Sept 1 – Return to Normal Hours

Return to Normal Hours It is time for our semi-annual shift in open hours on Sundays for the Outdoor Discovery Center Visitors Center. Though the trails are open the building will be closed on Sundays until Memorial Day weekend 2020. Please enjoy the trails, Eldean Family Nature Play Park, birds of prey and wildlife on…

Aug 5 – Boatwerks Sangria Fundraiser

On August 1st, Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant will start a month-long Specialty Sangria Fundraiser to raise funds for the ODC Network. We encourage you to enjoy a beautiful afternoon, sitting on the water sipping one of these delicious sangrias! On Saturday, August 17 from 12:00-3:00 PM, live animals will visit the Boatwerks Courtyard. Stop by the…

Aug 2 – 3rd Annual Bass Tournament

The Compagner family has chosen the Outdoor Discovery Center (ODC) as this year’s charity organization. Our family felt an immediate connection to this organization once we saw their catch and release fishing pond in their 7-acre nature play park. Supporting this pond is a great way to honor Dylan’s dream of fishing and being in…

July 17 – Transportation Grant Opportunities

Transportation Grant Opportunities The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) is offering field trip grants for the 2019-2020 school year to assist teachers in developing fun, educational, and hands-on field trips for teaching students about the natural environment. The $500 grants can cover bus transportation, program fees, and educational supplies for field trips to eligible natural areas,…

July 1 – Macatawa Water Festival

For the fifth year in a row, the Macatawa Water Festival will be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. Over 30 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences designed to engage both young and old to learn about restoring and preserving our lake and watershed. Kayak or bike around…

June 19 – Community Pizza

ODC Network is the recipient of Hops @ 84 East’s Community Pizza for the ENTIRE month of June! This month’s community pizza is Hops’s take on a Hawaiian pizza. This pizza features Hops red sauce, finocchiona salami, bacon, jalapeño, red onion, & pineapple on our Deboer bakery crust. $5 of every community pizza ordered will…

June 5 – Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week

Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week Did you know this week is Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week? Michigan’s annual Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week has launched with an official proclamation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer highlighting the many benefits the state’s lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastline and groundwater provide. As you know, fresh water is…

May 10 – Found an Abandoned Animal?

Abandoned Animals The ODC Network does NOT perform wildlife rehabilitation at any of its facilities.  No staff members are licensed to care for injured or abandoned wildlife. We are sorry that we can not personally help you, but we have listed some information below that may help you deal with your situation. Remember, wild animals are unpredictable, use extreme…