Giving at Year-End

Your support makes our work possible. Each year we generate almost half of our revenue, but we need your help to be able to serve all kids and families. Between now and December 31, we need to raise $200,000 to complete our goals for this year. Please make a year-end gift and be part of…

#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday December 3, 2019 – 3:00-5:00 PM  Our Giving Tuesday initiative this year is to raise money to further our mission of advancing outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan. Time spent outdoors helps with the overall mental and physical health of everyone. Helping us further our mission will ensure we can provide these…

Women in Nature Trip

Fourteen ladies joined two of our staff members on a Women in Nature trip to the UP this past weekend. They explored Pictured Rocks and the Munising Area, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Marquette’s downtown and area waterfalls. Thank you ladies for a great Women in Nature trip! If you’re interested in future trips, please check…

Shop & Donate

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support ODC Network in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations during your normal shopping habits. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android…

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…

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…

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…

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…