Upcoming Programs

Please call us at 517-483-4224 to register, or use our online system.

Nature Story Hour

First Saturday of each month, 1:00pm – 2:00pm  

Our resident librarian will be leading a nature story hour in the Visitor Center that is geared towards children between the ages of 4 and 6. After the story, participate in a craft and watch a family-friendly nature video.

Cost: FREE, Donations Welcome

Knee High Naturalist

Fridays from 10:00am - 11:00am 

Do you have a "Knee High Naturalist?" If they are between the ages of 2 and 5, come on out and join us for a hike, some fun crafts and other activities, and maybe even a story! Each week we will get acquainted with the natural world through different themes such as turtles, bugs, flowers, and birds.

Cost: $5/class per child


Day Camp Open House

March 29th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm 

Learn what Fenner's "Go Wild Day Camps" are all about at this fun and interactive open house! Games and activities that will be part of your child's camp experience will be ongoing and day camp staff will be available to meet and ask questions of.

Registration opens this day for people who are not members of Fenner Conservancy. Sign up on the spot before spaces are filled! (Registration for members starts March 1st! - become a member by visiting http://mynaturecenter.org/membership)

Nature Story Hour

with Author Danielle Dayrell

Saturday, April 5th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm  

Join local author Danielle Dayrell for our April Nature Story Hour. Danielle will be reading her story, "My Friend, The Tree." After the story, we will make a leafy craft to take home and plant a tree at the nature center.

About "My Friend, The Tree"
A boy's imagination takes him on an all day adventure when he finds a friend in his very own yard tree. Without a spoken word from his tree friend, the boy tells the story about his Friend, The Tree! It is a delightful rhyming story that truly brings a boys imagination to life!
This story will bring out the creative imagination in children, and show them that there is more to life than sometimes spoken. This enjoyable picture book will also invite them to love the trees that they are surrounded with, and encourage children to enjoy Mother Nature, and her trees. They, too, may find their very own friend in a tree!

Cost: FREE, Donations Welcome

Nature Navigators

Saturday, April 5th, 1:30pm – 3:00pm  

Could you be the next Lewis and Clark? We are looking for nature navigators, ages 10 & up, to help us find a secret treasure! Nature navigators will learn how to use a map and compass on Fenner's trails. Use your newfound skills to find the clues to the treasure's location.

Cost: $10 per child


ReLeaf Michigan Tree Pick Up

April 26th 10:00am - 3:00pm

ReLeaf Michigan, a 501 c 3 non-profit tree planting organization, will sell 4 – 6 feet (depending on species) bare root trees & shrubs for spring planting.  The shrubs are 1-2 ft and evergreens are containerized and are approx 1 ½ ft.  Spring is a great time to plant trees & shrubs.   Orders will be accepted now - April 11, 2014.  On-line ordering available through their website until April 11th 

 Pick-up your order at Fenner  

Association of Nature Center Administrators Regional Meeting

April 28th 9:30am – 3:00pm 

Lunch: $10 (or bring a sack lunch)

Is your organization a member of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) already, or are you interested in becoming one?  Learn more about the best practices in our field while networking with colleagues from all over the state of Michigan at this peer-to-peer professional development opportunity.  

There will be a panel/presentation about creative marketing and publicity tactics that are relevant to all nature centers, regardless of budget and staff size, followed by two open-space sessions with topics directed by participant interest. 

RSVP to  Katie Woodhams, Program Manager at 517-483-4224 or Katie@mynaturecenter.org

Fenner Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs for the public, school groups, scout groups, and other organizations.  Check out the links in the sidebar to see more detailed information.  Please call us at 517-483-4224 or send us an email at info@mynaturecenter.org with any questions.

***Most of our programs require advanced registration and payment.  Please call early as slots fill up quickly!



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Fenner Nature Center

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

Phone: 517-483-4224 | Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

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