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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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
 
Monday July 20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us on a tour of the Emma Pitcher tallgrass prairie to look for wildflowers, birds, and other animals. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair or ours. Registration and payment required by Friday, July 17. Outdoor mobile program for adults, especially those with limited mobility. Meet: Visitor Center parking lot.
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$7.00
 
$5.00
 
Saturday August 01
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn the ancient craft of spinning yarn! Enjoy the pleasure and satisfaction of turning raw fiber into clothing. You will learn about different fibers and practice the basics of spinning and weaving your own yarn. Take home a spindle and some fiber to practice your new skills. Registration and payment required by Monday, July 27. Meet at the DeLano Homestead 555 West. E Ave.
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$45.00
 
$35.00
 
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
 
Monday August 10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us on a tour of the Emma Pitcher tallgrass prairie to look for wildflowers, birds, and other animals. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair or ours. Registration and payment required by Friday, July 17. Outdoor mobile program for adults, especially those with limited mobility. Meet: Visitor Center parking lot.
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$7.00
 
$5.00
 
Thursday September 17
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pre-trip meeting: August 13 at 6pm For women 18 years or older; all levels are welcome! Visit the UP and all it's beauty in September! Join us as we stay on Marquette Island in cabins and kayak the Les Cheneaux islands area. Learn about ourselves and the nature which surrounds us in the presence and support of other women. We will explore the learning available to us through the natural world, and our connection to it. Learn about yourself and how these natural experiences enrich our lives. Sarah Reding, KNC's VP Conservation Stewardship and Pam Poley, ACSW Women's leader, will be your guides and come with a wealth of outdoor, kayaking and leadership experience.. For more information contact Sarah Reding at sreding@naturecenter.org or 381-1574 x 17. Full payment due by: August 1, 2015. Standard cancellation policy applies.
Sold Out
This trip is currently at capacity. Please contact Sarah Reding at sreding@naturecenter.org or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 17 for more information. Thank you!
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
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
Golf Cart Tour Tallgrass Prairie:
Non-Member
0
$7.00
Member
0
$5.00
Green Living Series: Learn to Spin Workshop:
Non-Member
0
$45.00
Member
0
$35.00
Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary Butterfly Field Trip:
Participant, no transportation
0
$12.00
With Transportation to and from location
0
$20.00
Golf Cart Tour: Beech Maple Forest:
Non-Member
0
$7.00
Member
0
$5.00
Connecting Women and Nature: Kayaking the Les Cheneaux Islands Sept. 17-21:
Non-Member
0
$700.00
Member
0
$650.00
Pollinators: Peril & Possibilities:
Non-Member
0
$20.00
Member
0
$15.00
Donation:
$0.00
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