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…

April at Beechwood Grill

Beechwood Grill Supports the ODC Network For the entire month of April, Beechwood Grill will donate a percent for every order of “Wings” sold and for every “Falcon Cocktail” ordered to the ODC Network. The “Falcon” is a spin on the traditional Moscow mule with the addition of a pomegranate liqueur. On Saturday, April 27,…