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August 2019

Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Join us for a brief tour of the native plants that make our grounds beautiful! Then, stick around to get hands-on experience with native gardens, with real take-home lessons to use in your own yard. No experience necessary! Master Gardeners, Wild Ones members, and experienced volunteers are there to help and learn with you. This event is FREE and open to all ages!

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Learn how to make young trees thrive!

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand Traverse Government Center, 400 Boardman Ave., 2nd Floor
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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When: Tuesday, August 27, from 10:00-2:00pm Free to attend, but RSVP is required! For more information, click here!

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September 2019

Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Join us for a brief tour of the native plants that make our grounds beautiful! Then, stick around to get hands-on experience with native gardens, with real take-home lessons to use in your own yard. No experience necessary! Master Gardeners, Wild Ones members, and experienced volunteers are there to help and learn with you. This event is FREE and open to all ages!

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Tractor/Large Equipment Tire Recycling Collection

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Traverse Bay Area Career Tech Center, 880 Parsons Td
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The Grand Traverse Conservation District and MAEAP are offering a FREE recycling collection of old or unwanted large equipment and tractor tires. This is a service being provided for agricultural producers in Northwest Lower Michigan. We are unable to accept tires from other businesses (i.e. construction or trucking businesses, etc.) at this time. Pre-registration for this event is required. See registration link below. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Note: Please remove rims from tires prior to dropping off…

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Peepers Program!

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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

September 12 @ 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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Acorn Adventurers!

September 13 @ 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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Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Join us for a brief tour of the native plants that make our grounds beautiful! Then, stick around to get hands-on experience with native gardens, with real take-home lessons to use in your own yard. No experience necessary! Master Gardeners, Wild Ones members, and experienced volunteers are there to help and learn with you. This event is FREE and open to all ages!

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Peepers Program!

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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Forest, Wetland, & Habitat Field Day

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join us at the Grand Traverse Conservation District and Boardman River Nature Center for a fun FREE Field Day focused on Forest, Wetlands, and Habitat. The event will be held on September 18, 2019 from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm with an optional FREE "grill out" dinner starting at 7:30 pm. There will also be a guided hike here at the Natural Education Reserve between educational sessions. We look forward to seeing you there! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Register Here Please contact…

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