Experience the topic of the day through discovery hikes, stories, games, and nature art projects. Programs are led by environmental educators. Registration is not required. For groups larger than 10 people, please provide advance notice so we can plan accordingly. Programs begin in the Bunker Interpretive Center. We will be indoors and out in the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens, so please come prepared for walking outside in a variety of weather conditions.

Naked Trees & Bursting Buds

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:30 - 3 pm
Educator: Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager
Cost: This program is free, though we welcome a suggested donation of $2/person.

One of the first signs of spring are leafy green new leaves. Ever wonder from where leaves emerge? Discover the answer to this question, as we examine tree twigs up close in a hands on way. Then head to the trails, as we put our skills to use searching for our mystery twigs and identifying trees in the winter. Marvel at the diversity found amongst tree species and learn how to force tree buds to unfurl their leaves early. A fun tree art project will be offered at the end of the program. This program is great for adults with an adventurous spirit and families with children ages 6-12.

Spring Break 2020

You are welcome to walk the trails for exercise, fresh air & sunlight. With increasing visits, we ask three things of our guests:

  • Please KEEP YOUR DOG AT HOME so that our sensitive wildlife will feel protected in their home and stay visible for you to enjoy.
  • Please DO NOT WALK in the MULCHED GARDEN BEDS so that our young & fragile native plants have a chance to grow into a beautiful garden for you to enjoy.
  • Please give others 6 feet of distance.

The Bunker Interpretive Center is closed until further notice.