Upcoming Programs


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

Finalist

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












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.







Backyard Habitat Workshop (Adults)

September 6th, 1pm-2pm 

Learn how to use native plants to create habitat for wildlife in your own backyard! Find out which plants attract birds as well as beneficial pollinators, such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and more!

Cost: $10; Fenner Conservancy Members: $5



Knee-High Naturalist (Ages 2-5)

Tuesdays, 10am-11am 

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


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 

(All Ages)

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: $10; 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 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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