Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway news and events.

Nature Hour, Back by Popular Demand

Nature Hour has become a regular program to attend by some of our visitors. So, for this summer, we are back at it again with the hopes that more people will join us. People often bring a picnic lunch and eat at the Discovery Pavilion after the program. Often the naturalist leading the program is…

Picnic for the Birds Rescheduled

Due to the likelihood of rain during today’s planned Picnic with the Birds program, it has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Thursday, April 7. There is no fee to attend and no registration is necessary. Just stop by the Birds of Prey facility for as long as you would like to learn more about and see…

Boatwerks Benefit April 11 and 12

This is your opportunity to support the ODCMG by having a delicious Boatwerks meal!  Enjoy a special signature dish to contribute even more to the ODCMG, or order any of your favorite menu selections.  Present this voucher on April  11 or 12 from 4:30-8:30 PM and Boatwerks will donate 10% of your dinner check to the ODCMG.  On…

Prescribed Burn Complete at ODC Nature Preserve

On Sunday, March 20, David Mindell of PlantWise Restoration (Ann Arbor, MI) and his team performed the annual prescribed burn on the Outdoor Discovery Center Nature Preserve.  The prescribed burn helps us manage invasive species. Many mid-western ecosystems burned naturally or were managed with fire by the Native Americans prior to European settlement. Prescribed ecological burns…

Project Clarity Update March 15

The Project Clarity initiative is a community-wide collaboration to clean, restore and maintain the waters of Lake Macatawa and the Macatawa Watershed. Learn about the extensive work and accomplishments to date and how each of us can be part of the effort to help clean, restore and maintain the waters of our most treasured asset:…

Changes at the Birds of Prey

There have been some changes at the Birds of Prey recently. The Turkey Vultures have moved inside to their heated mews (cages). Wild Turkey Vultures migrate to warmer climates during the winter, so we have to move ours inside. And we have a new addition! Be sure to welcome our new Peregrine Falcon. He is…

Holidays at the ODC

Please join us at the Outdoor Discovery Center’s 150 acre Nature Preserve to create family memories and traditions during our “Holidays at the ODC”. We will offer fun activities like scavenger hunts on our Sensory Trail and programs where families can create holiday ornaments from materials found in nature. We will have “Tales and Tails” storytime throughout the month featuring live…

Travis Williams Receives National Award

Press Release November 19, 2015 Contact: Margo Carlock, NAI Executive Director 1-888-900-8283 Travis Williams Receives National Award Travis Williams, Executive Director of the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway in Holland MI, is the recipient of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Award of Distinction for 2015.  The award was presented at NAI’s national workshop on November 13th in Virginia Beach, VA.  The workshop…