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.

Annual Members' Meeting and Owl Prowl

December 04, 2019
Annual Members' Meeting and Owl Prowl

Attention Woldumar Members!

All current members are invited and encouraged to attend our annual members' meeting. An optional guided "Owl Prowl" on the trails will follow.

Date: 12/4/2019 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Location: Merry Olds Room in the Visitor's Center at Woldumar Nature Center 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing MI 48917

Refreshments will be offered at 6:00 with music by Sylvia Colles. Presentations by the staff, board of directors, and special guests will celebrate the organization's accomplishments in 2019. Election of board members will conclude the meeting.

After the meeting, members can join Program Director Dan Auer on the trails in an attempt to attract and interact with Woldumar's resident wild owls. Return to the barn to enjoy a s'more by the campfire (although no one will judge if you skip the hike and just go for the s'more!).

RSVP not required, but much appreciated at: https://forms.gle/qZyW74PEiAkjReXHA

Expired members and new members can join/renew now at: https://woldumarnaturecenter.wildapricot.org/membership

Please contact Kevin at director@woldumar.org with questions or to check your membership status.

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Cocoa in the Cabin & Craft Day

December 14, 2019
Cocoa in the Cabin & Craft Day

Need a way to warm-up and have some family fun?

Come and join us on Saturday, December 14th from 11am-2pm as we gather around the fire in the Moon Cabin and enjoy hot chocolate and historic demonstrations. Then head over to the Visitor Center and create your own ornament or barn wood holiday decor to take home.

There will be a requested donation of $5/individual, $10/couple, $15/family. There is a 20% discount for members of the organization.

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Register for Winter Break Camp

January 02, 2020
Register for Winter Break Camp

For over 50 years, Camp Discovery has given Lansing area youth the opportunity to explore and discover the natural world in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment!

Get up and get outside! Come and join Woldumar’s staff on one or both of our fun-filled Winter Break Camp days - January 2-3. Campers will experience and experiment outside every day so that there are no “cabin fever” complaints.

All of Woldumar's programs are led by experienced camp counselors and naturalists who are certified in CPR and First Aid and trained in environmental science education.


Full information:  http://woldumar.org/winter-break-camp.php 

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Native Garden Workshop with Christopher Hart

January 11, 2020
Native Garden Workshop with Christopher Hart

Oct 12, Nov 9, Jan 11

Saturdays, 10 AM – noon

Learn more about the importance and joy of using native plants in your garden landscapes and view examples in practice in the field at Woldumar Nature Center.

Each session will focus on a theme related to the use of native plants in Michigan gardens. Beginning indoors Christopher Hart of HartScapes will lead a presentation and answer all your questions. The second half of the class will join a Woldumar Naturalist for a guided hike to see examples of native plantings at Woldumar.

Christopher Hart graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Landscape and Nursery Management, and has been operating Hartscapes since 2012. He will share his knowledge of native landscape design, why it is important to select local genotypes when purchasing plants or seed, and how to use these plants in your garden. 

Come get involved in learning about the importance of natives, what you can do with natives from a modern perspective. This workshop will show you what Woldumar is doing with native landscapes to fulfill our mission to "educate people about the natural environment". 

Class: 10 am to 11 am, Naturalist Guided Hike with Q & A session: 11 am to 12 pm.


October 12 2019:
Theme Gardens - Formal/Herb/Japanese/Cottage.
Theme garden design ideas using natives.

November 9 2019:
Ecological Landscapes- Bio swales/rain gardens/green roofs/drought tolerant gardens.
Ecological landscapes, their functions, importance, and the best plants for the future.

January 11 2020:
4 Seasons Landscapes- Plants/settings/structure/best natives for landscapes.
Four seasons of natives. How to build a bloom cycle and/or use four-season plants.

$20/Class nonmembers
$15/Class members

All sessions:
$50 nonmembers
$40 members

To register for one or all sessions, click here.

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SOLD OUT - Paint a Portrait of Your Pet

February 15, 2020
SOLD OUT - Paint a Portrait of Your Pet

Saturday, February 15: 1 PM – 4 PM

Learn to use watercolors to create a striking portrait of your pet, or animal of your choosing.  Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering for an afternoon of art of your best friend.

Participants will work from a photo reference and leave with an 8X10 portrait of their furry friend to frame!  No watercolor experience is required to participate in this workshop. Once registered please email Michelle a copy of the photo of the animal you would like to paint (head shots work best).  Michelle will have the image ready for you on the day of the workshop.

For questions please feel free to email Michelle at deteringm@gmail.com
Artist Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/bellelunearts
Artist Website is www.michelledeteringart.com

 To register, click here.

Woldumar Members: $35.00
Nonmembers: $40.00

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Bluegrass & Folk Jam

March 15, 2020
Bluegrass & Folk Jam

Mid-Michigan Folkgrass Jam has become a tradition at Woldumar Nature Center, offering hours of entertainment for musicians and music lovers alike!

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). The series dates October 20, November 17, March 15, April 19, and May 17 with acts TBA. Requested donation $5 for adults, but attendees are encouraged to give as they are able - no one will be turned away. Kids are free. Proceeds make these events possible and help support the nonprofit Woldumar Nature Association

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