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 ***CANCELED***
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 ***CANCELED***
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
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 • 6:30 PM
Green Stormwater Infrastructure 101:
How Your Yard Can Benefit the Greater Watershed Community
Presented by Kelly Goward, Environmental Program Manager, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council
Location: Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341

 

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