The Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) is dedicated to promoting learning about the natural world and environmental stewardship, using the resources of the Cathance River Nature Preserve.

We partner with school districts and the community to offer meaningful, nature-based learning programs in our local public schools, libraries, and at CREA’s Ecology Center. 

CREA is celebrating a birthday! Stay tuned for more information and see Events for information about upcoming activities.

CREA thanks Priority Real Estate Group, our featured Business Leader, for their generous support.


The CREA Ecology Center will not be hosting its regular Sunday open house hours until further notice. We hope to be back soon!

The Ecology Center is open to the public every week on…

Sundays from 12 – 2pm

Explore the trails, visit our animal specimens, and learn more about our work from CREA’s wonderful volunteers. 

CREA’s Fall 2019 Newsletter

Next Events

  • April Vacation Camp @ CREA! (Grades 2 – 5) – CANCELLED

    MONDAY – THURSDAY | 8:30am – 4:00pm | Grades 2 – 5 Drop Off: 8:30am – 9:00am | Pick Up: 3:45pm – 4:00pm Every day at CREA campers will explore the Cathance River Nature Preserve under the supervision of our experienced and engaging camp staff. Campers will have tons of fun developing new skills, building

    April 21 - April 24
  • Nature Trivia Night at Flight Deck Brewing – CANCELLED

    Join us for an evening of nature-themed trivia on Earth Day! (This event will be rescheduled if current crowd restrictions continue.) Questions will focus on natural history with a few questions about CREA for good measure. What could be better than enjoying a cold craft brew as we challenge your knowledge of nature and CREA

    April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm