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  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
  • Venema Gardens
  • Free!

The Homecoming open house is a wonderful time for students and families, alumni and their children or grandchildren, and any community guests to visit the Ecosystem Preserve.

  • Play some lawn games at the Venema Plaza and Gardens
  • Participate in a fun fall scavenger hunt and win prizes for participating
  • Enjoy apple cider and mix-your-own trail mix snacks
  • Take your family picture with the fall foliage as your backdrop
  • Relax under the arbor by South Pond
  • Enjoy a walk through our wooded trails

      Note: The open house will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and the Bunker Interpretive Center will be open only during that time. However, the Ecosystem Preserve trails are open to visitors from 7 a.m. to dusk each day and restrooms in the BIC vestibule are accessible during those hours, so families can walk the trails throughout the weekend!

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