We need LOTS of supplies for our upcoming programs. If you would like to donate any of the items below, please Contact Us.

  • Science: long-handled mesh nets, bug boxes w/magnifying top, hand-held magnifiers, microscope(s), water sampling kits, petri dishes, PH kits, thermometers, etc.
  • Office: cordless phone, projector, large corkboard and whiteboard, pencil sharpener, staplers, copy paper, etc.
  • Books: local hiking, area history, wilderness survival, field guides (geology, snakes, stars/constellations, animal tracks) 
  • Arts & Crafts:  tape, colored pencils, washable markers, construction paper, scissors, twine/string, paint & paintbrushes.

New Membership / Renewals


Support The New Weis Center and get Members-only benefits:

  • Weis news and updates via email
  • Discounts on upcoming programs and events
  • Members-only special events and site tours
  • Free use of the picnic grove, pavilion and fire circle area (reservation required)

ONLINE: use the Donate button to pay with PayPal or credit card.
BY MAIL: print, complete and mail the Membership Donation Form with your check.

Member Benefits

  • Email updates about the latest Weis news and upcoming programs and events.
  • Free use of the covered pavilion and picnic tables.
  • Discounts on Weis programs, events and facility rental fees.
  • Discounts from our Partners, including the Highlands Natural Pool and Iron Mountain Stage Company.
  • Members at the Friend, Patron and Benefactor level receive a reusable, aluminum Weis water bottle.
  • Members at the Benefactor level are entitled to 2 free tickets to an Iron Mountain Stage Company performance at Weis.

Membership Categories

  • Basic: $25
  • Supporter: $50
  • Advocate: $100
  • Friend: $250
  • Patron: $500
  • Benefactor: $2,000 and above

Membership at any level is appreciated! Not sure if you are a current member? Contact Us and we'll let you know.​
The Highlands Nature Friends qualifies as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All membership donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." ~Helen Keller


Search the web using GoodSearch (works just like Google) to generate income for the Highlands Nature Friends - at no cost to you.


  • Even after you add GoodSearch to your menu bar (and we hope you'll make it the default search engine!) you can still choose to search with Google or any other search engine at any time.
  • Do your online shopping through GoodShop and a small percentage of each transaction will be donated to the Highlands Nature Friends - at no cost to you. 
  • GoodDining is also available, and works the same way.
  • Click SIGN UP at the upper right hand corner of the GoodSearch/GoodShop page for a one-time registration, and be sure to choose the Highlands Nature Friends as the cause to receive donations from your searches, online purchases, dining, etc.


We thank and appreciate these individuals, groups and organizations for their generous support of The New Weis Center!

Ways YOU can be part of this exciting effort:


Volunteers are needed for many different types of programs, projects and activities. Here are some examples:

  • Volunteer to lead or assist with a program, or help with outreach and special events
  • Help us grow our Education, Arts, and Recreation programs by joining a planning committee
  • Assist with grounds cleanup and gardening
  • Painting! Many indoor and some outdoor spaces will need a fresh coat of paint (or two)
  • Handyman skills for basic carpentry and repairs

Please contact us to discuss these and other volunteer opportunities!