Outdoor Explorations for Homeschoolers
Parents, encourage your homeschool students to explore the outdoors at KNC!

During the 2014-15 school year the Kalamazoo Nature Center will offer a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 14.
Program sessions are offered once a month on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Weather permitting, all programs have an outdoor portion at the Nature Center.

Program Fee:  Classes are for September-April class session
Members:  $56
Non-Members:  $72

2014-15 Programs 

NEW!  Outdoor Explorations for young teens, Ages 13-14 (offered on Wednesdays only)

Register online HERE or print and mail a registration form above.  For program questions, call (269) 381-1574 ext 24.

  Hands-On Nature
Ages 4-6

Michigan Heritage
Ages 7-9

 Real World Survival
Ages 10-12

September 10 & 11
 Marvelous Minibeasts
 Incredible Insects
Life on the Oregon Trail
 October 8 & 9
Wild Weeds and Seeds
Listening to the Past (DeLano)
West with Lewis and Clark
 November 12 & 13
Animals Prepare for Winter
Life of a Pioneer Farm (DeLano)
The Settling of Michigan (DeLano)
 December 10 & 11
Settlers Prepare for Winter (DeLano)
Feeding Winter Birds
A Winter Food Web
 January 14 & 15
Snakes and Turtles
Mammal Mania
Winter Weather Science
February 11 & 12
Fuzzy Animals
Reptiles and Amphibians
Winter Survival Skills
 March 11 & 12
Frogs and Toads
Pioneer Sugaring (DeLano)
Survivor Trees
 April 1 & 2
Wonderful Water
 Fabulous Fish
Flying Predators and their Prey

• Programs begin PROMPTLY at 1 p.m. and last 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on child’s age.
• A portion of most programs will be held outdoors, so please dress appropriately.
• Handouts will be available as appropriate.
• Non-participating family members are welcome to remain at the Interpretive Center at no additional cost.
• You must pre-register — no walk-ins, please!

Call 269-381-1574 x24 with program questions. 

Winter Closings:
Homeschool Programs will be cancelled if Plainwell Public Schools are cancelled. If programs are cancelled due to weather, they will be rescheduled for the following week. School Closings at


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Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557