About Our Programming
As the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world, KNC’s education department plays an essential role in supporting that mission, utilizing our programs to help schools and families in our community to have positive experiences exploring, and connecting with, nature.
KNC school programming primarily serves preschool/daycare aged children through elementary school, but we also offer programs and field lab experiences for up to 8th grade, as well as customizable programming options for every grade level.
Common topics in school programs include animal classification, plant parts/life cycle, animal life cycles, ecological relationships, habitats, adaptations, natural resources, human impact, and natural cycles and patterns. Our programming is focused primarily on environmental science and Michigan history, but we are also able to provide customizable opportunities for english and arts classrooms.