2018 Program Calendar

Programs (unless otherwise specified) are held on the third Monday of the month, February through November.

Programs open to all — free of charge

February 19 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College 
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Topic: Hometown Habitat — Environmental Film by Catherine Zimmerman
Shortened version of film with following discussion led by Nancy Bedell

March 19 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College 
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Topic: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Rediscovering Emma Cole’s 19th-Century Grand Rapids Flora
Presenters: Dr. Garrett Crow, Visiting Scholar at Calvin College and Julie Stivers, Author

April 16 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Topic: Reconciliation Ecology Encouraging Biodiversity in Human-dominated Ecosystems
Presenter: Dr. Dave Warners

May 14 • 6:30 PM
Location: Aman Park, 0-1859 Lake Michigan Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Topic: Spring Ephemerals in Bloom—A Hike in Aman Park
Presenters:  Amy Heilman, Tammy Lundeen

June 18 • 6:30 PM
Location: TBA
Topic: Annual Plant Exchange and Field Trip
Presenter: Deanna Geelhoed, Project Manager for Plaster Creek Stewards

July 16 • 5:00–7:30 PM
Location: 920 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids 49506
Fifth Annual Native Plant Sale/Pollinator Garden Tour and Fundraiser at Brewery Vivant

August 20 • 6:30 PM
Location: Wege Foundation Natural Area, Lowell, MI
Topic: Guided Hike and Update on the Health of Michigan’s Trees
Presenter: Nick Sanchez, Kent Conservation District Forester

September 17 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Topic: Restoring Biodiversity to Home Landscapes
Presenter: Ranger Steve Mueller

October 15 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Topic: Native Plants and Our Warming Planet
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Lau, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, MSU Kellogg Biological Station

November 19 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Topic: Learning from our Native Plant Community
Presenters: Experienced RCWO Members will lead break-out sessions on various topics

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