Conservation Education Series

Learn about important conservation topics, talk with experts, and get involved in this series of programs. Register for one or all!

Fee: $10/Member, $15/Non-Member
Registration Deadline: Required by 4 p.m. the Thursday before each program
Audience: Adults

Golden-winged warbler

Bird Identification and Banding

Saturday, September 17, 9-10:30 am

Find out what kinds of birds you may be seeing this time of year! Join Conservation Educator Kyra Blum for a quick look at some basics of bird identification, then take a walk over to KNC’s Bird Banding Station to visit our bird experts as they collect and band birds. 

Register for Bird ID & Banding

Bird Window Collision Monitoring

Saturday, September 24, 10-11:30 am

Join KNC and a local bird expert to get some hands-on experience monitoring for bird collisions in downtown Kalamazoo. Find out how to collect data on this phenomenon while learning the importance of bird conservation. 

Meet in front of Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

Register for Bird Monitoring

Endangered Mitchell’s Satyr Butterfly

Saturday, October 29, Noon – 1 pm

Explore the scary topic that is endangered species on this Halloween weekend. Native to Michigan, Mitchell’s Satyr Butterfly (MSB) is endangered due to human development. Learn about these amazing creatures and what KNC is doing to support them.

Register for MSB >

Creating Bird-Friendly Homes

Saturday, November 5, 11 am – Noon

Want to make your home a more inviting place to our local birds? Join KNC’s Conservation Educator Kyra Blum for ways to give birds some extra support at home and increase your chances of seeing a wider variety of species. 


Register for Bird-Friendly Homes >

Coffee, Donuts, and Conservation Talks with Rufous

Saturdays, October 15 & November 26, 10 am

Start your day off right by enjoying some bird-friendly coffee with local donuts, meeting Rufuous, KNC’s Eastern screech owl, and having great talks with others about supporting birds like her in Michigan.


Register for Coffee with Rufous >