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February 2020

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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Acorn Adventurers!

February 28 @ 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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*NEW* Homeschool Program

February 28 @ 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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Winter Guided Hike at Brown Bridge Quiet Area

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brown Bridge Quiet Area
FREE

Join Grand Traverse Conservation District staff on a guided hike through Brown Bridge Quiet Area to explore new trails, view wildlife, and learn about new and upcoming parkland projects on the property. A limited amount of snowshoes are available for borrow. Free. RSVP’s are required. Please email trails@gtcd.org or call (231)941-0960 to register or for more questions.   *Will anyone in your party require accommodations? Such as an Interpreter, wheelchair accessible seating, etc. *Interpretive services will require notification by February…

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Class Registration FULL – Beginning Beekeepers Workshop

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

The registration for this class is full..... Are you interested in beekeeping but not sure how to start? Join us for an informative session at the Grand Traverse Conservation District on February 29th, 2020 from 10:00am - Noon. (No live bees involved...) We will cover sustainable and chemical free beekeeping through the following topics: Backyard beekeeping versus commercial beekeeping What’s involved What to expect Equipment needed Parts of the hive Honeybee breeds Sourcing bees and hives Resources for successful beekeeping…

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March 2020

Peepers Program- Wonderful Worms!

March 3 @ 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

March 3 @ 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 on Growing Herbs in the Garden. For more information, click here! An optional potluck will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.

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Peepers Program- Busy Beavers!

March 10 @ 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!

March 13 @ 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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*NEW* Homeschool Program

March 13 @ 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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