Conservation Stewardship

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/

Volunteer Needs

Great Lakes Ecological Management

Great Lakes Ecological Management

The Ecological Management and Services team is a service of the Kalamazoo Nature Center designed to work with private and public landowners. Visit KNC's Ecological Management Services website.

Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory

Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory

The Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory (KVBO) has been using bird banding as a tool to help better understand migration patterns, longevity, dispersal, and stopover of both breeding and migrating birds at our two locations, the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Pitsfield Station, for over thirty years.  Visit the KVBO here.

Michigan Butterfly Network

Michigan Butterfly Network

The Michigan Butterfly Network seeks to assess the changing population status of our state’s butterfly species, evaluate the quality of Michigan ecosystems, and engage the Michigan public in significant citizen science research.  Visit the Michigan Butterfly Network here.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Citizen science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. Here at the Kalamazoo Nature Center we offer a wide variety of scientific projects that volunteers can become involved in. We welcome groups and individuals of all ages and experience levels to join us in our conservation efforts.  Visit KNC's Citizen Science website here.

Heronwood Field Station

Heronwood Field Station

KNC's 
Heronwood Field Station is the home to several projects and programs. With fully equipped laboratories, a GIS station, and plenty of room for projects, Heronwood is an ideal place to work with high school students, college students, and graduates on a wide variety of research projects. Visit Heronwood Field Station's website for details.


     
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PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557 

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Contact Conservation Stewardship

Contact Us!

Sarah Reding
VP of Conservation Stewardship
(269) 381-1574 ext. 17
sreding@naturecenter.org

Ashley Wick
Biological Research Director
(269) 381-1574 ext. 

awick@naturecenter.org