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November 2017
$5.00

Peepers Program: Batty for Nature

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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December 2017
$5.00

Peepers Program: Owl Moon

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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Peepers Program: Time to Sleep

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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January 2018
FREE

Oak Wilt and Other Tree Diseases on the Horizon

January 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan and the Grand Traverse Conservation District for "Oak Wilt and Other Tree Diseases on the Horizon" at the Boardman River Nature Center. Kama Ross, District Forester for Leelanau, Benzie, and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts, will speak about oak wilt and other tree diseases in Northern Michigan. Oak wilt, a fatal fungal disease of red oaks, is prevalent in our region and Kama will present information about prevention and treatment options that are…

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February 2018
FREE

Winter Guided Hike at Brown Bridge Quiet Area

February 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join Grand Traverse Conservation District staff on a guided hike through Brown Bridge Quiet Area to explore new trails, view wildlife, and learn about new and upcoming parkland projects on the property. Projects of interest include a floodplain re-connectivity project, footbridge projects over the Boardman River, a shallow water wetland creation project, and the installation of in-stream wood habitat structures. Snowshoes are available to rent for $5.00, if needed. RSVPs are required. Please contact Reb Ratliff at rratliff@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960x27…

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Winter Guided Hike at Natural Education Reserve

February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join Grand Traverse Conservation District staff on a guided hike along the trails of the Natural Education Reserve to explore the local beauty of the Boardman River valley and to learn about new and upcoming trail and restoration projects on the parkland. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Boardman River Dams Removal Project and see the recent changes resulting from the removal of Boardman Dam. Snowshoes are available to rent for $5.00, if needed. RSVPs are required.…

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Emerging Tools for Visualizing and Managing Land in Michigan

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join Trevor Hobbs of Contour Geographic to learn more about Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), a remote sensing method used to examine the surface of the Earth, and UAV Photogrammetry (making measurements from photographs to create 3D models/maps)!

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