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.

Canceled - Campfire Science Night

April 03, 2020
Canceled - Campfire Science Night

Gather around the campfire for a fun evening of chemistry demonstrations, flashlight hikes, and exciting hands-on activities. This event is hosted by Woldumar Nature Center and the MSU Graduate Women in Science Mid-Michigan Chapter.

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM

This FREE event is part of the MSU Science Festival. View the full schedule of events online at: https://sciencefestival.msu.edu/event/schedule

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Canceled-Spring Break Camp 4/6-4/10

April 06, 2020
Canceled-Spring Break Camp 4/6-4/10

Dear Families,

It's with great disappointment that I'm writing to announce the cancellation of our annual Spring Break Camp (April 6-10) due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Spring Break Camp is one of the highlights of our year and it's tough to see weeks of planning and years of tradition go away like this.  That said, we absolutely believe it's the right thing to do to help keep our community safe.

We know that a lot of families are struggling right now, and I will begin processing full refunds for anybody who requests one first thing tomorrow morning.  

Likewise, as a private nonprofit organization, this is a challenging and uncertain time for Woldumar.  If you are able to donate your Spring Break Camp payment, or allow us to credit it toward a future camp session, we would ask you to thoughtfully consider doing so.

In addition to camps and community programs, we host a lot of weddings and other private facility rentals this time of year.  As I'm sure you can imagine, those events are also shuffling around like crazy, so to help keep this process organized and streamlined, I'm asking everyone to please complete this form: 


Thank you for your understanding, patience and support.  We are so looking forward to serving you with high quality natural science programming just as soon as it becomes safe and practical to do so.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions (or for really any reason at all).

Thanks,

Kevin


Kevin Wernet
Executive Director

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Bluegrass & Folk Jam

April 19, 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 include April 19, and May 17 with acts TBA. 2:00-6:00 pm

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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SOLD OUT - Spring Wildflower Watercolor Workshop

April 25, 2020
SOLD OUT - Spring Wildflower Watercolor Workshop

Have you always wanted to try sketching and/or watercolor in nature and in particular flowers?  If so, this workshop is for you!  Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering for a morning of using a sketchbook to capture the beautiful spring wildflowers at Woldumar! Learn how a nature sketchbook can help expand your experience in nature and improve your skills in observing and drawing.

Students will spend time on the trails in Woldumar observing and sketching the wildflowers they see.  Later students will return to the barn to learn how to use watercolor to enhance their journals.  Students will learn tips and Techniques for nature sketchbooks as well as ideas for what to record, journal layout, tools, photo references and how to observe in order to draw what you see.

Participants will need to bring a sketchbook designed for watermedia.  Other supplies will be provided but individuals are welcome to bring their own favorite art tools as well.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9 AM – 12 PM

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

Cost:
Woldumar Members: $35.00
Nonmembers: $40.00
Only 15 spots available.

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COVID-19 Information

April 30, 2020
COVID-19 Information


A Message From Woldumar's Director

(updated 3/25/2020)


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage visitors to enjoy the trails while observing best practices for social distancing. 


Please visit our Facebook page for fun, self-guided activity ideas.


Under Executive Order 2020-21, the Woldumar Nature Center will be closed through April 13.  Staff will continue receiving your phone calls and emails, and will respond as quickly as we can.  Buildings (including restrooms) are not open to the public.


Unfortunately, our annual Spring Break Camp, originally scheduled for 4/6-10 has been cancelled.  If you had already signed up, please visit that program page for more information.


If you have a facility rental scheduled between now and May 18, we have attempted to contact you by phone and/or email.  If you have not heard from us, please contact Executive Director Kevin Wernet (director@woldumar.org).  If your event takes place after May 18, please feel free to contact Hospitality Manager Victoria Churchill-Barner with any questions (rentals@woldumar.org). If you are a vendor, guest, or anyone other than the contracted Lessee, we ask you to please communicate through the Lessee.  This will help us keep organized and streamline our work to meet everybody's needs.

 


As we have been reminded countless times in recent days, this is a swiftly evolving situation and it is very difficult to predict when, or in which direction, recommendations and restrictions might change. The leadership at Woldumar is committed to following the advice of our national, state and local health officials to protect the health and safety of our community.

 


We look forward to hosting events, community programs, field study, and camps as soon as it is safe and practical to do so, and will communicate any additional scheduling changes as more information becomes available.



Woldumar is more than a park – it’s a cause and a community.  We appreciate your patience, understanding and continued support, as we do everything we can to support our community in these challenging times.

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SOLD OUT - Spring Wildflower Watercolor Workshop

May 02, 2020
SOLD OUT - Spring Wildflower Watercolor Workshop

Have you always wanted to try sketching and/or watercolor in nature and in particular flowers?  If so, this workshop is for you!  Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering for a morning of using a sketchbook to capture the beautiful spring wildflowers at Woldumar! Learn how a nature sketchbook can help expand your experience in nature and improve your skills in observing and drawing.

Students will spend time on the trails in Woldumar observing and sketching the wildflowers they see.  Later students will return to the barn to learn how to use watercolor to enhance their journals.  Students will learn tips and Techniques for nature sketchbooks as well as ideas for what to record, journal layout, tools, photo references and how to observe in order to draw what you see.

Participants will need to bring a sketchbook designed for watermedia.  Other supplies will be provided but individuals are welcome to bring their own favorite art tools as well.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 9 AM – 12 PM

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

Cost:
Woldumar Members: $35.00
Nonmembers: $40.00
Only 15 spots available.

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Spring Wildflower Hikes

May 09, 2020
Spring Wildflower Hikes

Spring is in the air! Join us for a guided wildflower hike followed by doing a flower-themed craft in the lower level of our barn.
Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 11 AM – 2 PM
Hikes will begin at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. sharp.

11:30 & 12:30 hikes will be ~ 1 mile

1:30 hike will be ~ 3 miles

Please dress appropriately for the weather.

 Suggested Donations: 
Members: $3 per person or $8 per family
Non-members: $5 or $10 per family

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