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  • Dessert with Discussion: Birds Can Save the World (May 2020)

    Dates:

    May 21, 2020.  7:00 pm 

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station - Auditorium, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    Cornell Lab of Ornithology Executive Director John. W. Fitzpatrick, will share:

    • the power of birds for capturing both our hearts and our minds,
    • how we can harness these unique powers to help human societies live sustainably with healthy and functioning natural systems,
    • newest and most exciting results from the Cornell Lab’s ongoing analyses of eBird, the world’s largest and most rapidly growingcitizen-science project on biodiversity

    Enjoy coffee, tea and delicious locally sourced desserts provided by the KBS Conference Center. A cash bar featuring house wines and Michigan craft beer available prior to the event.

    Can't attend in person? Join us for the live stream via YouTube. Please register to receive more information and a direct link to the evening's live stream.

  • Great Lakes Education Program River Boat Field Trip Cruises: CANCELLED

    Dates:

    April 27 - June 19, 2020

    Location:

    • Macomb: One way: Clinton River Cruise Company and Lake St. Clair Metropark Marina
    • Wayne: Round trip: Lake Erie Metropark Marina

     

    Description:

    Cancelled due to COVID-19.

     

    The Great Lakes Education Program (GLEP) introduces fourth-grade students to the unique features of the Great Lakes through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. The program is designed to stimulate interest in the Great Lakes and help students understand their role in protecting these vital freshwater resources.

  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Tours

    Location:

    12685 East C Ave, Augusta, MI, 49012. (15 north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles NW of Battle Creek, MI).

    Description:

    The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary offers guided educational tours to school groups. The tours provide knowledge about preserving and protecting natural habitats that we share with wildlife. The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts. The sanctuary also has a pollinator and rain garden and a large picnic area. Visitors can browse and purchase items at our Resource Center and Giftshop featuring nature-related gift items and books. Very low admission fees apply.

  • Michigan Natural Features Inventory

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) is a comprehensive, continuously updated source of data on Michigan's endangered, threatened, or special concern plant and animal species, natural communities, and other natural features. MNFI offers several resources, including: survey forms for recording observations on special plant and animal species; lists of endangered and threatened animals, special animals and plants, natural communities, and resources; abstracts; maps; publications, including quarterly and annual reports; and information on many types of permit applications.

  • W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest (Augusta, MI)

    Location:

    7060 N. 42nd Street, Augusta, MI 49012

    Description:

    Established on abandoned agricultural land, the 716-acre Kellogg Experimental Forest is known worldwide for research on tree breeding and genetics, planting techniques, and plantation establishment and management. Much of the research that developed the Spartan spruce, a hybrid that combines the color and drought resistance of a blue spruce and the softer needles and rapid growth rate of the white spruce, was done at the Kellogg Forest. The forest is open to the public for biking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, and also has several interpretive trails.

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