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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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May 2018

Farm Day

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

This open house style event will showcase what the Blandford Farm has to offer the community! There will be farm-yard story telling, veggie printmaking, a plant sale, farm tours, transplanting demonstrations, and the goats, chickens and pigs will be available to look at and pet. This is a family friendly event that will give you a chance to meet your…

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Natural Dyeing in the Kitchen

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$40

Join Megan Roach maker of Adventure Textiles, for a morning of fiber and color. We’ll be exploring the magic of achieving a natural colors from onion skins, avocado pits, tea, pomegranates and turmeric. Come prepared to learn how to set up natural dye pots and dye with four different dyes. This workshop will cover safety/clean up procedures and how to…

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Plein Air Art

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Are you interested in drawing? We're taking our easels into the woods with a "plein air" program that will combine those interests: providing an enriching perspective no matter your current skill level! *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR AGES 12+*

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June 2018

First Free Friday!

Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Free

Visitors will receive FREE general admission to explore all of the opportunities Blandford has to offer. Come see the owls, hike the trails or visit the farm all without charge. *NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES*

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How to Draw Wildlife

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$9 – $12

This class includes an in depth look at drawing wildlife. People will be encouraged to bring their pictures of their pets to start, so that they can get an understanding of form and shape. We will be using taxidermy, still life animals to be able to understand shape and construction. If time allows we will be drawing the live ambassador…

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Kids Creative Art Class

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Getting silly and using odd-objects like sticks, leave and sting to make art! Kids and parents are welcome to come together so that we can all have fun with what nature has to offer. Rock animals, stick frames, yarn weaving and so many more! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR AGES 4+

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Landscape Painting

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$9 – $12

Ever want to paint a landscape scene? This class will be held outside on the grounds! Learn to draw perspective, understanding distance and space. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR AGES 10+

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Nature Play

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Bring you tiny tikes out to get some 'vitimen N'. These nature play programs will include some guided and some self guided play for your little ones ages 1-3. Rain or shine we will be outside, be prepared with your clothing. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND KIDS AGES 1-3*

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Family Yoga

Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Join Amber Kilpatrick of Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga for a family friendly yoga class in our Schoolyard! This hour-long yoga experience will be perfect for families with young children. Learn yoga poses, play yoga inspired games, and enjoy quality family time this summer at BNC. Bring your yoga mat and a large sheet or beach towel (to place your…

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July 2018

First Free Friday!

Friday, July 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Free

Visitors will receive FREE general admission to explore all of the opportunities Blandford has to offer. Come see the owls, hike the trails or visit the farm all without charge. *NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES*

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How to Draw Wildlife

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$9 – $12

This class includes an in depth look at drawing wildlife. People will be encouraged to bring their pictures of their pets to start, so that they can get an understanding of form and shape. We will be using taxidermy, still life animals to be able to understand shape and construction. If time allows we will be drawing the live ambassador…

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Yoga at the Highlands

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$9 – $12

Join Amber Kilpatrick of Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga for a yoga experience in the Highlands! This class will incorporate posture, breath work, and mindfulness practices. Expect to move, sweat, breathe, and have a blast! Bring your yoga mat and a large sheet or beach towel (to place your mat on). For more information on Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga,…

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Kids Creative Art Class

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Getting silly and using odd-objects like sticks, leave and sting to make art! Kids and parents are welcome to come together so that we can all have fun with what nature has to offer. Rock animals, stick frames, yarn weaving and so many more! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR AGES 4+

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Nature Play

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Bring you tiny tikes out to get some 'vitimen N'. These nature play programs will include some guided and some self guided play for your little ones ages 1-3. Rain or shine we will be outside, be prepared with your clothing. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND KIDS AGES 1-3*

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Landscape Painting

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$9 – $12

Ever want to paint a landscape scene? This class will be held outside on the grounds! Learn to draw perspective, understanding distance and space. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR AGES 10+

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Blandford Raptors

Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Come out and enjoy a beautiful evening of raptors and a hike. We will see a short presentation of BNC resident raptors and then head out onto the trails to see if we can find any raptors calling the forest their home. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES*

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August 2018

How to Draw Wildlife

Thursday, August 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$9 – $12

This class includes an in depth look at drawing wildlife. People will be encouraged to bring their pictures of their pets to start, so that they can get an understanding of form and shape. We will be using taxidermy, still life animals to be able to understand shape and construction. If time allows we will be drawing the live ambassador…

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The Highlands at Blandford Nature Center

Monday, August 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$17 – $30

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a program and tour of two of the region’s most exciting conservation projects at its monthly forum luncheon on Monday, August 6, at Blandford Nature Center. Featured speakers are Joseph Engel, Executive Director of The Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Jason Meyer, Executive Director Blandford Nature Center, who will discuss the Highlands…

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September 2018

Nature Buds

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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 your little ones. Each week has a new Nature Based theme. Rain or shine, we will play outside so be prepared with your clothing. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR AGES 1-4!

