Upcoming Events at Woldumar Nature Center
On the second Saturday of each month, Woldumar offers naturalist lessons and a related craft project.
Annual Events include:
- Fall Events: American Heritage Festival, Color Tours on the Grand River, and Runamunk 5K/10K run.
- Spring Events: Kickoff to Camp Discover and Family Campout.
American Heritage Festival
September 30, 2018
Please Join us for our 2018 American Heritage Festival - a celebration of our local history and culture!
This annual event features a variety of local vendors, demonstrators, and performers, all celebrating local history and traditions.
This FREE* event features tours of the Moon Log Cabin, horse drawn wagon rides, pontoon boat rides on the Grand River, kids crafts, and much more.
* There is no admission charge for this event. Donations will be requested at certain activities as a fundraiser for Woldumar's Environmental Education Programs.
We are currently looking for vendors, musicians, and demonstrators. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to participate as a sponsor.
Check back for updates!
Fall Fungus Foray
October 20, 2018
Interested in the fungus among us? Join us on October 20th from 9 AM to noon.
Led by Rebecca Shay and Sara Getson, graduate students at Michigan State University and members of Graduate Women in Science, this program will introduce the basics of fungal biology and mushroom identification, followed by a foray around Woldumar, and an identification session of your lucky finds.
This program is open to all ages who are able to safely walk our trails. Please wear appropriate clothing to be outside and footwear to hike in. We will have the program rain or shine, but if it looks like severe weather is in the forecast we will reschedule the program.
Proceeds go to support the mission of Woldumar and GWIS.
To register for this program please see https://woldumarnaturecenter.wildapricot.org/page-954250.
Color Tours on the Grand River
October 21, 2018
Enjoy nature and celebrate fall with a scenic pontoon boat tour along the Grand River. Cider and donuts, a fall-themed craft, and a lesson on watersheds will be offered in our Visitor Center.
Color Tours: Pontoon rides are offered each fall as a donation-based fundraiser for Woldumar's environmental education programs. Our boat will leave the dock every 30 minutes from 11am to 2pm.
Please arrive 30-45 minutes before your scheduled departure time. To minimize your wait time, pre-registration is highly recommended. Walk-ins will be accommodated only when space is available.
Pre-register at https://woldumarnaturecenter.wildapricot.org/event-3067225
Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted and no one will be turned away as long as space remains available.
$85 for a private boat ride for up to 10 guests
Bluegrass & Folk Jam
October 21, 2018
Bring your instrument to participate in informal jam sessions throughout the nature center, or simply enjoy the concert in the upstairs of the barn (elevator service is available).
Join us at Woldumar's American Heritage Festival on Sept 30. Music starts at 11 am with "The Elderly Brothers" followed by "Windmills" and several other acts. This is NOT a regular JAM, but there will be great music and lots to do with the family!
The series will continue October 21, November 18, March 17 and May 19 with acts TBA.
Requested donation of $2/students and seniors, $4 for adults. Kids are free. Proceeds make these events possible and help support the nonprofit Woldumar Nature Association and its mission: "To educate people about the natural environment."
Please contact Henry Casillas with questions about the event or to get your band in the line-up: email@example.com
If you would like to volunteer at or sponsor this event, please contact Kevin: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 04, 2018
Join trail runners, hikers and nature enthusiasts from all over Michigan at our 11th annual 5k/10k trail race!
Enjoy the autumn's full splendor in our prairie, pine forest, wetlands, and hardwood forest as you run along the Grand River on 180 acres protected by the Association.
Your participation supports quality, hands-on science programs that instill passion for the natural world in young people throughout the Greater Lansing Area. Simply put: your support furthers our mission: "To educate people about the natural environment."
The course is varied natural running surfaces (no pavement) so we encourage you to run cautiously.
Children's activities are offered during and after the 5k/10k events. Refreshments are provided after the race.
Do you LOVE Woldumar and our mission? Want to run the race for FREE? Become a "crowd-raiser" for this event! Collect $100 in donations and we'll cover the cost of your registration. More details: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/26062/BecomeFundraiser
If you're interested in volunteering at or sponsoring this event, please contact email@example.com
For more information or to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/MI/Lansing/RUNAMunk