Here are just a few of the many programs coming up at KNC – check out the Calendar for full details and registration. Please check the Plan Your Visit page for hours and visiting KNC safely, including social distancing and mask requirements.

Financial Assistance  |  We are grateful to a KNC donor community that believes everyone should have the chance to enjoy and learn from outdoor experiences. Our donors make it possible for KNC to minimize financial barriers that would otherwise limit access to KNC programs. Apply for financial assistance here or email .

Ongoing Programs & Exhibitions

Campers at River

Register for Summer Camp

Weekly camps begin June 13

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Farm Club

6-week sessions start
June 15 & July 20

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Preschool Explorers looking under rocks

Preschool Explorers

Tuesdays at 10 am
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Animal Care at KNC

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care

Third Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 am
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Upcoming Programs & Workshops

Rue Anemone

Native Plant Mini-Series: Native Plants to Highlight at Home

Saturday, May 21, Noon – 1 pm
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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Birding with the Stars

Mondays, May 17 & 24, 8 am
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Returning & Reskilling Series:
Fire Starting

Saturday, May 28, 8-9:30 pm
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Plant Sprouting

Land Legacy: A Black Kalamazoo Land and Ethic

Saturday, May 28, 4:30-6:30 pm

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Native Plant Mini-Series: Native Plant ID & Ecology Walk

Saturday, June 4, Noon – 1:30 pm
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Garlic Mustard Games

Garlic Mustard Games

Sunday, June 5, 1-4 pm
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Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out

Friday, June 10, 6-8:30 pm
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Camp Open House

Saturday, June 11, 10 am – 12:30 pm
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Beneath the Surface:
Stream Macroinvertebrates

Saturday, June 11, 2-3:30 pm
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Nature of Literacy

Nature of Literacy Series: Finding Stories in the Natural Environment

Sunday, June 12, 2-3 pm
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Fairy House

Fairy House Fun: Fairy FUNgi

Saturday, June 18, 1-3 pm
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Returning & Reskilling Series: Knot Tying

Saturday, June 25
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Save the date for these annual events:

Buy Local Art and Gift Fair

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugar Festival

Saturday, March 4 &
Sunday, March 5, 2023

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Kids Raccoon Run

Earth Day 5K & Kids’ Raccoon Run

Saturday, April 22, 2023
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Kids at Zugunruhe


Early September, 2022
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