HERE to view our program offerings

Click HERE to learn about how we can come to you!

Naturalist Hikes


Every year, over 100,000 visitors enjoy the beauty of Turkey Creek, but very few have the opportunity to discover it’s secrets. Take your visit to the next level, with a once in a lifetime personalized tour of Turkey Creek, led by one of our experienced naturalists.




Turkey Creek Nature Preserve offers the perfect backdrop for birthday parties, weddings, picnics, and family reunions. Learn how you can reserve an area for your special event!


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