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Register for a Program

Some KNC and partner programs, workshops, and events require pre-registration and payment. To register, please click on the appropriate link below or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 0.  

 

Bats & Brews at the Barn

Bats and Brews at the Barn  
Saturday, September 7, 5-7 pm

Attendees must be 21+ years of age

Did you know bats are pollinators of the agave plant that is used to make Tequila? Join us for an evening “migratory affair” as we learn about the fascinating adaptations of Bats, and their important role in an ecosystem. Dr. Maarten VonHoff will give a riveting presentation on these amazing animals from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. $10/person if registered prior to event day; $15/person for day-of registration. Spots are limited! Reserve yours by visiting NatureCenter.org, or calling (269)-381-1574 ext. 0

REGISTER HERE

Canoe Trips - Explore the Kalamazoo River

Canoe Trip: Explore the Kalamazoo River

Experience the beauty of the Kalamazoo River! We will provide equipment and a short tutorial on canoe safety. Space is limited. Choose a date below and register online, or call (269) 381-1574 x0.

Fee: $40/individual member, $50/individual non-member, or reserve both spots on a canoe for $65/member duo, $75/non-member duo. 

Interested in bringing a group of 5 or more on a canoe trip? Call (269) 381-1574 x0 and ask about group rates!

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee per registrant will be retained by KNC. Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee per registrant, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC. No refunds day of event or after.


Friday, August 30, 4-7 pm  |  Register & pay by August 28
Fee: $40/individual member, $50/individual non-member, or reserve both spots on a canoe for $65/member duo, $75/non-member duo. 


Friday, September 27, 4-7 pm  |  Register & pay by September 25
Fee: $40/individual member, $50/individual non-member, or reserve both spots on a canoe for $65/member duo, $75/non-member duo. 

 

 

Composting Worm Bin Workshop

Composting Worm Bin Workshop
Sunday, September 29, 2-4 pm

Have you ever wanted to start composting, but don’t know where to start? Join us for an engaging presentation with tips & tricks to get you started composting at home! Stay after the presentation to make your own Composting Worm Bin that you can store under your kitchen sink (registration & fee required)! To register visit NatureCenter.org, or call (269)-381-1574 ext. 0. This program is geared toward adults.

2 pm - 3 pm: Composting Tips & Tricks Talk - FREE
3 pm - 4 pm: (Optional) Composting Worm Bin Workshop! 

$25 fee per bin, registration and payment required by September 23. 

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee will be retained by KNC.  Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC.: No refunds day of event or after.

REGISTER HERE.

Golf Cart Tours

Golf Cart Tours

Take a leisurely golf car tour of our trails on these mobile programs for adults - especially those with limited mobility.

Fee: $5/members, $7/non-members. Call (269) 381-1574 x0 to register. 

Monday, August 26, 5 pm  |  Arboretum Sculpture Tour
Join us for a relaxing tour through the Arboretum as we look at the numerous sculptures on display throughout the grounds. Registration and payment required by August 24.


Monday, September 9, 5 pm  |  Butterflies
Tour the pollinator gardens and Emma Pitcher Prairie! Registration and payment required by September 7.


Monday, September 21, 5 pm  |  Willard Rose Tallgrass Prairie
Historically, prairies covered a large portion of the US. Enjoy a tour of the Willard Rose Tallgrass Prairie! Registration and payment required by September 21.

Hooked on Fishing

Hooked on FishingHooked on Fishing

Meet: Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, 34270 Co Rd 652, Mattawan.

Learn beginner angling at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery! We provide all the gear, and will start the program by going over safety and techniques. Then put your skills to the test as we catch and release fish! This program is only for children ages 5-16, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $10/member, $12/non-member participant. 

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee per registrant will be retained by KNC. Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee per registrant, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC. No refunds day of event or after.


Wednesday, August 28, 5-7 pm  |  Register & pay by August 26

Raptor Road Trip

Raptor Road Trip
Saturday, September 21, 7 am - 7 pm

Meet fellow bird watchers on a day trip of hawk watching at Lake Erie Metro Park! Explore special exhibits and see live birds as we visit Hawkfest for its 30th year anniversary event! Keep an eye out for the 50,000 plus hawks that migrate through this location each fall. Bring your binoculars, a sack lunch and money for dinner on the ride back to Kalamazoo. All transportation is included in trip fee. Fee: $75/Members, $85/Non-members. Registration and payment required by September 18. Meet: Main Visitor Center parking lot

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee will be retained by KNC.  Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC.: No refunds day of event or after.

REGISTER HERE

Yoga Retreats for the Family

Family Yoga Retreat

It’s a family yoga event! Bring out the whole family to enjoy a hike, practice yoga together, and even meet one of KNC’s animal ambassadors!

Fee: $35/member family, $45/non-member family. 

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee per registrant will be retained by KNC. Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee per registrant, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC. No refunds day of event or after.


Saturday, September 14, 1-3 pm  |  Register & pay by September 12
Fee: $35/member family, $45/non-member family

Zipline Adventures: Canopy Tour

Zipline Adventure: Canopy Tour

Meet at Camp Barn

Experience the rush of soaring through the trees! Staff will guide you through a short educational program and a safety orientation. Enjoy the summer foliage as you zoom through the treetops on our 4-line zip tour! Must weigh between 100 and 250 pounds. Must be 12 years old and up to participate. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Closed-toed shoes are required. Register below or call (269) 381-1574 x0. Interested in bringing a group of 5 or more on the zipline? Call to ask about group rates!

Fee: $30/members, $35/non-members. 

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee per registrant will be retained by KNC. Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee per registrant, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC. No refunds day of event or after.


Saturday, August 9, 5-7 pm  |  Register & pay by August 6
Fee: $30/members, $35/non-members. 


Saturday, August 17, 1-4 pm  |  Register & pay by August 15
Fee: $30/members, $35/non-members


Saturday, September 28, 1-4 pm  |  Register & pay by September 26
Fee: $30/members, $35/non-members. 

 

Zipline Adventures: Ground-landing

Zipline Adventure: Ground Landing

Meet at Camp Barn

Experience the rush of soaring through the trees! Staff will guide you through a short educational program and a safety orientation. Enjoy the summer foliage as you zoom through the treetops on our 4-line zip tour! Must weigh between 100 and 250 pounds. Must be 12 years old and up to participate. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Closed-toed shoes are required. Register below or call (269) 381-1574 x0. Interested in bringing a group of 5 or more on the zipline? Call to ask about group rates! 

Fee: $10/members, $12/non-members 

Cancellation Policy: For cancellation prior to registration deadline, a $5 processing fee per registrant will be retained by KNC. Between registration deadline and day of program, a 25% processing fee per registrant, with a minimum of $5, will be retained by KNC. No refunds day of event or after.


Friday, September 13, 5:30-7:30 pm  |  Register & pay by September 11
Fee: $10/members, $12/non-members