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March 2020

CANCELED: Spring Break CAMP

March 30 @ 9:00 am - April 2 @ 4:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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COVID-19 UPDATE: The Boardman River Nature Center will be CLOSED starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. All programming through April 6th has been canceled. District staff is working remotely. We appreciate your understanding, and please check back for the most up-to-date information.  Wishing you were somewhere warm this Spring Break? New this year, flash forward to summer at the Boardman River Nature Center as we preview a different summer camp theme every day. This is a drop-off program that…

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April 2020

Plant-By-Numbers Pre-Orders

April 1 - April 30

Back by popular demand! Are you interested in starting a Native Plant garden, but aren’t sure where to start? You may be interested in a “Plant-by-Number” pre-designed garden that takes the guesswork out of planting a native garden. View the options by visiting our online store by clicking here starting on April 1st. You will be able to pick-up your order on Saturday, May 16th, during the Native Plant Sale. Online or visit the Boardman River Nature Center (1450 Cass Road, Traverse…

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CANCELED: Peepers Program- Spring Celebration!

April 7 @ 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. *Our class size is limited. Pre-register using one of the registration links below.…

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Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan – Monthly Meeting

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for its monthly meeting at the Boardman River Nature Center! You do not need to be a “master” gardener or a member to attend! This meeting will be feature Jeanine Rubert of Pinehill Village Nursery. She will talk about the hot new plants for 2020. For more information, click here!

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Commons Natural Area Spring Clean-up Workbee

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Commons Natural Area Traverse City, MI United States + Google Map

Shortly after snowmelt is a great time of year to remove unwanted debris and miscellaneous items from our local parklands. In addition to cleaning up the parks, help improve trail conditions by participating in small scale trail enhancement projects. RSVPs are requested. Please email trails@gtcd.org or call 231.941.0960 for more information. Will anyone in your party require accommodations? Such as an Interpreter, wheelchair accessible seating, etc. *Interpretive services will require notification by March 25.

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CANCELED: Acorn Adventurers!

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

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…

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CANCELED: *NEW* Homeschool Program

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

We invite you to the Boardman River Nature Center’s *NEW* Homeschool Program! Students will study topics related to our area’s natural ecology, geology, history and more. These 90-minute active-learning sessions will include themes based on curriculum topics for ages 7-11 (Underage observers (siblings etc.) are welcome, free of charge). Each session will include indoor and outdoor activities that will allow us to discover and connect to the natural world. We encourage appropriate dress for the weather and any possible conditions…

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CANCELED: Nature Painting Workshop

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$25.00

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Boardman River Nature Center will be CLOSED starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. In the interest of public and employee health, this event has been canceled. District staff is working remotely. We appreciate your understanding, and please check back for the most up-to-date information.  Join Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) Outreach Specialist and artist, Emily Cook, for a nature-based painting workshop. Spend the morning getting creative as you are instructed on how to paint a spring-inspired…

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Native Plant Workshop

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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FREE

Native plants are the next big thing in landscapes--they're beautiful, hardy, and well-adapted to our "Up North" home! Join us for a presentation by Garrett Noyes of Birdfoot Nursery. He’ll share advice on garden preparation and choosing 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, so it's highly recommended to register! Cost:  FREE Ages:  Adults, all ages welcome Registration: Click…

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Peepers Program- Pond Life!

April 14 @ 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. *Our class size is limited. Pre-register using one of the registration links below.…

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