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October 2018

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Join us for our celebration of autumn with classic festive fun! Activities include candle making, wagon rides, scare crows and more. Enjoy this beautiful fall day out in nature! *One scarecrow per family.

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Scary Tales

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $10

Join Story Spinners of Grand Rapids for an afternoon of (not so) scary stories. Put your devices down and listen to stories told by adult and child storytellers! This program is ideal for families with kids ages 4-10. A treat and apple juice is included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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Bat House Workshop

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$20 – $25

Come assemble your own bat house! Bats can be underrated. However, not only are these the only mammal that flies, but most of the bats in Michigan are insectivores. They eat mosquitoes! Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way to keep your yard bug-free. Supplies will be provided.

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hOWLween at Blandford

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

As the night animals become active, come creep through the enchanted Blandford forest. We will also get an up close look at Blandford Animals. Come out dressed in your costume, enjoy a Halloween treat and do a creepy craft.

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November 2018

Kombucha

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$15 – $18

Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses including skin toner. Geoff Lamden is a naturopath and a foodie who has brewed kombucha for over a decade and will teach you how to do it too, talk about…

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Holiday Family & Pet Mini Sessions

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$30 – $35

Join us for a {furry} family photo-shoot! We're partnering with A Pleasant Dog and Jennie King Photography to make sure you get the perfect shot for your holiday cards this year! Each participant/family will receive 5 mins in front of the camera and edited digital photos for your personal use. Space is limited so sign up fast to ensure your…

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Kombucha Workshop

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$10 – $18

Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses including skin toner. Blandford welcomes Geoff Lamden of Sacred Springs who has brewed kombucha for over a decade and will teach you how to do it too, talk about proper…

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Autumn in the Wigwam

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us as we honor Native American Heritage Month. Experience what life may have been like for Anishinabek people living in this area hundreds of years ago. Our Master Naturalist and historical interpreters will take you through the Blandford woods and into our Wigwam, where we invite you to experience life that is solely dependent on the nature of our…

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Native American Culture

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 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 Native American Cultural performance in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Champion Powwow dancer Reg Pettibone will present a program that takes us into our nation’s cultural past in a whole new way. Along with his wife Marca, Reg draws on his traditional upbringing to provide a better understanding of true Native American culture through dance,…

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Native American Life

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Would you be able to survive 500 years ago? Come see what it would take to be an Anishinabe person living years ago. Visit a wigwam and see tools used for survival by these Native people! Ages 7 and up.

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Tellebration– A Night of Story Telling

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$10 – $15

Tellebration is a nationally celebrated night of storytelling. Join BNC and the GR Story Spinners for a night of stories that will please all listeners - personal life tales, folklore, and stories to hit your funny bone. All ages.

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All About owls

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Whoo do you hear? Come join Blandford's Wildlife staff and get a close up look at Blandford's resident owls. Participants will dissect their own owl pellet and learn about the unique ecological niche these birds serve. Ages 7 and up.

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Pioneer Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$12 – $15

Come see how people in the mid 1800's might have celebrated this time of year. Experience the hard work of daily pioneer life that makes us thankful today.

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December 2018

Night Hike

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Enjoy a crisp, early winter, evening hike through Blandford's woods. Practice using your nocturnal senses of hearing and night vision while enjoying one of the longest nights of the year.

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Kid’s Night Out

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$25 – $30

Parents drop your kids off for a Kid's Night Out and have a night of your own to get ready for the holidays. Your children will enjoy meeting Blandford's Animals, creating a holiday craft and playing camp like games.

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Pioneer Holiday

Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Explore how the pioneers celebrated the holidays. We will do a craft in the Star Schoolhouse, play snow-games in the school yard, and decorate your own cookie, sitting by the warmth of the cabin fire. Participants will be able to help create holiday enrichment items for BNC's resident animals. This will be an open house styled program. All ages.

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Open Forge – Blacksmithing

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us on the third Saturday of each month for Open Forge. An opportunity to learn the art and craft of Blacksmithing. Open Forge Saturdays will include demonstration, Q&A, and hands on smithing! Open to novice and experienced smiths. Bring your curiosity and/or your current projects. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS (AGES 12+ ALLOWED WITH SUPERVISION)!

