Visitors Center Closed

Visitors Center Closed Until April 5 In light of the spread of the coronoavirus and in the interest of public health safety, the visitors center will be closed to the public through April 5. Please use the Outdoor Discovery Center trails responsibly.

NO Maple Sugar Time – March 14 & 21

Maple Sugar Time Cancelled for March 14 & 21 We are sad to report that we will are cancelling our Maple Sugar Time events for this season due to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order about large group gatherings and the COVID-19 outbreak. Check back with us later in the spring to see how we did making…

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours The following are our hours of operation for the Administrative Office and Visitors Center through the Christmas and New Year holidays. December 24 – 9 am to 12 pm December 25 – CLOSED December 31 – 9 am to 12 pm January 1 – CLOSED

Volunteer at Homestead Holiday

Homestead Holiday December 14 at DeGraaf Nature Center from 11 am to 3 pm Looking for volunteer opportunities? This is an easy and fun time volunteering at the nature center. There are crafts, cookies and hot chocolate, and holiday fun! Homestead Holiday Page Sign-up to volunteer

Ribbon Cutting on Nature Playground

Ribbon Cutting at the Nature Playground at Holland Language Academy Join us as we open the new natural play and learn space for the students at Holland Language Academy. The students at HLA have been patiently waiting for the construction of this new resource to be completed. The students will assist with the ribbon cutting…

Upcoming Explorer Network Trips

Join us for an adventure in 2020! We have two new trips being offered next year that you might find interesting. As always we strive to provide experiences that are unique, memorable and help you explore places that you might not have visited in the past. Let us know if you have any questions or would…

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…

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,…

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…