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Become a Member

One way to support the ODC Network is to become a member and receive unique benefits in return. Our members believe in our mission of advancing outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan.

When you become a member, you support free visitation to every ODC Network nature preserve for all people and continued maintenance on trails, exhibits, and conservation efforts on preserves. Lastly, you build a deeper connection with nature.

Check out the levels and benefits of an ODC Network membership below.

Membership Perks

Members have added benefits including:

The most impactful perk is pride in knowing you support outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan.

Other Nature Centers in Our Network

 As part of your ODC Network membership you are also entitled to reciprocal privileges at other nature centers in the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Network:

Frequently Asked Questions

We use a system called Doubleknot for the majority of our membership, camp, program, and event registrations. You will receive confirmation emails from Doubleknot for your registrations. 

We do not use paper membership cards, you will use your confirmation email from purchasing your membership.

No, you do not need to be a member to visit an ODC Network property.

You do not need to be a member to participate in a program, camp or event, but you may receive a discount on a registration fee if you are a member. You must log into your Doubleknot account to have your member rate apply during the check-out process.

You will need to log into our Doubleknot registration system to receive a discount on registrations, there will be a prompt at the beginning of your registration. If you are not logged in, it will prompt you to purchase a membership.

Look in your spam/junk or promotions folders for an email from Doubleknot. If you still cannot find it, you can log into Doubleknot to find the status of your membership.

Don't see your question answered above, please contact Ashley VanZee at with membership questions?