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Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
616-375-6240 ext 14 http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/

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March 2019

Drop-In Program: Sugarbush

Saturday, March 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of the Sugarhouse, practice tapping a tree, and step back in time to discover how pioneers and Native Americans made maple syrup. No need to register for this program. Just drop in and join us! *First 20 people to check-in get spots. Check-in starts at 10am the day of the program. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED,…

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April 2019

Spring Break Camp

Monday, April 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Do you have Spring fever? Get your kids outside at Blandford Nature Center for a spring adventure! Take hikes, see animals, make nature art and see how many signs of spring you can find! Campers should come prepared with appropriate outerwear, snack, lunch, and water bottle. Daily camp themes are as follows: Monday - Wonderful Wetlands Tuesday - Time Machine…

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Spring Break Camp

Tuesday, April 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Do you have Spring fever? Get your kids outside at Blandford Nature Center for a spring adventure! Take hikes, see animals, make nature art and see how many signs of spring you can find! Campers should come prepared with appropriate outerwear, snack, lunch, and water bottle. Daily camp themes are as follows: Monday - Wonderful Wetlands Tuesday - Time Machine…

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Spring Break Camp

Wednesday, April 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Do you have Spring fever? Get your kids outside at Blandford Nature Center for a spring adventure! Take hikes, see animals, make nature art and see how many signs of spring you can find! Campers should come prepared with appropriate outerwear, snack, lunch, and water bottle. Daily camp themes are as follows: Monday - Wonderful Wetlands Tuesday - Time Machine…

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Spring Break Camp

Thursday, April 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Do you have Spring fever? Get your kids outside at Blandford Nature Center for a spring adventure! Take hikes, see animals, make nature art and see how many signs of spring you can find! Campers should come prepared with appropriate outerwear, snack, lunch, and water bottle. Daily camp themes are as follows: Monday - Wonderful Wetlands Tuesday - Time Machine…

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Nature Buds: Spring Edition

Tuesday, April 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Bring your little ones out to get some 'Vitamin N'. These 'Nature Buds' programs will include guided and self-guided play for the little ones in your life, ages 1-4. Each week has a new Nature Based theme. Rain, snow, or shine, we will play outside so be prepared with your clothing. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR KIDS 1-4. 4/9/2019 4/16/2019…

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FrogWatch Volunteer Training at Blandford Nature Center

Wednesday, April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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You don’t have to be an expert to join FrogWatch and help contribute valuable information to scientists studying amphibians! Come learn all about awesome amphibians and how to identify the different frog calls heard in Michigan. Do your part and become a citizen scientist to help report frog calls in your backyard or neighborhood! Training will take place in the…

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Backyard Edibles

Saturday, April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

In this workshop we will learn how to use native plants to create a backyard oasis full of wildlife and wild edibles. We will also take a tour of our own food forests right here at Blandford Nature Center. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas for their own backyard. Program is geared toward participants ages 13 and up. Cost: $5/members, $8/non-members Tickets

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Eggtastic Exploration

Saturday, April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Go on a hunt through the forest to find eggs that are hidden throughout the forest. We will learn about all of the different animals that are getting ready to lay their eggs for the season. Enjoy a craft at the end of the exploration. *Parents are allowed to drop off their children for this program. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS…

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May 2019

Mushroom Log Workshop

Saturday, May 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$30 – $36

During this hands-on workshop, you will learn to inoculate a log with gourmet mushrooms to grow in your own backyard. Participants will take home a log of their own! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS ONLY!

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Meet the Blandford Animals

Saturday, May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Have you personally met the Animals who live at Blandford? Well, this is your chance! Come out and join BNC staff as we introduce you to our amazing animal residents! Learn about their stories, their species, and what you can do to protect their wild relatives. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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BFFs (Butterfly Finding Friend)

Saturday, May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Join us for a morning in the meadow as we go in search of butterflies! Participants will learn butterfly identification, go on a butterfly scavenger hunt, and take part in a butterfly-themed photo shoot. Bring your wings if you've got them, and your BFF too! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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July 2019

Yoga in the Highlands

Saturday, July 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for Yoga in the Highlands this summer! Start your summer weekends with an opportunity to connect to your body, breath, and nature. Classes are held outdoors and are accessible to all levels of experience. Please bring your own mat. Classes are held at the Highlands (2715 Leonard St NW). Park in the upper lot, nearest the clubhouse. In…

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Yoga in the Highlands

Saturday, July 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for Yoga in the Highlands this summer! Start your summer weekends with an opportunity to connect to your body, breath, and nature. Classes are held outdoors and are accessible to all levels of experience. Please bring your own mat. Classes are held at the Highlands (2715 Leonard St NW). Park in the upper lot, nearest the clubhouse. In…

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Yoga in the Highlands

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for Yoga in the Highlands this summer! Start your summer weekends with an opportunity to connect to your body, breath, and nature. Classes are held outdoors and are accessible to all levels of experience. Please bring your own mat. Classes are held at the Highlands (2715 Leonard St NW). Park in the upper lot, nearest the clubhouse. In…

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August 2019

Yoga in the Highlands

Saturday, August 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for Yoga in the Highlands this summer! Start your summer weekends with an opportunity to connect to your body, breath, and nature. Classes are held outdoors and are accessible to all levels of experience. Please bring your own mat. Classes are held at the Highlands (2715 Leonard St NW). Park in the upper lot, nearest the clubhouse. In…

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