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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 unless designated otherwise. 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

Winter Discovery Hike
February 6, 2016 at 10:30 am - 12 pm
Educator: Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager

Enjoy the beauty of the preserve during winter as you hike through the woods with Miss Jeanette. Learn to identify winter birds, animal tracks, and trees by their bark. Then create a simple watercolor painting of your adventure. This program is appropriate for families with children aged 4 and older.

Spring Break 2016

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 on trail

making snowflakes