FIRE: Rekindling Land and PeopleKalamazoo Nature Center Legacy and Lifetime Member Special Invitation:

Luncheon and Tour, FIRE: Rekindling Land and People

Thursday, June 29, Noon – 2 pm
KNC’s Glen Vista Gallery

Join us to enjoy a light luncheon and tour of KNC’s new exhibit FIRE: Rekindling Land and People.

This exhibit centers on traditional indigenous fire knowledge and KNC’s participation in contemporary prescribed fire practices. A key feature for the exhibit will be artist Ethan Turpin’s immersive art installation, Walk into Wildland Fire, placing YOU, the viewer, at the heart of a wildland fire!

RSVP below by Tuesday, June 26:

Legacy/Lifetime Member Luncheon


Questions? Please email Lisa Panich: or call 269-381-1574 ext. 38.

Legacy Giving at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

Certain places have a magic that draws people to them. At the heart of the Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) is one such place: Cooper’s Glen. With its towering stands of Beech and Maple trees, abundant wildlife, rolling landscape and Trout Run winding through it, Cooper’s Glen has inspired generations of visitors to appreciate and care for the natural world.
By protecting Cooper’s Glen from encroaching development over 60 years ago, a few community visionaries began a legacy that has developed into one of the foremost nature centers in the world. In the six decades since, the generosity of our community has sustained and expanded this legacy. As KNC begins its second half-century, a new generation of visionaries will carry on the Cooper’s Glen Legacy. We invite you to support KNC’s future through a planned gift that honors your connection to this place and the many experiences that, again and again, nurture our connection to the natural world.

Ways to give

KNC welcomes legacy gifts in many forms and of any amount. You may prefer to make your final gift during your lifetime in order to witness the impact of your generosity. You may wish to plan a gift that will be realized beyond your lifetime. In either case, your legacy gift is appreciated. In addition to a will or trust, KNC benefits from gifts of land, buildings, retirement plan assets, life insurance, personal property, stock or other securities. Your professional advisor can help you structure a gift that reflects your wishes to support KNC’s mission.

Areas of Impact

Unrestricted gifts to KNC support the organization’s greatest needs at any given point in time. If you prefer that your gift supports a particular program, it can be designated to an area of your choosing such as education, conservation, research, financial assistance, facilities, etc.