Nature Photography WorkshopNICHES mission includes “offering natural places for the education, appreciation and enjoyment of current and future generations.”

NICHES offers formal workshops and informal explore nature style of events.

NICHES staff as well as volunteers lead events open to the public.

NICHES offers monthly floats from May through October.  Partnering with Wabash River Keepers, who provide access to canoes and kayaks, and the Wildcat Creek Guardians, who co-lead and promote the floats, NICHES intends the floats as an opportunity for participants of all ages to connect with nature, foster community, and share knowledge about Indiana native ecosystems and natural history.


NICHES ‘Explore the Wildcat’ Summer Day Camp

2016 sees NICHES premiere year offering “Explore the Wildcat” summer day camp led by Education and Outreach Coordinator, Brooke Criswell and NICHES Summer 2016 Artist-in-Residence, Phil Daum.

Campers aged 11 to 14 years will paddle the Wildcat Creek, explore stream, forest, and shoal ecosystems, create art inspired by nature and journal the experience.

NICHES offers camp:Kids dipping

  • Monday July 11 – Friday July 15 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (5:30 pm Friday)
  • Monday July 18 – Friday, July 22 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (5:30 pm Friday)

Contact Brooke at 765-423-1605 or for more information.

  • Camp registration begins March 16
    • Campers must be 11 – 14 years old as of July 10, 2016
    • Camp fee $125 per camper / per week

Heartland Outdoor Adventurers

Exploring Fisher Oak Savanna photo by Brooke Criswell

Exploring Fisher Oak Savanna
photo by Brooke Criswell

NICHES offers a monthly outdoor adventure to explore native ecosystems.  Each month Outdoor Adventurers of any age can join in the hands-on exploration of a NICHES property and native ecosystems protected at that property. Adventurers will explore woodlands, sand barrens, prairies, and more, learning about and connecting with the plants and animals that live in that habitat.  Each adventure is free and open to the public.