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September 2017
$5.00

Peepers Program: It’s FALL!

September 26 @ 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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Native Landscaping Tour & Workbee with the Master Gardeners

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Beebalm everywhere

Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center! We’ll begin at 5:00pm with a tour of the native gardens at the Nature Center. From 5:30pm-7:30pm, we’ll get to work! The fall bloom is spectacular with all the rain we have received this year. The woodland gardens are taking shape with new plants and mulch. Come join us on the Tuesdays in September:…

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October 2017
$5.00

Peepers Program: Over & Under the Pond *NEW*

October 3 @ 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: Colorful Leaves

October 10 @ 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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Fall Garden Clean-Up for the Native Beds

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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fall clean up wild ones

We will learn about the best ways to clean up your gardens in the fall to help the birds, insects, and animals. Bring your work gloves, hand shovels and anything else you want to help us clean up as much of the Native plant beds around GTCD that we can get done in a couple of hours!

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GTCD Board Meeting

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Unless otherwise indicated, the regular monthly meeting of the Grand Traverse Conservation District will be held at 4:30 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month.

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Peepers Program: Rain, Rain, Don’t Go *NEW*

October 17 @ 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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Agriculture Field Day

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
3217 Schoedel Rd.
Manistee, MI 49660 United States
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Take part in the Agriculture Field Day, a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Phase 1 Event! This event is free to the public and lunch will be provided. To register, contact the Manistee Conservation District at 231-889-9666 or email Scott Hughey at scott.hughey@mi.usda.gov by October 13th. To see the official flyer, click here! Check out the day's agenda by clicking here!

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Peepers Program: Where did my pumpkin go?

October 24 @ 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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Lichen Heaven with Julie Medlin

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Lichen

Julie Medlin is a retired professor from the Biology Department at Northwestern Michigan College. Learn about the hundreds of different lichens native to Michigan, the unique plant community they belong to, and how changes in quantity and quality may be a reflection of our changing climate.

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