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Come with your child for a winter nature walk. Mill Race Park has street-parking only. Park along the road, and meet us in front the brown barn at about 10 am. Bring anything you think would be fun for some good 'ol fashioned snowy play!

These winter walks are free and a way to connect with other families. Feel free to invite a friend. If it’s a nice day, bring a lunch for a winter picnic. Kids range in age from newborn to 15 years, so we will naturally just split up according to who comes.

Sign up on the website using the "Ticket Link" to get weather updates for each specific winter walk. Just a reminder- these are not drop-off events, since full staff will not be there. Just a great way to connect with other families in nature.

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00am

Wedgewood Park, Grandville

Snow Play! 

Family Nature Walk

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We will be reading a story about what different birds do in winter, going on a walk to look for birds and then (if it is warm enough to take off mittens) making pine cone bird feeders using peanut-FREE sunflower seed butter and bird seed. Bring your own bird-watching binoculars, if you have them.

Come with your child for a winter nature walk. These winter walks are free and a way to connect with other families over winter. Feel free to invite a friend. If it’s a nice day, bring a lunch for a winter picnic. We will plan to gather about 10:00 to read a story and then start on a themed walk following the Buck Creek Trail. Kids range in age from newborn to 15 years, so we will naturally just split up according to who comes.


Just a reminder- these are not drop-off events, since full staffing will not necessarily be there. Just a great way to connect with other families in nature.

Here is a link to the facebook event. 

Monday, February 12, 10:00am

Wedgewood Park, Grandville

Winter Birding

Family Nature Walk

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If the weather is right, we will tap maple trees to collect sap. We’ll start with a quick story about the importance of maple syrup and maple sugar to our ancestors, and then find the sugar maples that students identified last fall. Spring semester at DWS we will be cooking down sap into syrup, and have planned a pancake breakfast with Seniors at Brookcrest Nursing Home.

Tapping Maple Trees is all about watching the weather, so we can’t predict for sure when we will be tapping. If we don’t tap today, we will plan to gather for a nature exploration walk and later tap trees during class.

Come with your child for a winter nature walk. These winter walks are free and a way to connect with other families over winter. Feel free to invite a friend. If it’s a nice day, bring a lunch for a winter picnic. We will plan to gather about 10:00 to read a story and then start on a themed walk following the Buck Creek Trail. Kids range in age from newborn to 15 years, so we will naturally just split up according to who comes.

Just a reminder- these are not drop-off events, since full staffing will not necessarily be there. Just a great way to connect with other families in nature.

Here is a link to the facebook event. 

Monday, February 24, 10:00am

Sugar Maple Tapping 

Family Winter Nature Walk