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The summer scramble for childcare begins

Summertime – It may make you think of long, leisurely picnics at a favorite swimming hole, catching an outdoor film in the park, or roasting S’mores over a campfire und ...

Summer camps for natural learners

The Placer Nature Center is dedicated to teaching future generations about the importance of our world and this summer is no different. They’ve been doing it of more than 20 ...

Reader Input: Nature center a great play place

That was a good article in Sunday’s Auburn Journal (“Getting friendly with fresh air”) on the importance of outdoor activities for our kids.  However, it fai ...

Plant sale to include favorites, unusual and drought-tolerant choices

For the past year, Auburn Garden Club members have been nursing seedlings and coaxing flower and vegetable starts. All that effort will culminate in Saturday’s annual plant s ...

Nature Bowl returns to Auburn

Elementary school students from throughout the Sacramento area will assemble at the Placer Nature Center in Auburn today for Nature Bowl, an annual day of environmental science act ...

Making nature the featured attraction

A new playground at Placer Nature Center demonstrates why you don’t need a lot of shiny, expensive equipment to create a fun place for children. Del Oro High School senior ...

A grid idea for saving water

Drought conditions call for creative thinking. For Richard Huntley, master gardener and director of the compost education program at the Placer Nature Center, it’s a good tim ...

Reader input: Thank you for highlighting Hank

Cheers to Hank Reighley and the Placer Nature Center. Thank you for highlighting Hank’s wonderful volunteer work at the Nature Center in Thursday’s paper (“Mark ...

Marking a milestone of volunteerism

Finding something fun, interesting and worthwhile to do in retirement can be a challenge. But it wasn’t that difficult for Auburn resident Hank Reighley. A visit to a Place ...

Bell’s preschool agape at nature

A visit from local naturalists on Oct. 25 gave toddlers at Bell’s Preschool and Child Care Center a peek at the natural wonders in their own backyards. Funded by a grant fro ...

Getting in tune with nature

It’s grown-up day at the Placer Nature Center. At 22 years old, the institution known for linking children to nature has decided to do something for the adults. “When ...

Summer’s a good time for kids to get back to nature

Placer Nature Center has been educating its guests and the community on all things nature since 1901. Every summer the organization offers several classes and activities to those w ...

Supes vote of support for American River canyon visitor center concept

The idea of an American River Canyon Visitor and Interpretive Center may be a long-range dream but it’s already finding some early, high-profile Placer County support. Spearhead ...

Placer County wilderness preservation efforts impacted by economic hardships

Economic hardships for donors and a state fiscal crisis are creating uncertain times for groups trying to conserve and protect Sierra Nevada lands. A poll by the Truckee-based Sie ...