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Evening at the ODC

"For You, For Us"

All funds raised at this event help us deliver high quality nature-based programs, experiences and services that connect people, land and nature through outdoor education, greenway development, and habitat and wildlife conservation.  Below you’ll find opportunities to invest in our mission or support a specific project and bid on one-of-a-kind experiences.

Event Details


Address: 4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423

Attire: Casual

Parking: Please park in our main lot or gravel lot just west of our main lot (off 142nd St).


5:30 pm – Happy Hour & Check in

6:00 pm – Dinner + Social Time 
“For You, For Us” Opportunities

7:10 – Bidding Ends + Presentation + Staff Highlights

7:45 – Dessert + Social Time


Salt & Pepper Savory Grill & Pub
Pretzel bites with Gouda Beer Cheese & Spicy Mustard
Roasted Poblano Artichoke Dip with Pita & Crostini

StrEats Taco Kitchen
Sedona Taco
Smoky Mountain BBQ

Whipped a Brunch
Charcuterie Bowls
Fresh Salad
Turkey Bacon Pretzel Bun Sliders

ODC Froyo Trailer
Look for event specials at the ODC froyo trailer!
Dairy free froyo flavors available

For Us

Without generous support from people like you, we could not continue to positively impact our community.

Below you’ll find 5 unique opportunities where you can make a difference at the ODC.

Shade Structure

at De Witt Birds of Prey Center

22,000 people participate in birds of prey programs, annually

Twenty years ago, the Outdoor Discovery Center began a program and attraction that has become one of the largest captive bird of prey collections in Michigan. Oftentimes during a bird of prey program, the glare and heat from the sun become excessive for the birds and presenters.  To alleviate this issue, we need to build a shade structure over the existing amphitheater that will provide our guests with a more comfortable experience.
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New Greenhouse

to grow native species for restorations

50,000+ native plants have been grown for restorations

In 2015, ODC acquired its first greenhouse. The Conservation Services team grows native plants and plugs for restorations throughout West Michigan. They also grow Galerucella beetles which are used as bio-control on the highly invasive plant, Purple Loosestrife. We need to invest in a new greenhouse that is larger and better insulated to continue to meet demand.
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Invest in a future preschool student

$38,000+ was committed to families for the 2023-24 school year

Furthering outdoor education starts with making it more accessible to everyone. Over 35% of ODC preschool students are on a full or partial scholarship. This program allows families that are in need to apply for tuition assistance.
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Tool Trailer

Second trailer to meet Playscape Demand

Built more than 25 playscapes in the community

In the past 7 years, we have seen an increased demand for nature playscapes. Our team has built more than 25 playscapes throughout the West Michigan community and continues to receive inquiries regularly. To keep up with this demand, we added a second installation crew and now need to add another tool trailer and set of tools.
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Gear Library

Help provide gear for students who do not have appropriate outdoor attire

There's no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate attire

If you’ve been a part of any ODC program, you know we firmly believe this saying. Wearing the wrong clothing can ruin an experience for anyone. To avoid this, we need to add to our gear library. We lend gear, such as oakisuits, coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc., to student of all ages who participate in programs.
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Thanks to our Sponsors!

We would not be able to host such an amazing event without the amazing support from local businesses, families, and individuals.

Eagle Sponsors:
Hawk Sponsors:
Falcon Sponsors:
Travis & Stephanie Williams Family
Owl Sponsors:
Hatchling Supporters:
Dream House Gardens