Education has never been more exciting! Our year-round outdoor, hands-on learning opportunities abound at Blandford Nature Center with 143 aces of varied natural communities located in northwest Grand Rapids. We provide many opportunities for students of all ages to learn and experience the wonder of outdoors. Field trips to Blandford immerse students in nature and history and reinforce Michigan''s grade level content expectations. We also provide a Traveling Naturalist program, bringing wildlife presentations and schoolyard activities to your own facility.
Enjoy the beauty of Fall in a new, educational way at Blandford! We have many Autumn field trip opportunities still available. These field trips include Fall Wonders, where students explore fall woods and fields, learning how plants and animals prepare for winter; Seeds and Plants, where science comes alive with a hands-on look at the lives and parts of plants; Exosystem Exploration, delving into ecosystems, communities and habitats, and discovering their relationship and importance for wildlife survival; and Homestead Life, which compares the technology and lifestyles of early settlers to today''s students by investigating 1800s rural life through visits to our own log cabin, barn and blacksmith shop.