Nature for All

Inclusive Culture at the ODC Network

Our Beliefs

  • All people should have access to nature
  • We are all caretakers of our natural world
  • All people should engage in active and integrated learning to understand our environment and how to preserve it

Our Policy

The ODC Network (ODCN) strives to incorporate the principles of racial and ethnic diversity as one of its core organizational values. Achieving and engaging diversity among our Board of Directors and staff is critical for our organization in order to represent and serve the West Michigan community(s) of which we are a part.  Our goal is to ensure that these commitments, reinforced by our values, are embedded in our day to day working practices with all our customers, stakeholders, team members, and community members. 

We will Demonstrate This Commitment By:

Our Progress

Hispanic Or Latino
Two or more Races
Black or African American
Native American / Native Alaskan

ODC Network

ODC Network


Access to ODC Nature-based Preschool:

Scholarships awarded to families with financial need

Staff Spanish/English interpretations available

Staff translations of written materials available

Communication with Community

DEI highlight in Discover Nature quarterly program guide

Multiple language translations available on our website