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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. Donations are welcome. 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

Seeds on the Move
October 7, 2017 at 10:30 am - 12 pm
Educator: Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager

Join Miss Jeanette on a search for seeds around the preserve! Marvel at the diversity of seeds created by plants and play a game to discover the many ways seeds travel. Participate in a service learning activity and help her collect native seeds to be germinated in the greenhouse next year. Additionally, create your own art project using a variety of seeds. This program is great for families with children ages 4-12.

Family Weekend Open House

We are hosting an open house during Calvin College's Family Weekend on October 21, 2017 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop in the Bunker Interpretive Center and create some of our favorite nature art projects. Then go for a hike on our scenic trails and be captivated by fall’s striking colors. Light refreshments will be offered.

families doing crafts

walking trail

seed art

catching insects