Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Acorn Adventurers!

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Boardman River Nature Center is CLOSED and all programming is canceled until further notice. District staff is working remotely. If you need assistance, please visit the “Staff” page of our website for contact information. We appreciate your understanding, and please check back for the most up-to-date information. 

***ALL REMAINING ACORN PROGRAMS (APRIL 2020 & MAY 2020) ARE CANCELED***

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your early learners developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us on select Friday’s as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow young explorers and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors.  Part of programs take place outdoors rain or shine–please dress for the weather.

The Acorn Adventurers program is specifically developed for children under the age of 4.   All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session.

  • This program is FREE!
  • Class size is limited. Pre-register using the registration link below
  • Programs run from 10:00am-11: 00am on SELECT Friday’s

***PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORMS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT THE NATURE CENTER FOR THIS PROGRAM: 

  1. REGISTRATION FORM LINK

**Weather Policy: When TCAPS is closed due to weather, the nature center and all of the education programs, including Acorn Adventurers, will be canceled.**


ACORN ADVENTURER’S SCHEDULE- 

***For each session, please meet in the Boardman River Nature Center lobby (1450 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685) to sign in, you will be directed to our location for the day from there***