After School Animals

See below for dates, specific program themes, and to register.

Head to KNC after school to visit with a KNC educator, animal care manager, and animal ambassador for feeding time!
While you learn about each Ambassador and how they represent their wild counterparts, you’ll also get a behind the scenes view on daily feeding, care, and training practices are done.  Afterwards get an up-close view at our ambassador when they come out to visit you while you are here.

Fee: Included in regular KNC admission.
Registration Deadline: Free with regular KNC admission. Please register; drop in registration is welcome if the program is not sold out.
Audience: Kids & Families
Meet: KNC Visitor Center

Eastern Box Turtle
Milk Snake

Tuesday, March 5, 4:30-5:30 pm

Meet KNC staff and experience the daily care tasks for all the snakes that live at KNC. Learn about their specific diets and what they represent as ambassadors here at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

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Painted Turtle

Tuesday, April 9, 4:30-5:30 pm

Meet all KNC’s terrestrial and aquatic turtles! Learn about daily care, watch the turtles be fed by KNC staff, and get a chance to see these reptilian pals up close. 

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Tiger Salamander

Tuesday, May 7, 4:30-5:30 pm

Discover where you can find KNC’s ambassador Tiger Salamander inside the Visitor Center, then get a chance to find some wild salamanders out on a trail. Learn what it takes to keep our tiger salamander happy and healthy. We will then head out to a nearby trail to search for some wild salamanders to observe. Dress for outdoors.

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