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Winter Break Camp: Session I

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Get your kids outside enjoying the brisk winter air this Winter Break! Winter hikes, games, arts and crafts will have your kids wanting more nature this holiday season! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES K-6!

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Winter Break Camp: Session I

Thursday, December 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Get your kids outside enjoying the brisk winter air this Winter Break! Winter hikes, games, arts and crafts will have your kids wanting more nature this holiday season! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES K-6!

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Winter Break Camp: Session I

Friday, December 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Get your kids outside enjoying the brisk winter air this Winter Break! Winter hikes, games, arts and crafts will have your kids wanting more nature this holiday season! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES K-6!

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January 2019

Winter Break Camp: Session II

Wednesday, January 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$90 – $108

Get your kids outside enjoying the brisk winter air this Winter Break! Winter hikes, games, arts and crafts will have your kids wanting more nature this holiday season! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES K-6!

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Winter Break Camp: Session II

Thursday, January 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Get your kids outside enjoying the brisk winter air this Winter Break! Winter hikes, games, arts and crafts will have your kids wanting more nature this holiday season! REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES K-6!

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Owl Moon

Thursday, January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Listen to a classic winter tale about the owling adventures of a boy and his grandfather while sipping hot chocolate. After the story, take a guided hike to talk with the wild owls that call Blandford home. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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Winter Break Camp: Session II

Friday, January 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Get your kids outside enjoying the brisk winter air this Winter Break! Winter hikes, games, arts and crafts will have your kids wanting more nature this holiday season! REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES K-6!

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Snowshoe Hike

Saturday, January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Bring your whole family out to "test-drive" a pair of snowshoes! While practicing your snowshoe skills, hike along with one of our naturalists to discover the secret world hidden within the Winter Wonderland at Blandford Nature Center. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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Winter Fort Building

Saturday, January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Whether there is snow or not, come out with your family to see if you could build a fort or shelter that would be able to survive the chilly night. Will your family's fort make the cut? PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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Owl Prowl

Thursday, January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Join Blandford Naturalists as we head out on the trails, equipped with recorded owl calls, in hopes a wild owl will return our message. This program includes a live owl presentation with an up-close look at Blandford's resident owls. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS ONLY!

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Adult Story Telling

Friday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Join Story Spinners of Grand Rapids and BNC for a night of entertaining stories. Turn off your devices for a couple hours and reconnect with the power of person-to-person storytelling. You’ll be glad you did! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS ONLY!

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Drop-In Program: Winter in the Cabin

Saturday, January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Join Blandford Staff as we tour a 1800's log cabin and school house. We will take part in a craft that might have been done during the 1800's Be prepared to take a snowshoe hike through the woods if there is snow. No need to purchase tickets in advance, just drop-in and join us, first come first serve. *First 20…

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Owl Moon

Thursday, January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Listen to a classic winter tale about the owling adventures of a boy and his grandfather while sipping hot chocolate. After the story, take a guided hike to talk with the wild owls that call Blandford home. 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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Kombucha Workshop

Saturday, January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$10 – $18

Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses including skin toner. Geoff Lamden is a naturopath and a foodie who has brewed kombucha for over a decade and will teach you how to do it too, talk about…

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Nature Buds: Winter Edition

Tuesday, January 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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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.

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February 2019

Drop-In Program: Historical Cabin

Saturday, February 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Come visit our historical log cabin. Discuss what life would have been like over 100 years ago. Explore our artifacts and hear the stories of the family who once lived here. No need to register. Just drop in and join us! First come, first served. *First 20 people to check-in get spots. Check-in starts at 10am the day of the…

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Family Story Telling

Saturday, February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Bring your family and join Story Spinners of Grand Rapids for a fun afternoon of storytelling. Turn off your devices for an hour and reconnect with the power of Story. These amazing fables and tales, told by expert story tellers, will hold the attention of the whole family! Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR…

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Nature Buds: Winter Edition

Tuesday, February 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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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.

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Drop-In Program: Snowshoeing

Saturday, February 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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While practicing your snowshoe skills, hike along with one our naturalists to discover the secret world hidden within the Winter Wonderland at Blandford Nature Center. No need to purchase tickets in advance, just drop-in and join us, first come first serve. *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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Winter Animals

Saturday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Not all Michigan animals are sleeping away the winter! Join us as we head out into the winter wonderland to discover the animals that are active at this time of year. You'll also get an up-close look at Blandford's resident wildlife. NOTE: In the event of no snow, we will still be going out looking for animals and their homes…

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Nature Buds: Winter Edition

Tuesday, February 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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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.

