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Education Programs: Adults

Together with our partners, the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve advocates for good stewardship of our natural ecology through restoration and education. We are pleased to host the following programs:

Kent Conservation District

Kent Conservation offers voluntary programs to private landowners to protect and enhance the natural resources of Kent County.

Chain-Saw Safety Workshop

When:          Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsor:     Kent Conservation District
Where:         Bunker Interpretive Center

Herbicide Workshop

When:          Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsor:     Kent Conservation District
Where:         Bunker Interpretive Center

River City Wild Ones

River City Wild Ones programs are held here at the preserve. Newcomers with an interest in native plants are always welcome to attend.

Kent County & Michigan Trails

When:          Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor:     River City Wild Ones
Where:         Bunker Interpretive Center
Presenters:   Ginny Sines, Volunteer Services Coordinator with Kent County Parks│Jim Bradley, Vice President for West Michigan Chapter of the North Country Trail Association

The Michigan Dune Alliance - Restoring Eastern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecosystems

When:          Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor:     River City Wild Ones
Where:         Bunker Interpretive Center
Presenter:   Shaun Howard, Nature Conservancy

Biological Control of Invasive Plants

When:          Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor:     River City Wild Ones
Where:         Bunker Interpretive Center
Presenters:   Dr. Doug Landis, Professor of Entomology at Michigan State University

Vultures, Coyotes & Mink - Who Knew? A Spring Walk Through the Ecosystem Preserve

When:          Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor:     River City Wild Ones
Where:         Bunker Interpretive Center
Presenters:   Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager for Ecosystem Preserve

Go behind the scenes to learn about the animals and plants who call this urban preserve home and the people who study and care for them. Discover how you can get involved with our new native demonstration garden project. This indoor/ourdoor program will involve walking and standing for long periods of time. Program will be adapted and offered inside in inclement weather.