Event Calendar

Welcome to the Stewardship Network's Searchable Events Calendar! Across the Great Lakes, hundreds of groups offer opportunities to lean about and care for our natural lands and waters. We are constantly adding new events to this calendar.

Use the filters below to find an event near you or browse through upcoming events. Click on the event title to see more details.

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Ornithology: An in-depth look at bird life, anatomy, and identification

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adults

Trekking in the Tetons

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:30pm

"Trekking in the Tetons" speaker program is being held on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N. Washington).

Spring Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Ages: Ages 12 and under
$8/child; caregiver required.

Sediment Transport Analysis and Regional Training

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a training session using state-of-the-art computer programs led by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. This is part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program.

Breeding Bird Survey Kick-off

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Some experience in bird identification is necessary. Sign up for you favorite park, pick up survey materials, and learn about the 2014 survey results. Please register by April 3.

WMU reviving traditions pow wow

Saturday, April 11, 2015 (All day)

$5.00 adults, 17 and under are free.
231-649-0472 for more information

Stewardship Workday at Flower Crek Dunes Nature Preserve

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Flower Creek Dunes is a magnificent part of the Lake Michigan shoreline, but invasive shrubs threaten to spread throughout the preserve.

Garlic Mustard Demolition at Bear Creek Nature Park

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00am

Bear Creek Nature Park is one of the oldest parks in the Oakland Township park system. Its trails, boardwalks, playground, fields, forests, and wetlands have been enjoyed by many.

Fenner Nature Center Stewardship Workday

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join Fenner Conservancy's Stewardship Team for our monthly workday! Our many ongoing projects include invasive species removal, prairie restoration, and wood chipping trails.

Prescribed Burn Demonstration - Lakes Country Cluster

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am

Here is your opportunity to learn about and observe a controlled burn in progress. Weather permitting, we will conduct a demonstration prescribed fire in a restored prairie at the airport. Fire ecology will be discussed prior to the fire and observation of the fire will be from a safe distance.

Cost: Free!
Click here to register!
(Click above event title for detailed directions, day-of contact info, and other important details.)


Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Herpathon(tm) is an all-day intensive volunteer survey designed to identify amphibian and reptile diversity and distribution within Michigan's unique landscapes. Information is provided to the Michigan Herp Altas and the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission. This information will be used to assess the distribution and richness of reptiles in areas where data is lacking and aid in best management strategies. Program includes a brief intro to Michigan's amphibian and reptile species with a lesson on the Herp Atlas and how to submit observations. Adults and children over the age of 12 are encouraged regardless of their level of expertise.

Cost: Free!
Click here to register! From this webpage, select April 11th from the calendar on the left of the page. Please click "more >>" to register through Ottawa County Parks. We're updating our online system, so we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
(Click above event title for detailed directions, day-of contact info, and other important details.)

Spring Wildflowers

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

"Spring Wildflower" nature walk is being held on Saturday, April 11h, 2015 beginning 2:00 pm AND Saturday, April 18th, 2015 beginning 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods (park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet

Steward's Circle - Huron Arbor Cluster

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Are you interested in learning more about how to care for our natural areas, woods, creeks, prairies, wetlands? Then join The Stewardship Network's Huron Arbor Cluster for an informal discussion with volunteer and professional land stewards and others interested in nature. Each month we meet to engage in an informal discussion on a given topic. These topics are discussed at the Stewards Circles each Second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 am to 8:30 am at Brueggers Bagels on North University, Ann Arbor. Registration not required.
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Tykes Preschool Program - Nature Detectives

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Ages: Ages 4-5, caregivers welcome but not required.
$38/child non-member; $33/child for LSNC members for the whole month!

Tiny Tots: Rainbow of Colors

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am

Ages: Ages 1-3; siblings welcome, caregiver required.
$8/child non-member; $7/child for LSNC members.