Fox squirrel looking up to treeNew KNC Pop Up Nature Programs

Invite KNC to pop-up at your outdoor location! We have taken some of our tried-and-true programs, added a few new ones, and made them portable. We’re taking them on the road, directly to you! KNC will come to schoolyards, parks, green spaces near your apartment, or even a large backyard. Programs include nature activities and a movement element, investigation, or craft. You provide the space, participants and one adult to supervise. We’ll bring the rest! Fee: $100.00 for a one hour program at your location with up to 10 youth participants and one adult. Visit NatureCenter.org/PopUpPrograms for indepth descriptions. Please contact JRice@NatureCenter.org with questions or to register.

Interested in supporting kids getting outdoors in the era of virtual school? Donate to our scholarship fund here. Thanks for helping us bring programs to those with financial barriers.

Programs run as long as weather permits. With the right gear, we could be outdoors all winter! Certain programs may be suspended depending upon the season. Programs are geared for students ages 5-12, some are better suited for older participants. All programs have been adapted to observe COVID-19 safety precautions. Adaptations include a limited number of participants, mandatory mask wearing, hand sanitation, physical distancing and minimal sharing of materials. (Please no neck gaiter masks) More detailed information provided with registration.


A Sense of Nature Scavenger Hunt  |  Bird Habits and Migration  |  Who Eats Whom? (Food web)  |  Super Seeds  |  Michigan’s Natural Resources  |  Incredible Insects  |  A Forest’s Family Album (Trees and plant life stages)  |  Once Upon a Raptor (live Bird of Prey program, additional fee)

Check back for more in-depth descriptions and updates as we add more topics. 

Program participant minimums & maximums:
Our pop-up program fee is based on a 10 person minimum, though we welcome groups of 10 or less.

Maximum program participation:
• 10 participants for children only programs 8th grade and younger,
• 15 participants for high school programs,
• 25 participants for programs with children & adults or family groups