The Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) inspires care and stewardship of the natural world through exceptional, nature-based school programs, summer day camps, and community events.


To learn how CREA is responding to COVID-19, see our CREA and COVID-19 page.


The Cathance River Nature Preserve is CLOSED and the CREA Ecology Center will not host regular Sunday open house hours until further notice. We hope to be back soon! See our Visit page for more information.



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


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Spring 2020 Newsletter

Next Events

  • CREA Annual Meeting – LIVE STREAM

    Join the CREA Board and Executive Director for our annual gathering of the membership to review highlights of the past year, elect Officers and Directors of the Board, vote on revised bylaws, and enjoy some fun and inspiration. We can’t gather in person, but we still want to see you! We’re planning to enliven the

    June 9 @ 5:00 pm
  • Nature Trivia Night at Flight Deck Brewing – September Date to be Determined

    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

    September 1