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

Download the Program Calendar pdf here.

February 19 • 6:30 PM
Popcorn and Movie Night
Featuring Hometown Habitat — Environmental Film by Catherine Zimmerman
Hour-long film with following discussion led by RCWO member Marty MacCleery.
Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College 
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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

April 16 • 6:30 PM
Reconciliation EcologyEncouraging Biodiversity in Human-dominated Ecosystems
Presented by Dr. Dave Warners, Professor of Biology, Calvin College.
Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

May 21 • 6:30 PM
Spring Ephemerals in Bloom and Native Plant Exchange
Presented by RCWO members, Amy Heilman and Tammy Lundeen along with Melanie Manion, Natural Resources Manager, Ottawa County Parks
Aman Park, 0-1859 Lake Michigan Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

June 18 • 6:30 PM
Tour of Plaster Creek Stewards’ Work
Presented by Deanna Geelhoed, Project Manager for Plaster Creek Stewards. 
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE – Meet at the Christian Reformed Church parking lot 
1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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

August 20 • 6:30 PM
Guided Hike and Update on the Health of Michigan’s Trees
Presented by Nick Sanchez, Kent Conservation District Forester.
Wege Foundation Natural Area
11715 Vergennes Rd, Lowell, MI 49331

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

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

November 19 • 6:30 PM
Learning from our Native Plant Community
Annual Meeting and Potluck
Experienced RCWO Members will lead break-out sessions on pertinent native plant topics.
Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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