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October 2019

Peepers Program!

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$5.00

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.

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Knee-High Naturalists

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Knee-High Naturalists is a nature-based preschool program for potty-trained 3-5 year-olds unaccompanied by a parent/guardian (drop off). It meets once a week on Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm, for 14 weeks, starting this spring. Many of the children who come attend other preschool programs on the other weekdays. We want to facilitate their natural curiosity and joy in the world around them and help them to establish a sense of ownership of the nature center. Children in the program have the freedom to play and interact with their environment, learning to appreciate the variety and scope of the natural world.

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Fall Film Series: “Polyfaces”

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

GTCD Presents the Fall Film Series Farming for the Future: Regenerative Agriculture, Climate Resiliency, and Food Sovereignty   Join us on Thursday, October 17th, at the Boardman River Nature Center for the film "Polyfaces." All films begin at 6:30pm. Donations are appreciated. ‘"Polyfaces’ is a joyful film about connecting to the land and the community. Produced over 4 years it follows the Salatin’s, a 4th generation farming family who do ‘everything different to everyone else’ as they produce food in a…

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Acorn Adventurers!

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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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 every Friday, September 13-November 1 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.

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Planting Seedlings on the Banks of the Boardman River

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Join District staff in restoring the recently exposed bottomlands of the former Sabin Pond impoundment. Small, native bareroot trees and shrubs will be hand-planted along the banks of the Boardman River to help improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Please bring sturdy footwear, work gloves and a spare shovel. A limited amount of extra shovels will be available, along with light snacks and water. For more information, contact Parkland Steward Reb Ratliff at rratliff@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960x27. All ages welcome and no RSVP…

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Planting Seedlings on the Banks of the Boardman River

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Join District staff in restoring the recently exposed bottomlands of the former Sabin Pond impoundment. Small, native bareroot trees and shrubs will be hand-planted along the banks of the Boardman River to help improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Please bring sturdy footwear, work gloves and a spare shovel. A limited amount of extra shovels will be available, along with light snacks and water. For more information, contact Parkland Steward Reb Ratliff at rratliff@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960x27. All ages welcome and no RSVP…

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Peepers Program!

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

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.

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Knee-High Naturalists

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Knee-High Naturalists is a nature-based preschool program for potty-trained 3-5 year-olds unaccompanied by a parent/guardian (drop off). It meets once a week on Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm, for 14 weeks, starting this spring. Many of the children who come attend other preschool programs on the other weekdays. We want to facilitate their natural curiosity and joy in the world around them and help them to establish a sense of ownership of the nature center. Children in the program have the freedom to play and interact with their environment, learning to appreciate the variety and scope of the natural world.

Find out more »

Acorn Adventurers!

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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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 every Friday, September 13-November 1 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.

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Peepers Program!

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

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.

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