Each season, we offer a four week series of programs designed for children aged 3-6 (the critters), and their caregivers (the company), to explore nature together. Experience the theme of the day through discovery hikes, stories, games, songs, nature art projects, and puppet shows. Programs are led by environmental educators, and take place in both the Bunker Interpretive Center and out in the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens.

To register for the Spring 2019 series

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Program fee

The series fee is $30 for 1 child, or $25 per child when 2 or more children aged 3-6 years attend.

Cost includes instruction for the seasonal series (four programs), take home discovery pages, nature art materials, and loads of fun!

Please Note: Younger siblings (under 3 years old) are welcome to come for free with their caregiver. Older siblings will need to purchase a ticket to attend.

Spring 2019 series

Spring topics we will study are: Frogs & Toads │ Nests & Eggs │ Spring Wildflowers │ Michigan Salamanders.

Critters & Company meets once a week, on Tuesdays, on the following dates: April 16, 23 & 30 and May 7. The program is offered in the morning from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., or in the afternoon from 1–2:30 p.m.

Participation is limited to 16 children during each session time.

Fall 2019 series

Our fall programs are generally taught in October. Check back in late August for dates and topics.



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