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With 152 parks and the Huron River flowing through, Ann Arbor is a city surrounded by nature. Many programs, events and opportunities are available to make the most of these lush, natural surroundings.

Leslie Science and Nature Center​ features programs for all ages, live birds of prey, a critter house, and more.​

Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers.