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General Newsletters

Our general newsletters are a handy way to stay connected with what's happening at the preserve. They include information on upcoming programs and events, nature in your neighborhood, activities for exploring nature, volunteer opportunities, and our friendly staff.

November/December 2017

September/October 2017

July/August 2017

May/June 2017

March/April 2017

January/February 2017

November/December 2016

September/October 2016

July/August 2016

May/June 2016

March/April 2016

January/February 2016

Educators Newsletters

Our educators newsletters are a great resource for elementary teachers, homeschool parents, and environmental educators. They include information on our educational programs for students, and inspiring ideas for teaching during each season. In them, we share with you some of our favorite ways to get students outside learning about the natural environment. Did you know your students don't need to be in a forest or field to experience nature? Local schoolyards work just as well! Together, we can connect children with nature and inspire them to be good stewards of our natural resources.

Spring 2017

Winter 2017

Spring 2016

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Winter 2014

Fall 2013

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In the News

Urban Park Offers Perfect Spot for Get Outside Adventure
The preserve is MLive's "Get Outside" choice for April.

Creation: A Community Investment
Towsley grant supports education, research, conservation, and respite for the entire community.

Nature Centers Are Outdoorsy Fun for All Ages
Experience Grand Rapids highlights the Ecosystem Preserve.

Apples, Ants, and Mushrooms at the Bunker Center
Bunker Interpretive Center staff teaches families about the native plants and animals of west Michigan.

Naked Trees & Winter Twigs
Calvin students and families learn about how trees survive the winter weather.

A Creation Classroom
Ecosystem Spark magazine cover featuring the Ecosystem PreservePreserve celebrates 25 years of education and inspiration.