"We did not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrowed it from our children."
Our sole mission is to reacclimatize humans to their natural surroundings. Through this process of coming to know, to understand and finally to care about Nature, it is hoped that folks will experience the change in heart necessary for them to take personal responsibility in conserving our native plants and animals, along with restoring the natural habitats in which these organisms live.
We sincerely hope that you will not only enjoy the information presented here, but also put it to good use in your own backyards and other properties that you might own. Stay tuned for updates, as we plan to constantly post new information as it comes to us. We welcome any comments and questions that you might have pertaining to our website and to Nature in general. Please forward them to Nature Station Staff.
Contact Info
Staff Email:
Curator of Natural Science
Stacey Scarce
Kyle Patton
Phone: (337) 291-8448
Mailing Address: APNS, 1205 East Alexander Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Follow this Google Maps link to Nature Station trailhead and parking!
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am to 5pm
From I-10, take Exit 104 (Louisiana Ave.). Go south on Louisiana Ave, towards Lafayette. Go to East Alexander Street and turn left. Go to the "Acadiana Park Campground and Nature Station" sign at Campground Road and turn left (campground road is just before Acadiana Park playground equipment). Park at Nature Station trail head on right (just before the campground office) then walk down the nature trail to the Nature Station.
 Acadiana Park Nature Station is a wheelchair accessible facility.
Special thanks and appreciation go to Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., for their contributions in support of our educational efforts!
Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps. — Henry David Thoreau