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Showshoe with Your Sweetie

Thursday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$15 – $24

Take a romantic, candlelit hike through the snowy woods with your loved one. Listen to the crunch of snow, maybe the hoot of owls, and sweet whispers of wind in your ear while you experience the magic of winter in Michigan. This easy paced hike is for all experience levels. Feel free to bring your own snowshoes or rent a…

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Drop-In Program: Tracking

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Come out to get a close-up view of animals that you normally might never see in the wild. No need to purchase tickets in advance, just drop-in to find out more about our wildlife residents. *First 20 people to check in get spots. Check-in starts at 10am the day of the program.

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Open Forge – Blacksmithing

Saturday, February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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**PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT, REGISTER TO JOIN THE WAITLIST** Join us on the third Saturday of each month for Open Forge. An opportunity to learn the art and craft of Blacksmithing. Open Forge Saturdays will include demonstration, Q&A, and hands on smithing! Open to novice and experienced smiths. Bring your curiosity and/or your current projects. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR…

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Nature Buds: Winter Edition

Tuesday, February 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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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.

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Henna Workshop Series

Saturday, February 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$20 – $25

Join Master Henna artist Jen Helsel for a two part series on Henna –  a centuries old form of body art! In this workshop, participants will learn about the henna plant, dye making, the history, heritage, and significance of Henna design. Participants will mix their own Henna and get lots of practice drawing designs. Session II will take you deeper into…

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Backyard Sugaring

Saturday, February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$5 – $8

Do you have a Maple tree in your yard? Tap into that maple syrup gold mine! Join Blandford Staff as we walk you through the process of collecting and cooking syrup from the trees in your yard. Learn the sugaring process and purchase all the key materials to tap the Maple trees in YOUR backyard!
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Nature Buds: Winter Edition

Tuesday, February 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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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.

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March 2019

Henna Workshop Series

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join Master Henna artist Jen Helsel for a two part series on Henna - a centuries old form of body art! In this workshop, participants will learn about the henna plant, dye making, the history, heritage, and significance of Henna design. Participants will mix their own Henna and get lots of practice drawing designs. Session II will take you deeper…

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Maple Moon

Saturday, March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Who was the first to discover that maple sap could be turned into something so special? Join us for a Native American tale of a young boy who helps his people survive a difficult winter. After the story, travel through time and see how people from long ago gathered, cooked, and enjoyed this delicious, seasonal treat. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS…

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Sugarbush Tour

Saturday, March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

If you aren't able to take part in our Sugarbush Festival on March 23rd, join us for our community Sugarbush tour. 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! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR AGES 7+!

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Pioneer Sugaring

Saturday, March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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$3 – $6

Eat an 1800's treat at this Historic-themed Sugarbush event! Blandford's Robinson-Khutic Log Cabin will be the backdrop as we imagine pioneer life and make our own maple treat then we will go into the Sugarhouse to see how BNC makes this sweet treat today. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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Women’s Hike Out

Thursday, March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us as we partner with Athleta Gaslight Village for Women’s Hike Out! This evening hike will take you through the woods and trails of Blandford. We will experience a spring evening outdoors and finish the hike inside BNC’s visitor center with refreshments and Athleta swag. This event is FREE but space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR WOMEN…

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Sugarbush Festival

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us at Blandford Nature Center for our 49th year of celebrating the sweet arrival of Spring! Learn the maple sugaring process through Sugarbush demonstrations & techniques including a taste test in our Sugarhouse. Activities include wildlife encounters, draft horses, maple cotton candy, games/crafts, and more. El Caribe Food Truck and Doughrunts will be on-site selling concessions. The Printmobile will…

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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
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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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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The Saturday before Earth Day, Blandford invites you to come and see all that we have to offer, FREE of charge! Hike the trails, see the historic buildings, visit the farm, and partake in activities. You can also roam through the woods during a special Blandford scavenger hunt. Our community partners include John Ball Zoo, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks,…

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Sensory-Friendly Evening

Thursday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us at for an after-hours, low-stimulus evening designed specifically for families with children on the autism spectrum or having sensory processing needs. This program will include time in our wildlife center, a guided (or self-guided) hike, our wildlife touchable table, an animal presentation at 7:15pm, and pizza! Limited space is available. This program is open-house style so please arrive…

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Open Forge – Blacksmithing

Saturday, April 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us on the third Saturday of each month for Open Forge,a n opportunity to learn the art and craft of Blacksmithing. Open Forge Saturdays will include demonstration, Q&A, and hands-on smithing! Open to novice and experienced smiths. Bring your curiosity and/or your current projects. Limited space available so sign up early! REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS ONLY!

