Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
Spring 2016 Educators Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE:
Walking trails are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk.
Bunker Interpretive Center (BIC) hours
Closed weekends and holidays.
1750 East Beltline Ave. SE
A Word from Jeanette
We are in the process of changing providers for our e-newsletter, so we will keep this issue brief. Given the overwhelming response to the information we forwarded regarding the Wheels to Woods! bus grant, I am sharing more grant resources with you in this issue of our newsletter.
Seeds for Education - The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning in the United States, including houses of worship, with a site available for a stewardship project.
You'll also find many other grant resources on the school funding board of our Pinterest page.
Register Today for Spring Programs
Spring program topics for Pre-K to 6th grade include: Sensory Adventures, Amazing Animals, Wildflowers in the Spring, and Beech Maple Forest Exploration. These programs provide information about our local ecosystem and the flora and fauna of West Michigan, encourage stewardship, and help students develop a sense of place.
For more information visit our website, or contact Julie Wilbourn to register your class. To register, we will need your name and school, desired program topic, grade level, number of students and adults, preferred dates/times, and the best way to contact you.
Like our programs? Forward this e-mail to your fellow educators! Thank you for spreading the word that exploring science in nature is a powerful learning experience.
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