Our mission is to be a catalyst for conservation through environmental education and connection to nature for every person.
Our vision is a community where everyone is inspired to be stewards of the natural world.
Inclusivity: The Louisville Nature Center is a welcoming, inclusive place where everyone feels they belong.
Access: The Louisville Nature Center works to make nature more accessible to all people.
Conservation: The Louisville Nature Center models stewardship by caring for our urban forest, promoting sustainable practices, and teaching people about the environment.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:
Louisville Nature Center is an inclusive community. We are committed to making each person feel valued, and enabling each person to connect with nature. Just as diversity is key to thriving ecosystems, it is also key to a thriving community.
We welcome all people -- students, staff, campers, volunteers, visitors, members, supporters, and board members, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, age, Veteran status, or ability. Our Swallowtail Forest School creed of “Be kind to nature, others, and ourselves,” carries over into all the work we do.