Navarino Nature Center (NNC) is a non-profit group, which was established in April of 1986 with the purpose of developing and maintaining a nature center in the area, and to promote environmental and natural science education. NNC has partnered with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Navarino Wildlife Area (NWA), and leases 40 acres from the DNR for the NNC facilities. A parking lot, well, amphitheater and cabin were added in 1990. In 1999 the new Education building was built. The Nature Center continues to grow with increased educational, service, and recreational programs. The nature center offers programming for the general public, service groups, and school groups. Programs held at NNC can be both fun and educational at the same time, and vary on a large variety of topics. NNC is driven by volunteer help and support. Recreational opportunities offered through NNC includes; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, berry picking, bird watching, star gazing, canoeing, wagon rides, and various environment related workshops.