Programs, Rentals, and Festivals
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGAMS
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 volunteer 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
Cost: FREE, Donations Welcome
September 6th Nature Story Hour
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join local author Robbyn Smith as she reads her award-winning book "Saving Samantha - A True Story"
Taken from family journals, a fascinating account of the recovery and release of an injured young red fox. Enjoy delightful encounters of Samantha with the van Frankenhuyzen’s farm animals. Through Samantha,readers will come to understand the delicate balance between healing and release, the joy of reunion, and the bittersweet sadness of letting go.
Cost: FREE, Donations encouraged
2004 Great Lakes Book Award (GLBA) Finalist
2004 ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award
2005 KIND Children's Honor Book
National Assoc. for Humane and Environmental Education
2005 IRA Children’s Book Award Notable
2006-07 Children’s Award nominee
Cost: FREE, Donations Welcome
Knee-High Naturalist (Ages 2-5)
Programs are now booked by the session and advanced pre-registration
is required to attend
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!
Cost: $25.00/child for each four-week session
It's not too late to register for session 1! Join us for the remaining 3 weeks as we discover animal homes and the creatures that build them. Call today to register: 517-483-4224.
Session 1: 9/3-9/24 Animal Architects
Ants, Bees, Beavers, and Birds!
Session 2: 10/1-10/22 Fall Time Fun
Leaves, Apples, Pumpkins, and Bats!
Session 3: 11/5-11/26 Fall Time Friends
Deer, Turkey, Squirrels, and Bears!
Note: There is no Knee High Naturalist in December
Dia de los Muertos Cemetery Stroll
November 1, 6pm - 8pm
Fenner Nature Center and the Friends of Lansing's Historic Cemeteries are teaming up for a guided tour through Mount Hope Cemetery to investigate the signs and symbols of nature that surround life and death. We will delve into the folklore of Ravens, owls, and other animals that can be found on the tombstones on our walk before heading back to Fenner for a bonfire and marshmallow roast.
Cost: $5; Fenner Conservancy Members: FREE
Phenology Hike (Adults)
November 1, 1pm - 2pm
Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by the seasons. Participants in these seasonal hikes will learn to identify plant and animal species while on the trails and become a citizen scientist while helping us collect data about the annual changes at Fenner Nature Center. There is a minimum participant registration of 10 required for this event.
Cost: $10; Fenner Conservancy Members: $5
Fenner Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs for the public, school groups, scouts, and other organizations. Check out the liks inthe sidebar for more information about proram offerins and fees. Please call us at 517-483-4224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
***Most of our programs require advanced registration and payment. Please call early as slots fill up quickly!