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March 2017
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Peepers Program – Skunk Surprise

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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skunk

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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Planting Native Trees and Shrubs for Timber, Wildlife, and Aesthetics

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Homestead Township Hall, 11508 Honor Highway (US-31)
Honor, MI 49640 United States
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planting native trees

Before you place your order with your local nursery or Conservation District, learn about selecting the right native species for your specific goals, and how to maximize planting success by proper site selection/preparation, improved planting techniques, and follow-up protection and care. Whether you are reforesting fallow acres or just enhancing landscape around your home, this workshop will help landowners make good decisions as they plant. The 2-hour workshop will be presented by Kama Ross, District Forester for the Leelanau, Benzie,…

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FREE

BRNC Saturday Programming – All About Owls

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Stop by to discover what the Boardman River Nature Center (BRNC) has to offer! Join us from 10:30am-11:30am for our Owl Story Hour; ideal for ages 4+. Discover owl facts during our story time and participate in an owl craft. "Afternoon with the Owls" event at 1:00pm is at FULL CAPACITY. We will not be accepting any more registrants. Check back with us in 2018 for next year's owl event.

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$5 - $10

Afternoon with the Owls

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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"Afternoon with the Owls" is at FULL CAPACITY. We will not be accepting any more registrants. Check back with us in 2018 for next year's owl event. The Wildlife Recovery Network will start the afternoon off with a 1-hour presentation of live raptors. Afterwards, participants will be able to join us on the trails as we learn all about owl habitats and calls. For ages 3+.  

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Peepers Program – Getting a SENSE of Nature

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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sesnse of nature

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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FREE

Successfully Planting Bareroot Native Trees for Timber or Backyard Diversity

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join GTCD’s Kama Ross (District Forester), Katie Grzesiak (Invasive Species Coordinator), Reb Ratliff (Parkland Steward) and Plant It Wild's Cheryl Gross to learn about selecting the right native seedlings for your specific goals and how you can maximize planting success. This workshop is free of charge, but please register here to ensure there is enough seating!

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GTCD Board Meeting

March 20 @ 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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$5.00

Peepers Program – It’s Spring!

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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it's spring

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 – Buzz on Bees

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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bees

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 – Spring Surprise *Thursday Program*

March 30 @ 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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