The Conservation Stewardship Department works with the community to enhance their property for wildlife habitat. We encourage environmental awareness and stewardship and provide the education, resources, and assistance necessary to improve ecological systems in Southwest Michigan.
Registration is now open for GLOBE Teacher Training Workshop - August 10-12, 2016
Held at our Heronwood Field Station, this FREE workshop will introduce teachers to the GLOBE Program, providing hands on training to participants on Site Definition, Atmosphere, and Hyrdology protocols, and discuss the Next Generation Science Standards with regard to infusing environmental investigations in the classroom. With a particular emphasis on the place-based science opportunities available at Kalamazoo Nature Center facilities and the expertise of Western Michigan University faculty, we will provide opportunities for teachers to plan how they could use GLOBE program investigations to augment their own teaching and learning. Follow this link to learn more and to register: http://www.globe.gov/get-trained/workshops/workshop/jT1U/53301
Registration is now open for the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) is a volunteer leader training program ideal for individuals interested in Michigan's natural communities, current conservation issues, outdoor recreation, nature study, natural area management, and a variety of other topics such as lake/stream monitoring and habitat restoration. Classes will be held Thursday evenings from 6-9pm at KNC from September 8 - October 20. Two Saturday field trips are included. 9-4pm on October 1 and 8. Follow this link to learn more and to register: http://events.anr.msu.edu/cspkzoo2016/