Programs for Children & Families
Nurturing children to become lifelong caretakers of nature. Our enthusiastic leaders instill a love for nature by using various methods to introduce concepts, and provide rich experiences. Join us, and you might find yourselves taking a discovery hike, playing a game, creating nature artwork, listening to a story, or observing live animals.
Critters & Company (for 3-6 year olds & their caregivers)
A four week series held each season, where participants explore a new topic each week. more info
Wetlands & Woodlands Summer Camps (for 4-13 year olds)
A fun, hands-on learning adventure where campers become immersed in the outdoors, and develop a greater understanding of God's creation. more info
Family Programs (for families with children aged 3-12)
Always free. Always fun. more info
First Saturdays - Programs are held on the first Saturday of October, November, December, February, March, and April. Explore a new topic each month.
Spring Break - Activities are held every day during Grand Rapids Public School system's spring break. Enjoy your 'staycation' at the Preserve.
Elementary School Groups
Curriculum-based, outdoor learning experiences for your budding scientists. Our leaders will engage your students with a close-up, hands-on view of nature. more info
Preserving our natural habitats through ongoing ecological education. Branch out, stimulate your senses, and engage your mind at our intermittent presentations and workshops. more info