2020 Programs

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

Programs open to all • free of charge

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2020 Monthly Programs

2020 WORC Programs bookmark PDF

 

February 17 • 6:30 PM
Bring Back the Pollinators: Strategies to Promote Pollinators in Your Yard
Presented by Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist at MSU
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University,
1750 East Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids MI 49546

 

March 16 • 6:30 PM ***CANCELLED***
Birds, Insects, Native Plants and Much More: Inviting the Web of Life into Your Yard
Presented by Marty MacCleery, Education Committee Chair

 

April 20 • 6:30 PM ***CANCELLED***
Monarch Butterflies, Migration and Human Impact
Presented by Stephen B. Malcolm, Chemical Ecologist and Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, WMU
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University,
1750 East Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids MI 49546

 

May 18 • 6:30 PM ***Group hike CANCELLED*** See Virtual Program
Plants and Ecology of Aman Park:
A Tour Led by Botanists With Over 50 Years of Experience
Presented by Bill Martinus and Leon (Chip) Schaddelee, Botanists
Location: Aman Park, O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49534

 

June 15  Online Program on YouTube
Green Stormwater Infrastructure 101:
How Your Yard Can Benefit the Greater Watershed Community
Presented by Kelly Goward, Environmental Program Manager, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council
Rain Garden Installation presented by Jamie Vaughn, Trout Unlimited

 

July 20 • 5 – 7:30 PM
Annual Native Plant Sale and Fundraiser
Plant Sale Location: 920 Cherry St., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Fundraiser at Brewery Vivant, 3–11:00 PM
925 Cherry St., Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

August 17 • 6:30 PM
Invasive Species Action:
Best Practices to Protect Michigan’s Native Flora & Fauna from Intruders
Presented by Jessie Schulte, District Manager, Kent Conservation District
Location: Greenwood Cemetery, 1401 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 

September 21 • 6:30 PM
HARVESTABLE HERITAGE DOUBLE FEATURE!
• Fungal Wonders: Adventures with a Mycophile
Presented by Nicole Mathiasz, Licensed Mushroom Expert
• Treasures of the Edible & Ecological Gardens and their
Connections with our Native Ecosystem
Presented by Courtney Cheers, Director, WWC
Location: Wittenbach Wege Center, 11715 Vergennes St. SE, Lowell, MI 49331

 

October 19 • 6:30 PM
Liberty Hyde Bailey:
New Agrarian Philosopher and “Patron Saint” of American Gardening
Webinar presented by John Linstrom, series editor of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library for Cornell University Press and a doctoral candidate in English and American Literature at New York University
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University,
1750 East Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids MI 49546

 

November 16 • 6:30 PM
WORC Annual Meeting/Sweet & Savory Potluck
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University,
1750 East Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids MI 49546