NEW Conservation Leadership Program for Grades 7 and 8
This summer, the Kalamazoo Nature Center will be hosting its first Conservation Leadership Program. The program is geared for 7th and 8th graders and will run from June 2015 to June 2016. This year-long conservation program will help students develop an understanding of current conservation issues, the relationship between our environment and our economy, scientific research, community development, and leadership training. Spaces are limited! Learn more and apply here...
KNC’s Conservation Biology class, offered by the Kalamazoo Regional Education Services Agency’s (KRESA), Education for Employment (EFE) program, is now in full swing! Conservation Biology is a Natural Resources and Conservation based curriculum, so it was only natural that the 32 students participating in this year’s program spent nearly every day this fall outside! They worked on fine tuning their observation skills, learned to properly identify plants and wildlife using field guides, got up close and personal with the wonderful world of soil, and worked alongside many of the Nature Center’s conservationists and wildlife biologists. To learn how students can earn college credits while still in high school, visit www.kresa.org/efe or call 269-250-9300.