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Drop-In Program: Baby Animals

Saturday, April 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Have you noticed baby animals in your neighborhood, parks, or yard? Join our Master Naturalist as we explore why this season is perfect for these little babies. No need to purchase tickets in advance, just drop-in to find out more about our wildlife residents. *First 20 people to check-in get spots. Check-in starts at 10:00am the day of the program.…

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Dream Catcher Workshop

Saturday, April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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In this workshop, participants will create traditional dream catchers with natural materials. You will learn about the different origin stories, styles, and take home your very own handcrafted Dream Catcher! Dream catchers are a fun and easy project, simply bring your creativity and any questions you may have. This program will be taught by members of the Little Traverse Bay…

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Open Forge – Blacksmithing

Saturday, April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us on the third Saturday of each month for Open Forge,a n opportunity to learn the art and craft of Blacksmithing. Open Forge Saturdays will include demonstration, Q&A, and hands-on smithing! Open to novice and experienced smiths. Bring your curiosity and/or your current projects. Limited space available so sign up early! REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS ONLY!

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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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Forest Meditation

Thursday, May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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The aim of forest meditation is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment, join us for a Forest Meditation experience! We will walk in nature, observing our natural environment with all of our senses while forming a stronger connection to ourselves and the outdoors. Our resident Mindfulness Instructor, Amber Kilpatrick, will be your guide. Dress for the…

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LGROW’s 16th Annual Grand River Spring Forum

Friday, May 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Save the Date! The 16th Annual Grand River Spring Forum Forum will be followed by lunch* and a choice of two walking tours. *must register for lunch Sponsors: Interface H2O Blandford Nature Center Vriesman & Korhorn Civil Engineers Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Werkman Outfitters Image Masters Printing and Promotion Grand Valley State University AWRI CropMarks Bill & Paul's Sporthaus…

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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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Marsh Dipping

Saturday, May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join our Master Naturalist as you explore the mysterious marsh. Participants will use nets to dip into the dark waters and learn about the plants and animals that call our marshes home. Program includes a hike and all supplies needed for marsh dipping. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

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Nature Buds: Spring Edition

Tuesday, May 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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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!

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Blacksmith Apprentice

Saturday, May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for a day of hands-on blacksmithing! This is your opportunity to learn the art and craft of metal smithing. This full day apprentice program will teach you how to build and maintain a forge, and take you from start to finish on a metal smithing project. Open to novice and experienced smiths. Participation in one of our previous…

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Nature Buds: Spring Edition

Tuesday, May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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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!

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June 2019

Kombucha Workshop

Saturday, June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses including skin toner. Geoff Lamden is a nature lover, foodie, and founder of Sacred Springs. Geoff has brewed kombucha for over a decade and will teach you how to do…

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Kombucha Workshop

Saturday, June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses including skin toner. Geoff Lamden is a nature lover, foodie, and founder of Sacred Springs. Geoff has brewed kombucha for over a decade and will teach you how to do…

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Forest Meditation

Thursday, June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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*RESCHEDULED FROM ORIGINAL 5/16 DATE* The aim of forest meditation is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment, join us for a Forest Meditation experience! We will walk in nature, observing our natural environment with all of our senses while forming a stronger connection to ourselves and the outdoors. Our resident Mindfulness Instructor, Amber Kilpatrick, will be…

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Summer Songwriting

Friday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join singer/songwriter Josh Rose at Blandford this summer! In this program, Josh will take you through the journey of songwriting. From inspiration, to idea generation, to full fledged song! No experience is necessary, though feel free to bring any pieces you're working on. A jam session is most likely to ensue, bring instruments if you play. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS…

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Young Blacksmiths

Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join us for a Young Blacksmiths program. Get a tour and learn the history of our historic Horseshoer/Blacksmith shop. From there, each participant will have an opportunity for hands on experience in the forge. Participants will each make a project they can take home! REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR AGES 8-13 WITH ADULT SUPERVISION! Tickets

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Tai Chi

Saturday, June 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Join Rick Powell, co-founder of From the Heart Yoga & Tai Chi Center,for Tai Chi at Blandford! Enjoy an early summer morning outdoors while you practice standing meditation, basic stance work, Tai Chi flow, and Chi Kung (breathwork). All skill levels welcome! REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS ONLY! Tickets

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