Date(s) - 05/15/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jeanette Henderson, Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve Program Manager
Presenter Bio: Jeanette is responsible for the day to day management of the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve & Bunker Interpretive Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She directs all aspects of the education, outreach and volunteer programs here, including developing interpretive curriculum, displays and programs, hiring and training Calvin students in environmental education/interpretation techniques and land management, and teaching programs for ages Pre-K through adult. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and growing plants for the annual native plant sale, collaborating with academic departments across the college, and building and maintaining partnerships with other environmental community partners. Jeanette’s previous work experience includes working at the state level for Michigan Audubon directing and coordinating programs, as a summer naturalist for Michigan State Parks, and as a marine educator for the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium in Savannah, Georgia.
Join Jeanette Henderson, CCEP Program Manager, on a spring walk through the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve. Go behind the scenes, to learn about the animals and plants who call this urban preserve home and the people who study and care for them. Discover how you can get involved with our new native demonstration garden project.
This indoor/outdoor program will involve walking and standing for long periods of time, so wear comfortable shoes. You may want to bring bug repellent and a water bottle. Come rain or shine! The program will be adapted and offered inside in inclement weather.