For education-related questions email [email protected]
Wild One’s River City Chapter 15th Anniversary Celebration
Featuring Dr. Douglas Tallamy presenting:
Nature’s Best Hope – June 20, 2022 (1 hr, 28 minutes)
WORC Educational Committee recommended link: Living with Biodiversity by Dr. Douglas Tallamy
Managing Habitat for Monarch Butterflies (03/21/2022)
Presented by Dr. Nathan Haan, ecologist and researcher, MSU
Dr. Haan’s Monarch Resources pdf
WORC Education Committee recommended resources:
Unraveling the Great Butterfly Migration Mystery 10:15 minutes; PBS Be Smart series. How does an insect weighing less than an ounce perform these amazing navigational skills and migrations?
Monarch Joint Venture has a variety of free webinars in 2022 on monarch biology, monitoring, and conservation, as well as citizen-science training for educators and life-long learners like us!
Ken-O-Sha: Working for Reconciliation in a West Michigan Watershed (02/21/22)
Presented by Dr. Dave Warners, Professor, Calvin University Department of Biology, and Director, Plaster Creek Stewards
WORC Educational Committee recommended links:
Welcome to Plaster Creek
Get on the HOMEGROWN NATIONAL PARK map How-to video (02/2022)
Go Beyond Beauty: For wildlife, clean waters, & beautiful gardens (06/17/21)
Presented by Shelly Stusick, Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network
Education Committee recommended Program Enhancement video: Cultivating awareness: Ornamental plants invading natural areas
Cultivating our Schoolyards as Habitat to Grow Scholars Who Will Become Stewards (05/17/21)
Presented by Sally Triant, Grow Wise Learning
Native Garden Design (04/19/21)
Presented by Amy Heilman, Owner, The Living Garden and Rebecca Marquardt, Owner, Revery
For the Birds: Fostering Backyard Habitats to Attract Birds (03/15/21)
Presented by Curtis Dykstra, Naturalist, Ottawa County Parks, Michigan
Botanical Quest: Documenting Michigan’s Rare Native Flora Through Photography (02/15/21)
Presented by Craig Elston, Naturalist and Photographer
Birds, Insects, Native Plants and Much More! (03/16/21)
Presented by Martha MacCleery, Wild Ones River City Education Chair
Helpful online links to support the Birds, Insects, and Native Plants Webinar
Green Infrastructure 101 (06/15/21)
Presented by Kelly Goward, Environmental Program Manager, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council
Rain Garden at Parkside Elementary School in Rockford, MI (06/15/21)
Presented by Jamie Vaughan, Trout Unlimited
Ever Wondered Where the Rain Goes?
Wild Ones Presents Natures Best Hope
Presented by Doug Tallamy
Educational Films for Members
Our chapter has a library of informative films on DVD that are available for members to borrow.
To borrow a film email: [email protected]
Urban & Suburban Meadows — Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces (DVD) – This film offers interviews by several experts in meadow and prairie establishment. Learn about design, site prep., planting and maintenance of these lawn alternatives.
Jens Jensen – The Living Green (DVD) – The history of how this famous Landscape Architect and pioneering conservationist used nature as his model and came to be known as the “Dean of the American Style” of garden design.
America’s Lost Landscape -Tall Grass Prairies (DVD) – This visually beautiful film explores the history of how our country’s Tallgrass Prairie disappeared in the early part of this century and outlines the efforts being taken to help restore this special ecosystem.
Toward Harmony with Nature (DVD) – Dr. Doug Tallamy, a popular national speaker on the importance of native plants and their connection to the food chain and author of Bringing Nature Home, lectures on “The Value of Having Native Plants in Our Yards” and “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors.”
Gardening For Life — Sharing Our Yards With Creatures Great & Small (DVD) – Dr. Doug Tallamy lecture filmed at Kalamazoo Nature Center during a gardening for nature workshop held in 2008. A panel discussion follows the presentation.
Wild About Wildflowers (DVD) – This video was produced by National Wild Ones Center and provides information and advice on how to get started and maintain a native wildflower garden.