Upcoming Education Programs May / June 2017

Friday, May 19 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION DAY”
Chipp-A-Waters Park – We’ll be there!
1403 W. High Street  Mount Pleasant
Hand-on activities for exploration and discovery of the natural world. Twenty education agencies represented.
For school groups and parents/guardians with children. Sponsored by Isabella Conservation District.
Lots of fun things to see and do!

Thursday, May 25 – 1 to 3 p.m.
“BUNDY HILL MUSHROOMING” with Sister Marie Kopin
Bundy Hill Preserve
South side of W. River Road between S. Sherman Road and S. Rolland Road
Everything you ever wanted to know about fungi in a fun discovery hunt for mushrooms of all shapes, sizes and growth habits.


Saturday, June 3 – “NATIONAL TRAILS DAY”
Begins at 9 a.m. – Sylvan Solace Preserve  South side of W. Pickard Road between S. Gilmore Road and S. Littlefield Road
Continues at 1 p.m. – Audubon Woods Preserve  W. Wing Road at S. Gilmore Road
Walking the trails with nature educators Mike LeValley and Katie Randall

Saturday, June 10 – 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
“MOONLIGHT PADDLE”
Chippewa River Outfitters – We’ll be there!
3763 S Lincoln Road  Mount Pleasant   http://chipoutfitters.com/
Full moon float includes hotdogs, drinks, marshmallows and glo-sticks. No alcohol allowed.
Bring flashlights for a high adventure under the moon! Call 989-772-5474 for reservations.
$50 / canoe
$25 / kayak
$10 / shuttle only


June 10 and 11 – All Day Both Days
“FREE FISHING WEEKEND”
Fish the Chip, the Pine River, Johnson’s Creek, Quigley Creek, Hall’s Lake, Coldwater Lake or Lake Steven (and the list goes on…) So many choices! Fish from the shores or the water. It’s free!
No license required, but all fishing regulations apply. Sponsored by the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Saturday, June 17 – 1 to 3 p.m.
“IT’S FUN TO KNOW THE FERNS” with Katie Randall
Hall’s Lake Natural Area – Neely Preserve  S. Old State Road from W. Broomfield Road
Fiddle-dee-dee – You cross their paths so many times, brush through their fronds on the way to somewhere – why not learn their names and natural history? Ferns are indicators and found in all different types of native habitat. Join us for an afternoon of fiddling around and fern-venturing.

Saturday, June 24 – 9 to 11 a.m.
“Summer Sensations!” with David DeGraaf and Larry Schaftenaar
Hall’s Lake Natural Area – Neely Preserve 
A sensory hike to explore nature’s sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of summer. Meet at the Neely Preserve trailhead off Old State Road.