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May 2020

Under-Loved Native Plants

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

We all love Trillium, cardinal flower, and purple coneflower, but there are so many more native plants our region has to offer!  Join us for an engaging ONLINE or call-in presentation on the plants that are often overlooked, yet can provide a new dimension of beauty and habitat in your garden. This event is co-hosted by Grand Traverse Wild Ones.  Registration required so we can give you the online presentation information. Cost:  FREE Ages:  Adults, all ages welcome Registration: Closed. Thank…

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CANCELED: Acorn Adventurers!

May 8 @ 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…

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CANCELED: Homeschool Program

May 8 @ 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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Hickory Meadows Workbee and Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN)’s Grand Traverse County Garlic Mustard Pull

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hickory Meadows, Hickory Hills Rd & Randolph Street
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Where: Recreation Authority’s Hickory Meadows, Randolph Street Trailhead, TC Age: All Registration: RSVPs are requested. Please email trails@gtcd.org or call 231.941.0960 for more information. Description: Join District staff and Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) on Mother’s Day Weekend for an opportunity to give back to Mother Earth through stewardship activities at Hickory Meadows! Help foster habitat improvements by controlling highly invasive garlic mustard and planting native trees and shrubs. Please bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, and smiling faces as we rejoice in spring’s jubilance! Will anyone in your party require accommodations? Such as an Interpreter, wheelchair accessible seating, etc.…

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CANCELED: Peepers Program- Is it summer yet?

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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. *Our class size is limited. Pre-register using one of the registration links below.…

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CANCELED: Acorn Adventurers!

May 15 @ 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 Plant Flat Pickup

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Varies

This is the day to pick up your pre-ordered native plant flats and quarts! We will not be offering any day-of shopping this year due to health concerns for large groups of people.  If you have pre-ordered native plant flats or quarts, a member of our staff will be in-touch with you to schedule a pick-up time. Native plants can also be sourced year-round through several Go Beyond Beauty participating garden centers: https://www.habitatmatters.org/nurseries.html We will host our normal one-day Native…

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Native Plant Flat Pickup

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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This is the day to pick up your pre-ordered native plant flats and quarts! We will not be offering any day-of shopping this year due to health concerns for large groups of people.  If you have pre-ordered native plant flats or quarts, a member of our staff will be in-touch with you to schedule a pick-up time. Native plants can also be sourced year-round through several Go Beyond Beauty participating garden centers: https://www.habitatmatters.org/nurseries.html We will host our normal one-day Native…

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Protecting Our Lakes & Shorelands: Aquatic Plants – Michigan’s Underwater Forests

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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A three part VIRTUAL educational & informational series for those living on or recreating in our local lakes and waterways. Developed by: Friends of Spider Lake and Rennie Lake, Michigan Saturday, May 23rd | 10:30am - 12:00pm Aquatic Plants - Michigan's Underwater Forests Dr. Jo Latimore, Aquatic Ecologist/Outreach Specialist, Michigan State University, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife View the presentation by clicking here. Explore the rarely seen world of freshwater plants! Let’s face it – aquatic plants get a bad rap.…

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June 2020

Protecting Our Lakes & Shorelands: Inland Lake Fish Habitats and Fisheries in a Changing Environment

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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A three part VIRTUAL educational & informational series for those living on or recreating in our local lakes and waterways. Developed by: Friends of Spider Lake and Rennie Lake, Michigan Saturday, June 27th | 10:30am - 12:00pm Inland Lake Fish Habitats and Fisheries in a Changing Environment Presentation by: Dr. Joe Nohner, Fisheries Biologist, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources; Coordinator, Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership View the presentation by clicking here. Whether it’s pursuing Bluegill on the ice, Walleye from the boat, or…

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