Community Emergence Series

Community Emergence Series

Inspired by adrienne maree brown’s concept of emergence as a
framework for interacting with self, others, and our planet that mimics patterns found in nature,
the Community Emergence Series is offered by the Kalamazoo Nature Center, 
ONEPlace at Kalamazoo Public Library, and Rootead Enrichment Center.
Presented by the Terry Todd International Speaker Fund.

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Monarch Tagging Days

Monarch Tagging Days

Head to the field with KNC's Michigan Butterfly Network to tag Monarch butterflies Thursdays in September from 1-3:30 pm.


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Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Trail hours: Open daily from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm 
Visitor Center hours: CLOSED weekdays for renovations, open Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm
Masks are required inside all KNC buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for everyone ages 3 and over.

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Community Emergence Series

The Community Emergence Program Series is inspired by adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy, which offers nature-inspired ideas and tools to transform the ways we interact with ourselves, each other, and nature. This series features programs from Kalamazoo Nature Center, Mary Jane Underwood Center for Civic Engagement with support from the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College, Gryphon Place, Open Roads, RAWK, ONEPlace at Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Brent Harris Sculpture, Rootead Enrichment Center, and others. This series is made possible with support from KNC's Terry Todd International Speakers Series. LEARN MORE >


adrienne maree brown

adrienne maree brown

Thursday, September 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Free event.  Learn more & register here.

Join a virtual talk by Terry Todd International Speakers Series guest, adrienne maree brown. In "Emergent Strategy," adrienne maree brown names patterns established to perpetuate capitalism, white-supremacy, colonialism, and patriarchy.  She offers patterns found in nature as alternative tools for relating to ourselves, each other, our institutions, and the Earth for our collective liberation. 

Tune in live from home or join a watch party and facilitated discussions at one KNC, Kalamazoo College, or Western Michigan University.


Monarch Tagging

Monarch Tagging

Monarch Tagging Days

Thursdays in September, 1:30-3:30 pm
Member $20/Non-member $24

Join researchers from KNC's Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) as they tag monarch butterflies. 

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Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

 Call for Artists

Attention area artisans! Applications are now open for the Buy Local Art & Gift Fair, held the first weekend in December. See KNC's Visitor Center magically transformed with top-quality work from more than 50 local artisans in a fun and festive atmosphere.

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Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange coming in October

Now's a great time to become a KNC Member. Members of each participating organization are invited to enjoy free reciprocal admission during the month of October. With your safety in mind we'll keep you up-to-date regarding capacity limits and other considerations as we navigate these times together.

Join or renew your KNC Membership today!


Gifts of Nature

There are a number of ways to support KNC and give a unique gift that lasts all year! From adopting a hummingbird to giving a gift membership to KNC, there is a Gift of Nature for everyone.

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Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Arts at KNC


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Please note:  The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a private nature preserve. 
Dogs, camping, drones, and firearms are not permitted. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails.

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