Grass River Natural Area Events
See also our Guided Hikes and Nature Class pages for other fun-filled learning opportunities.
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday April 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Bring the family to celebrate Earth Day at Grass River Natural Area. The afternoon will feature crafts, games, demonstrations and guided hikes that promote a sustainable future for our planet. Enjoy the beauty of Grass River Natural Area as it awakens to spring and take home a White Pine seedling to plant. FREE
GRNA Clean Up, Fix Up Day!
Saturday May 03, 2014 - 9:30 am
Don your work clothes and work gloves, bring your rakes and dust rags! Help us spruce up the cabin, the Center and trails for the start of our 44th summer season at Grass River. Many hands make light work and we'll feed you lunch! Please call if you plan to attend, 231.533.8314.
Saturday June 14, 2014 - 6:30 am
Adults & Kids 12+
Join us for the 4th annual GRNA nesting survey. As a citizen scientist, you'll be helping us monitor our resident bird population. You'll be assigned to walk a trail to identify and record the birds you see and hear along the way. Share your results when you return to the Center for drinks and snacks. Novice birders are welcome and will be paired with more experienced ones. There is no fee for this event. We thank you for your donation of time! FREE
Wednesday June 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm | Wednesday June , 2014 - 6:00 pm
Adults & Kids 12+
The kayak adventure has a new twist this year! Sandy Graham from BackCountry Outfitter and a GRNA naturalist will take you for a paddle to watch the evening activities of Grass River's wildlife. Bring your own kayak or use one of BCO's demos. Some experience, helpful. No fear of water, essential. Space is limited. Must register and pay in advance by calling the GRNA office, 231-533-8314. FEE: $30 with BCO equipment, $20 with your own equipment.