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November 2019

Boardman River Nature Center CLOSED

November 28, 2019

The Boardman River Nature Center (and Grand Traverse Conservation District offices) will closed on Thursday, November 28th. Thank you!

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Boardman River Nature Center CLOSED

November 29, 2019

The Boardman River Nature Center (and Grand Traverse Conservation District offices) will closed on Friday, November 29th. Thank you!

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December 2019

Wreath Making Workshop!- *2 Spots Left*

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$35.00

***2 Spots Left!*** Please stay tuned for more hands-on workshops! Holiday Wreath Workshop at the Nature Center Start off your holiday season by creating a fresh wreath for your front door at the Boardman River Nature Center’s Wreath Workshop. This DIY experience allows you to create, alongside floral experts, a beautiful wreath you'll be proud to hang in your home. Wreath form, a mix of fresh evergreens, ribbon, instruction and tools will be provided-just be ready to get your thumb…

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Boardman River Nature Center CLOSED

December 20, 2019 - January 5, 2020

The Boardman River Nature Center will closed Friday, December 20th, through Tuesday, January 7th. The Nature Center will re-open on Monday, January 6th at 10:00am. Thank you!

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January 2020

Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan – Monthly Meeting

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 feature Entomologist Dr. Nate Walton. He will discuss how to diagnose plant problems and horticultural solutions. For more information, please click here!  

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Peepers Program- Under the Snow!

January 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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Timber & Taxes Workshop

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

Price: $5.00 per person For more information, please contact District Forester Kama Ross at kama.ross@macd.org or 231-256-9783.

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

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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"Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness"   Inspired by the works of Masanobu Fukuoka, author of the seminal environmental book "The One Straw Revolution," the film weaves together meditative landscapes, an eclectic original soundtrack, and inspiring stories from some of the world’s foremost figures in the natural farming movement. Together they give modern-day relevance to age-old ideas about food, environmentalism, and happiness.

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Acorn Adventurers!

January 17 @ 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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Peepers Program- Above the Snow!

January 21 @ 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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