Don’t miss out on the next program! Sign up for our biweekly email by sending the word “biweekly” to

Conifers and Candles

Come wander through our conifer trail as volunteers share food and holiday traditions from eight different countries. Our conifer trail features trees from Russia, Turkey, and Greece. We even feature the incredibly rare Szechuan Spruce from China! Groups will leave at 5:00, 5:45, and 6:30. The walk will end with a ceremonial tree planting led by the Richmond Parks Department’s Traci Lewis celebrating the Jewish tradition of Tu BiShvat, the New Year of the Trees. The conifer trail will be open from 6:30-7:15 for anyone who wishes to walk through without a group. Afterwards, you can warm up in our Sap House. We will be serving hot chocolate, as well as international holiday dishes.

Date: Thursday, December 7
Time: 5-7:15pm
Place: Conifer Trail at CEC
Fee & Registration: Individual rate: $5/non-member; $3/CEC member; Family rate: $12/non-member; $10/member


Toddler Times in 2017

Join us monthly where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on-activities, crafts, and a hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine! Time: 10-11am  Place: CEC  Fee: $3 per toddler Registration: Required by the Monday before the program.

December 20- Woodland Winters!
Jan. 17 Chilly Critters!
Feb. 21 Maple Madness
Mar. 21 Marching into Spring!


Check out our calendar to see more events!


Let us know what you think!