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March 2020

Peepers Program- Amazing Ants!

March 17 @ 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

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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"The Need to GROW"   "The Need to GROW" delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.   Will anyone in your party require accommodations? Such as an Interpreter, wheelchair accessible seating, etc. *Interpretive services will require notification by March 5.

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Acorn Adventurers!

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Farming for the Future Workshop

March 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Banks Township Hall, 6250 Center Street
Ellsworth, MI 49729 United States
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$10.00
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*NEW* Homeschool Program

March 20 @ 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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Spring Landscape Planning

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Schedule of events: -Seedling Sale presentation & ordering -Seed Swap -Seedling and gardening experts on-hand to answer your questions   This is the time of year we all wish we were out playing in the dirt. Cure your cabin fever and join us to explore landscaping for habitat as well as learning tricks to growing the very best veggies. Hear about the species of native baby trees and shrubs available through the GTCD Seedling Sale (with a chance to pre-order!) and…

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Peepers Program- Habitat Hunters!

March 24 @ 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 27 @ 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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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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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 we encourage you to pre-register your camper(s) for. Space is limited in this Spring Break CAMP program. Please pre-register for the sessions you plan on attending to reserve your space.   Monday March 30th, 9:00am-4:00pm: Nature ROCKS! Tuesday March 31st, 9:00am-4:00pm: Stirring up…

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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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