Heronwood Field Station
Ecology. Research. Education.
6378 Hart Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
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Heronwood Field Station is a 5000 square foot home that was generously donated to the Kalamazoo Nature Center and converted into an ecological field station. The field station sits on over 60 acres of Oak forest with wetlands and a large pond. Heronwood  is 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. 

Conservation Biology Students in Action!

Programs at Heronwood Field Station

Conservation Biology

KNC’s Conservation Biology class, offered in partnership with the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency’s (KRESA), Education for Employment (EFE) program is off to a great start this 2015/2016 school year with enrollment of 37 new students and 3 returning seniors who are working as conservation interns.  This program introduces students to the exciting careers in Natural Resource Conservation and Wildlife Biology.  This is a laboratory/field-based course which involves hands-on learning of ecological science, animal and plant studies (i.e. behavior, identification), job shadowing and field trips. This course has special emphasis on skills and technology used in this profession.  Students have direct contact with natural resource conservationists and wildlife biologists in this field of study. They will receive either their 2nd or 3rd high school science credit through this program, as well as, attain the skills necessary to obtain employment in various careers in Natural Resource Conservation and Wildlife Biology. To learn more about this program and enrollment requirements, please visit http://kresa.org/Page/1733 or call 269-250-9300  

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...

See the Conservation Biology Program in Action!
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Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557