Contact Conservation Stewardship

Sarah Reding
VP of Conservation Stewardship
(269) 381-1574 ext. 17
sreding@naturecenter.org
Contact Us! 


Kim Lippke 
Director, Heronwood Field Station  



Ecology. Research. Education.

6378 Hart Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
Get directions here... 

Upcoming Events 

Monarch Teacher Network Workshop

Heronwood Field Station will be hosting a Monarch Teacher Network workshop on July 28 and 29. The workshop will teacher pre-K though 12th grade educators about how they can raise monarchs in the classroom and use them to provide a wonderful educational experience for their students. Click the flyer or view it Here. For registration or more information, click Here

The Heronwood Field Station is a 5000 square foot home that was generously donated to the Kalamazoo Nature Center and converted into ecological field station. The field station sits on over 60 acres of Oak forest with wetlands and a large pond. Heronwood  is be the home to several projects and programs. With fully equipped laboratories, a GIS station, and plenty of room for projects, Heronwood is an ideal place to work with high school students, college students, and graduates on a wide variety of research projects. Plans for upcoming work include butterfly and moth research and rearing. 

Working with High Schools 



KNC’s “Out of the Wild” class, offered by the Kalamazoo Regional Education Services Agency’s (KRESA), Education for Employment (EFE) program, is now in full swing!  “Out of the Wild” 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 ID 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.  



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Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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