Kalamazoo Nature Center Summer Reading Program 2017


Choose one of these exciting programs!

Under Construction: Nature’s Best Builders

Birds, and beavers, and bees, oh my! In this year’s new library program, children of all ages get to experience first hand how animals inspire builders everywhere. During this fun-filled hour, kids and parents will explore the world of nature’s builders with a variety of activities that appeal to many learning styles. Participants could construct a beaver dam, design a habitat landscape, problem solve with bees, and build their own animal community story. We’ll meet a live animal architect to end the program.

Once Upon a Raptor
What’s in your story? Maybe your family, your home, what you like to eat? How is your story different from a Michigan raptors? Maybe not so different! During this one-hour Birds of Prey special, KNC”s educators will take the audience into the lives and habits of four unique birds. Appropriate for classrooms, community groups and auditorium assemblies. Program includes touchable artifacts and  our different species of live raptors!

Wildlife Neighbors
Communities are all around us. Just like our schools and cities, natural communities work together to be successful. In this one hour program, we’ll explore the jobs, tools, and talents of many of our wildlife neighbors, as well as our own place in nature’s community. Appropriate for groups of any size and recommended for 3rd grade and up. This program will focus on different animals roles within their communities and we’ll meet up with three of our wildlife neighbors along the way.

Program Fees: $250 per library, school or community group less than 250 people. Travel fees apply for locations more than 25 miles round trip from the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Discounts for multiple programs and locations are available.


View/download the 2017 Summer Reading Program flyer here, and call 269-381-1574 x 24 or email Register@NatureCenter.org for more information on this exciting program!

Upcoming Summer Library Reading Programs with the Kalamazoo Nature Center:

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

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Some KNC and partner programs, workshops, and events require pre-registration and payment. To register, please click on the appropriate link to be taken to our secure server, or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 0 to register with Guest Services.

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To register for a Group Program (school, community, etc), call
Sara Roman, Registrar
(269) 381-1574 ext. 24
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