Published on September 9, 2021

3 Opportunities for Every Age to Get Outside this Fall

HIP Volunteers Working on Sanctuary

Photo Credit: Phil Doyle

It's not just slang, or what you're hoping to keep from cracking, HIP is Habitat's Intergenerational Program.

Check out these regular opportunities for people of all ages to connect with nature and learn from each other outdoors. 

Whether you're 7 or 70, you'll find fulfillment in HIP's fall lineup. Enjoy time and exercise outdoors while you complete rewarding projects together that benefit local wildlife, the sanctuary, our planet, and each other. 

FREE: Habitat Nature Walks

Saturdays, 8:00-9:30 am

Take a walk exploring the sanctuary, lead by one of our Teacher Naturalists. We'll cover even, accessible trails across the sanctuary at a manageable pace exploring wetlands, uplands, fields, and forest, as we look for plants, signs of wildlife, and more. 

Join a Nature Walk

Pulling Partners

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm, September-June

Assist staff with outdoor projects such as field cutback, gardening, and invasive plant removal in this weekly afterschool program. Open to adults of all ages, teenagers, and children ages 12 & 13 accompanied by a parent. 

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24th Annual Trails Day

Sunday, November 7, 1:00-3:00 pm

Save the date! Join our staff and HIP leaders for this annual tradition held each fall at Habitat since 1997. Help out the sanctuary with trail maintenance, community garden clean-up, invasive plant removal, raking, and other outdoor projects.

More details to come!


For more information about Habitat’s Intergenerational Program, or to be added to the HIP email list, please contact the HIP Coordinators at [email protected]