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Helmer Nature Center

154 Pine Grove Avenue

A part of the West Irondequoit CSD since 1973, Helmer Nature Center, named for former superintendent Earle Helmer, is a 45-acre outdoor classroom. The facility has evolved into an integral component of the WICSD curriculum. In addition, classes, families, and groups of all ages come to the Center's woods and wetlands from throughout the region to learn about, enjoy, and celebrate our natural heritage.

The MISSION of Helmer Nature Center is to foster environmental awareness and promote global stewardship by offering the community experiences encountering and enjoying the natural world.


Tricia Premo-Neuderfer

Sunday, May 6, 2018
I went on a school field trip with my daughter and it was just like when I was a kid!! Honestly, the only difference is the teachers are younger now which is beneficial for the children!!

S Grace

Friday, May 26, 2017
Enjoyed a nice stroll through the woods. Trails are well kept. Beautiful little park. Worth a visit.

P. Adam Militello

Thursday, April 19, 2012
They have a community festival every fall where there are tons of games and projects for the kids, including candle making, wagon rides, and pumpkin carving! Don't miss the crazy half-blind squirrel they keep in a cage! (Watch yer digits, kids.)

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