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Education Programs: Families

Always free. Always fun.

Foster a natural curiosity in your family for science and the great outdoors with our programs for families with children aged 3-12. Experience the topic of the day through discovery hikes, stories, games, and nature art projects. Programs are led by environmental educators. Registration is not required. For groups larger than 10 people, please provide advance notice so we can plan accordingly. Programs take place both in the Bunker Interpretive Center, and out in the Ecosystem Preserve, so please come prepared for walking outside in a variety of weather conditions.

First Saturdays

Michigan Turtles
March 4, 2017 at 10:30 am - 12 pm
Educator: Nancy McIntyre, Naturalist

Learn all about the turtles you see throughout Michigan, including what to do if you find a turtle in the road. We have four species of turtles for you to see up close and learn to identify. This program is great for families with children ages 4 and up. The majority of the program will take place in the BIC.

Spring Break 2017

We offer a variety of activities every day during the Grand Rapids Public School system's spring break. Check back in March for our program schedule.

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