Find Nature

We want you to come outside and play, southeast Indiana! We host events (and create maps and videos and more) that help you find new places to explore in nature.

Our Events help you get outside – from our annual Park Hop (each March) and Nature Photo Contest (each Fall) to fun programs like Nature Quest. Check out upcoming Events to see what programs are happening right now. Or simply plan a visit one of our nature preserves.

Here’s a little video with some ideas of what you can do at Oak Heritage Conservancy nature preserves. 

We’re also proud to share our interactive, online map of all of the natural areas in southeast Indiana. If you know of a park or preserve that we’ve left off, let us know – we want to add it!

We’ve created a version of the Guide that you can print off to keep on the refrigerator, in the car, of with you on a bike ride. Feel free to download it today!

You can also check out our very own podcast and video series, Nature Seek. Each episode introduces you to a new Oak Heritage Conservancy preserve. The 3-5 minute episodes are a neat way to prep for your day in the woods, meadows, and wetlands of southeast Indiana. This project is a collaboration with Hanover College. We are grateful for an ongoing partnership with the College’s students and faculty. Students in Political Science, Geology, Graphic Design and other areas are involved with Service Learning projects. They advance their classroom learning by partnering with us on real-world projects. Their work, from brochures to podcasts, is helping advance conservation in southeast Indiana. We look forward to more learning together!