Outdoor Programs

Summer Programs

Parent and Child Wetland Adventures

(grades K-2 + Adult)

Participants will explore the wetland area by looking for living organisms. Fish, frogs and all different kinds of aquatic insects and terrestrial insects will be examined. A simple experiment will be conducted to learn about the animals that use the wetlands. A parent or caregiver must accompany their child. Please bring your own footwear appropriate for getting in the water and appropriate clothing for the weather. Min: 4 Max: 10 

  • Register Here
  • Register based on 2019-20 grade level
  • Instructor: Jennifer Soukhome, ZPS Science Teacher
  • Cost: $20r/$32nr
  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 9am - 10am
  • Location: Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion (if inclement weather, meet at ZWHS in room D122)
  • Directions to the Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion: Park in the ZPS Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of Riley St. The Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field to the west of the parking lot.

Wetland Adventures

(grades 3-5)

Participants will explore the wetland area by learning about the plants and their adaptations, and by looking for living organisms. Fish, frogs and all different kinds of aquatic insects and terrestrial insects will be examined. A simple experiment will be conducted to learn about the animals that use the wetlands. Please bring your own footwear appropriate for getting in the water and appropriate clothing for the weather. Min: 4 Max: 10

  • Register Here
  • Register based on 2019-20 grade level
  • Instructor: Jennifer Soukhome, ZPS Science Teacher
  • Cost: $20r/$32nr
  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Location: Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion (if inclement weather, meet at ZWHS in room D122)
  • Directions to the Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion: Park in the ZPS Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of Riley St. The Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field to the west of the parking lot.

Wetland INVESTIGATIONS

(grades 6-8)

Participants will spend time in the lab and in the wetlands conducting experiments in order to learn more about the species that live there. The aquatic microscopic world will be investigated, along with plant adaptations and the aquatic insects. Please bring your own footwear appropriate for getting in the water and appropriate clothing for the weather. Min: 4 Max: 10

  • Register Here
  • Register based on 2019-20 grade level
  • Instructor: Jennifer Soukhome, ZPS Science Teacher
  • Cost: $40r/$52nr
  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland West HS, Room D122
  • Directions to the Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion: Park in the ZPS Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of Riley St. The Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field to the west of the parking lot.

 

Directions to the Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion:

Park in the ZPS Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of Riley St. The Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field to the west of the parking lot.