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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

Birds in the Winter
February 4, 2017 at 10:30 am - 12 pm
Educator: Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager

Learn how to identify West Michigan's common winter birds, and discover adaptations they have to survive the cold temperatures in this hands-on program. Find out how you and your family can help them by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a global citizen science project that collects data on wild birds. This program is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and up.

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.

looking at skull

walking snowy trail

making snowflakes