Ecosystem Preserve / Programs

From the seeds of awareness and experience come the fruits of appreciation, understanding, and ultimately responsibility. The Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens offers a variety of educational programs for all ages throughout the year.

Saplings (for ages 2-5)

Join us at the Bunker Interpretive Center each week through the fall, winter, and spring. Saplings programs will focus on exploring nature in fun, engaging ways!

Summer Day Camps (for ages 6-14)

Summer day camps are fun, hands-on learning adventures for children. Our camps provide a comfortable and safe learning environment where campers become immersed in the outdoors.

Native Plant Sale

Each year in May and August, we hold a Native Plant Sale with the aim of improving the health of our environment as these plants are spread through the community. Everyone is invited to shop our sale for inexpensive, lovely, low-maintenance plants that help restore biodiversity and purify storm water.

Weekend Wonder

We believe that wonder knows no season so bring your curiosity to this once-a-month Saturday series. Held at the Bunker Interpretive Center, we're bringing in experts of all kinds to increase your knowledge, skills, and joy for the world around us.

Weekend Wonder is family friendly. Unless noted, each Weekend Wonder includes parallel programming for adults and kids (age 3+). Grown-ups, enjoy time with other adults while the kids are safe and having fun - no sitter required.

Wellness in the Woods

Pause with us mid-week to draw physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits from time in nature at the Preserve. Less than one hour, guided.


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