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March 2018

Wing Things – Spring Break Series

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Wing Things Discover the important role flying friends play in our ecosystem by venturing in the pine forest of flying friends along the Boardman River and around the Natural Education Reserve. This event is part of our Spring Break Series: Wishing you were somewhere warm this spring break? Flash forward to summer at the Boardman River Nature Center as we preview a different summer camp theme every day. Participate in fun crafts and activities and find out more about our…

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River Rangers – Spring Break Series

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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River Rangers You'll need your sense of adventure as we head below the surface today. Join us as we collect and identify some of the interesting organisms that live on the bottom of Jack's Creek. This event is part of our Spring Break Series: Wishing you were somewhere warm this spring break? Flash forward to summer at the Boardman River Nature Center as we preview a different summer camp theme every day. Participate in fun crafts and activities and find…

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Animal Adventures – Spring Break Series

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Animal Adventures Search high and low to discover animals in their habitat and learn how they survive by venturing on our trails to spot signs on animals. This event is part of our Spring Break Series: Wishing you were somewhere warm this spring break? Flash forward to summer at the Boardman River Nature Center as we preview a different summer camp theme every day. Participate in fun crafts and activities and find out more about our summer camps. Don’t forget…

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April 2018
$5.00

Peepers Program: Wiggling Worms

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Wiggling Worms

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

Domestic Drinking Water Well Screening

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Grand Traverse Conservation District and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) are holding a free domestic drinking water well screening! The screening is for nitrates and nitrites, and is open to everyone who uses a personal well for drinking water (no public water supplies or non-drinking water sources). More information is available by calling 231.941.0960. Screening will take around one minute. The directions for collecting a sample are: 1. Pick a tap that supplies water that has not run…

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$5.00

Peepers Program: Patterns of Nature

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

2018 Planting Native Gardens to Beautify Your Landscape & to Promote Backyard Habitat

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Seedling Sale-NPS Sale

Join us for a presentation by Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature. He’ll share advice on preparation and choose the best native plants for your landscape. There will also be an opportunity to pre-order designed garden flats. This workshop is free of charge and seating is limited. Registration is highly recommended to reserve a spot. To register, click here!

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FREE

Invasive Species Network Partner Meeting

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Open to the public, this meeting provides important program updates for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN). Learn about upcoming projects and hear from ISN’s many partners regarding local conservation efforts happening in northwest Michigan.

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FREE

Commons Natural Area Volunteer Workbee

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Township’s Grand Traverse Commons, Water Tower Trailhead
Traverse City,
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Spring is here! Join District staff in sprucing up the trails at the Commons. Many hands make light work! Activities may include litter collection, graffiti removal, pruning, planting, raking, seeding, and more. Please bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water.

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$5.00

Peepers Program: Earth DAY!

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Earth Day

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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