Did you know Calvin is one of only three higher education institutions in Michigan that have a full-scale nature preserve on their main campus? The Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens is a 104 acre area comprised of forest, wetlands and gardens, and is host to our educational building, the Bunker Interpretive Center. In addition, you may prearrange access to our 68 acre Flat Iron Lake Preserve; this area is just a half hour drive from campus to Greenville, and hosts the Flat Iron Lake House. Take advantage of our distinctive resources!


Calvin Ecosystem PreserveNative Gardens and Flat Iron Lake Preserve are two of Calvin's most unusual and beautiful places to teach and conduct research. Find out more about teaching options and applying for research.


The Bunker Interpretive Center, Venema Plaza, Prince Pond Dock, and Flat Iron Lake House are some of Calvin's most unusual and beautiful places to hold a meeting, department retreat or workshop.


When you’re not enjoying your favorite study spot in the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens, take advantage of the many opportunities available to students. Find out more.

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