Register for an event or program at the Kalamazoo Nature Center:

The following public programs, workshops, and events require pre-registration and payment. To register, please click on the appropriate link to be taken to our secure server, or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 0 to register with Guest Services.  Please visit our Calendar page for more great programs at KNC!

Are you a teacher looking to register for an education program? Visit our Education Page!

 Standard Cancellation Policy:
For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee will be retained by KNC.  Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC.: No refunds day of event or after.

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Monday May 04
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join us for a tour through the woods to discover the wildflowers that have emerged from the forest floor. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair of ours! Registration and payment required by Friday, May 3. Outdoor mobile program for adults especially those with limited mobility. Meet: Sundial, Visitor Center parking lot
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$7.00
 
$5.00
 
Tuesday May 05
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This is a workshop that will teach advanced butterfly identification skills and is geared towards experienced enthusiasts and veterans monitors of the Michigan Butterfly Network. The program will mostly consist of studying real specimens. Topics will include identification of skippers and other more hard-to-distinguish species. Visit michiganbutterfly.org for more information about the Michigan Butterfly Network. Workshop will take place at Heronwood Field Station, 6378 Hart Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.
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$10.00
 
$12.00
 
Thursday May 21
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Visit some of the best birdwatching spots at KNC. Brign binoculars or borrow a pari of ours! Outdoor mobile program for adults, especially those with limited mobility. Registration and payment required by May 15. Meet: Sundial, Visitor Center parking lot.
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$7.00
 
$5.00
 
Saturday June 06
1:00 PM
Harris Prairie is a beautifully restored agricultural field that sits just northwest of Downtown Kalamazoo, just north of the Kal-Haven Trail State Park. Please dress for hiking outdoors and bring drinking water. A guidebook, binoculars, long pants, and snacks are recommended. Meet us at the Kal-Haven Trail State Park parking lot, near the caboose. Kal-Haven Trail State Park, 4143 10th St N Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Standard KNC cancellation policy applies.
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$12.00
 
Monday June 08
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tour DeLano Farms and the surrounding woods to look for flowers, birds, and other animals. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair of ours! Registration and payment required by June 5. Outdoor mobile program for adults especially those with limited mobility. Meet: Market Barn, 357 W E Ave
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$7.00
 
$5.00
 
Sunday June 14
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This is a training workshop for participants of the Michigan Butterfly Network in the Upper Peninsula. The first part of this training will introduce protocol and butterfly identification. The second part of this program will be outdoors and will practice protocol and field identification. For more information, visit michiganbutterfly.org. If you find the registration fee to be cost-prohibitive to attending the training, please contact Ashley Wick at awick@naturecenter.org to discuss waiving the fee. Indoor training is 1-3 pm, outdoor training is 3-5 pm. Located at Michigan Technological University 1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931 G02 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building Registration deadline is day-of. Standard cancellation policy applies.
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$10.00
 
$15.00
 
Wednesday June 24
11:30 AM
Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center for a butterfly field trip to Wau-Ke-Na Preserve. William Erby Smith's bequest of Wau-Ke-Na ("forest-by-the-water") is the largest of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy's preserves and includes forests, fields, streams, ponds, bluffs, and beaches. Please dress for hiking outdoors and bring drinking water. A guidebook, binoculars, long pants, and snacks are recommended. Carpool with us from the Kalamazoo Nature or meet us there (carpool leaves KNC sundial at 11:30 am sharp, or meet us there at 12:45 pm). Wau-Ke-Na, William Erby Smith Preserve 1599 Lakeshore Dr Fennville, MI 49408 Standard KNC cancellation policy applies.
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$12.00
 
$20.00
 
Wednesday July 08
11:30 AM
This unique nature center, located in southwestern Michigan's Berrien County, has eight miles of trails meandering through its 1000 acres. The trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms, and an easily accessible barrier-free walkway. Boardwalks and observation platforms in the flood plain give you an up-close look at wetland wildlife and habitats including wet forests, cattail marshes, shrub carrs, and even a unique alkaline wetland called a fen. On this this field trip we hope to see the federally listed Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly. Please dress for hiking outdoors and bring drinking water. A guidebook, binoculars, long pants, and snacks are recommended. Sarett Nature Center, 2300 N Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor, MI Standard KNC cancellation policy applies. Registration deadline is 7/3 Carpooling from sundial at 11:30 sharp or meet at the Sarett Nature Center Butterfly Pavilion at 12:30 pm.
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$12.00
 
$20.00
 
Saturday August 01
11:00 AM
The Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary, a Michigan Audubon sanctuary, has an area of over 1,000 acres. The varied habitats include Beech and Oak Climax forests and native grasslands in the upland areas; among those in the wetland areas are a fen, a hardwood swamp, Eagle Lake and Mud Lake Marsh. Carpool with us from the Kalamazoo Nature Center at 11 sharp or meet us there at 12:30. Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary, 9066 Seymour Rd, Pleasant Lake, MI 49272 Standard KNC cancellation policy applies. Registration deadline is 7/28 Carpooling from KNC sundial at 11 sharp
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$12.00
 
$20.00
 
Saturday October 10
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The KNC and the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones are happy to bring pollinator and garden specialists together from around the Midwest to talk to our community about the serious problems our pollinators face and the many actions you can take to help them. Our keynote is Heather Holm, author of the comprehensive book: Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe, and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants, which can be purchased in the KNC giftshop. The morning will be filled with lectures from Heather, as well as local experts on pollinators. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to workshops, pre-registration required. Fee includes coffee (bring your own mug), lunch, and a reception. No refunds. If you find the registration fee to be cost-prohibitive to attending the training, please contact Ashley Wick at awick@naturecenter.org to discuss waiving the fee. For more information, visit naturecenter.thankyou4caring.org/pollinators
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$20.00
 
$15.00
 
Event registration summary
Golf Cart Tour Spring Wildflowers May 2015:
Non-Member
0
$7.00
Member
0
$5.00
Michigan Butterfly Network Advanced ID Training at Heronwood Field Station:
Member
0
$10.00
Non-Member
0
$12.00
Golf Cart Tour Birding May 21:
Non-Member
0
$7.00
Member
0
$5.00
Harris Prairie Butterfly Field Trip:
Participant
0
$12.00
Golf Cart Tour DeLano Woods June 8:
Non-Member
0
$7.00
Member
0
$5.00
Upper Peninsula MI Butterfly Training Workshop:
KNC or MI Nature Association Member
0
$10.00
Non-Member
0
$15.00
Wau-Ke-Na Preserve Butterfly Field Trip:
Participant, no transportation
0
$12.00
With Transportation to and from location
0
$20.00
Sarett Nature Center Butterfly Field Trip:
Participant, no transportation
0
$12.00
With Transportation to and from location
0
$20.00
Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary Butterfly Field Trip:
Participant, no transportation
0
$12.00
With Transportation to and from location
0
$20.00
Pollinators: Peril & Possibilities:
Non-Member
0
$20.00
Member
0
$15.00
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
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Kalamazoo, MI  49009