Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.


The Wetlands of the BRNC is a fun and inspiring Environmental Education Program designed for grades 7-10 at the Boardman River Nature Center. This exciting 2 hour program will allow students to experience wetlands while learning about its characteristics, functions and values. The program will also explore what impact the removal of Sabin Dam will have on the surrounding wetlands. The Program will include hands-on activities in the classroom and an expedition into the natural world around the Nature Center. It is designed to get kids outside, introduce them to the wonders of nature, allow them to explore the outdoors, and to participate in an active learning environment. It was developed to inspire exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

This program was created specifically for grades 7-10 but can be adapted for other age groups as well.

The Wetlands of the BRNC Program will include three components:

  1. Explore the types and beneficial functions of wetlands.
  2. Explore how two organisms can be mutually beneficial and how that can lead to interdependency.
  3. Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter the equilibrium in ecosystems such as wetlands.

All of our programs meet many Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Next Generation Science Standards.

For a full list of standards that the Ecosystems Environmental Education program conforms to,CLICK HERE.