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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:

Special Event: Behind the Gates Tours

Find out more about our 30th anniversary event on October 24.

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.

A Mushroom Adventure

When:           Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor:       River City Wild Ones
Where:          Bunker Interpretive Center
This fun and informational presentation will help you to correctly and safely identify mushrooms. Nicole Mathiasz will begin with a PowerPoint, then take you for a walk through the nature preserve.

Annual Fall Social & Potluck

When:           Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor:       River City Wild Ones
Where:          Bunker Interpretive Center

Conservation Conversations: Speed Dating Style

When:        Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:30-9 p.m.
Sponsor:    West Michigan Cluster of the Stewardship Network
Where:       DeVos Communications Center Atrium, Calvin College
Cost:          $5 suggested donation at the door to support the work of the WMC Stewardship Network

Participants will be asked to join in the conversation as we explore six different conservation hot topics. In classic speed dating style, participants will have 15 minutes with an expert to gather highlights of the topic, as well as engage in an exchange of information. Then on to the next topic! Refreshments will be served.

Guest experts and topics will be:
Nate Gillette - Storm water management
Mike Bruggink - Landscaping with native plants
Rebecca Finneran - Healthy soil
Drew Rayner - Aquatic invasive plants
Mike Smalligan - Opportunities for your forest
Dr. Jason Gibbs - Buzz on bees