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January 2020

Peepers Program- Snow is Falling!

January 28 @ 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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Acorn Adventurers!

January 31 @ 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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February 2020

Peepers Program- Go to Sleep Groundhog!

February 4 @ 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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Acorn Adventurers!

February 7 @ 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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Winter Guided Hike at Natural Education Reserve

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Join Grand Traverse Conservation District staff on a guided hike along the trails of the Natural Education Reserve to explore the local beauty of the Boardman River valley and to learn about new and upcoming trail and restoration projects on the parkland. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Boardman River Dams Removal Project first-hand. A limited amount of snowshoes are available for borrow. RSVP’s are required. Please email trails@gtcd.org or call (231)941-0960 to register or for more…

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Peepers Program- Sweet Snowflakes!

February 11 @ 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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Acorn Adventurers!

February 14 @ 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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Native Seedling Sale Orders

February 15 - March 31
Price Varies

Are you interested in reforesting acreage or adding trees and shrubs to your landscape, but are having trouble finding them? Our all-native Seedling Sale brings you high-quality trees and shrubs at an affordable price. View the options by visiting our online store by clicking here starting on February 15th. You will be able to pick-up your order on Friday, April 24th, or Saturday, April 25th. Online or visit the Boardman River Nature Center (1450 Cass Road, Traverse City, MI 49685) for assistance.

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Peepers Program- Winter Sleeps!

February 18 @ 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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Farming For The Future: Regenerative Agriculture, Climate Resiliency, and Food Sovereignty: A FREE Film Series Presented by GTCD

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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"Dirt! The Movie"   Industrial farming, mining, and urban development have endangered the soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods, and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?

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