The NaturePlex is the 23,000 square foot structural facility that serves as the Welcome and Education Center for the Alabama Nature Center. The facility includes a 120-seat Theater equipped with up to date technology; Hands-on Discovery Hall with wildlife and nature-based displays; Educational Classrooms; Community Room available for meeting use and rental; and a Gift Shop.
A Planned-Use Outdoor Education Facility offering hands-on, outdoor-based educational programs and activities for students, educators, church and civic groups, and the general public. Lanark and the new Alabama Nature Center contain 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands and ponds that are traversed by five miles of boardwalks and trails in three regions: Still Creek Run, Turkey Ridge, and Hilltop Pass.
Provides free technical and organizational assistance for schools who wish to create a sustainable outdoor classroom site to be used as an effective educational tool for hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities. Over 325 schools around the state are enrolled in the Program; 52 of those schools have been inspected and awarded the title of Certified Alabama Outdoor Classroom; and 50,000 students benefit from our outdoor hands-on learning activities on an annual basis.
The AWF Land Stewardship Assistance Program promotes wise use and responsible stewardship of our wildlife and related natural resources by providing on-the-ground wildlife and land management assistance to private landowners in Alabama. Since program inception in 1999, AWF’s land stewardship biologists have provided professional recommendations to more than 1,000 landowners covering almost one million acres of land in Alabama.
Local AWF chapters host annual Wild Game Cook-Offs across the state and everyone is invited to participate! These competitions are excellent ways for backyard chefs to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good ‘ol fashion fun, fellowship, and fabulous food. Wild Game Cook-Off festivities often include a raffle and silent auction in addition to live entertainment.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama. The AWF was established by sportsmen in 1935 to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians.
RECOGNIZED AS A LEAD CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION IN ALABAMA EMPOWERED BY:
A large, diverse, informed, and actively engaged membership.
Programs and projects that promote conservation education, direct conservation and stewardship of wildlife and related natural resources, and our hunting and fishing heritage.