Bird Watching

Outdoor & Nature Programs

Spring & Summer

Birding for Beginners

8 Yr Olds-Adults

Are you interested in birds and birdwatching but are unsure where and how to begin? Join us to go over the basics of bird watching, binocular techniques, bird identification, and an introduction to the common birds in the area. Participants will enjoy nature, explore new things, learn more about birds, meet new friends and have fun! Participants are asked to bring a pair of binoculars, if possible (not required). 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $10r/$25nr
  • Instructor: Ria VanderKlok
  • Session 1: Sat, May 27 | 10-11am
  • Session 2: Sat, June 10 | 10-11am
  • Location: Upper Macatawa County Park (84th Street Entrance)

Nature Journaling for Beginners

12 Yr Olds-Adults

If you love the outdoors and find nature infinitely interesting, this class is for you! You’ll learn how to capture your experience with nature on paper through drawing, writing, color, and data collection. This program will include outdoor portions in the Zeeland Wetlands, along with indoor portions in a classroom setting at Creekside Middle School. Participants will be walking from the middle school to the wetlands area during class. No experience with drawing or writing is necessary.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $20r/$35nr
  • Instructor: Ria VanderKlok
  • Session 1: Sat, May 27 | 1pm-2:30pm
  • Session 2: Sat, July 15 | 10am-11:30am
  • Location: Zeeland Wetlands + Creekside MS Quack Shack